GREATER VICTORIA BUSINESS NEWS

Building Permits Rebound, Island-Wide

Construction Activities Will Continue To Play A Significant Role In Vancouver Island’s Economy Recovery VANCOUVER ISLAND - The total value of building permits issued on Vancouver Island during the...

UA Local 324 Focused On Construction Site Clean Up

Union Applauds Recent Steps, Encourages More Sanitary Stations   VICTORIA – One of the tasks of the United Association Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 324 is to monitor a “clean up” the...

Alberta Oil And Gas Critical To BC’s Economy

BRITISH COLUMBIA - How much do the oil and natural gas industries contribute to British Columbia’s economy? One way to see the impact is to look at those of Indigenous ancestry. Their employment...

BCREA: New Commercial Rent Assistance Program

CERS Will Subsidize Up To 65 Per Cent Of Rent Or Commercial Mortgage BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian businesses, non-profits and charities experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19 may be eligible...

Daiya Foods Veteran Joins The Very Good Food Company

VICTORIA – The Very Good Food Company Inc. announced that veteran plant-based food production executive, Ana Silva, will join VGF as president commencing in January 2021. Silva has spent the past...

BC Lumber Trade Council Speaks Out

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) issuance of new countervailing (CVD)...

Hardy Buoys Develops Innovative Shelf-Stable Product

Port Hardy Company’s Smoked Salmon Now Has A One Year Shelf Life, Without Refrigeration   PORT HARDY – Hardy Buoys has been a busy operation for many years, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused a...

BC Ferries Second Quarter Results Show COVID Impact

BC Ferries Releases Second Quarter Results VICTORIA - BC Ferries released its second quarter results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2020. The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to...

Good News In September Retail Sales

Retail Sales Up 8 Per Cent From This Time Last Year BRITISH COLUMBIA - Retail sales rose for the fifth consecutive month in September by 1.1 per cent on a seasonally-adjusted basis, which is higher...

CPP Premiums To Rise By Up To 9.3 Per Cent In 2021

CFIB: January 1 CPP Hikes To Hit Employers’ Payroll Budgets, Cut Take-Home Wages For Workers BRITISH COLUMBIA – With one in three small businesses losing money every day they are open due to...

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