THOMPSON OKANAGAN BUSINESS NEWS

Canadian Housing Starts Trended Slightly Higher In May

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The trend in housing starts was 280,779 units in May 2021, up slightly from 278,462 units in April 2021, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend...

BC To Support Temporary Patios Going Permanent

VICTORIA - More than 2,000 temporary patios authorized to serve liquor during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to become permanent under amended provincial liquor regulations. This includes...

BC Prepares To Safely Move To Step 2

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including...

BC Smaller Communities To Benefit From Funding

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Government of Canada is investing $693,626 in 15 new projects in British Columbia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the...

Coldwater Communications Expands To Okanagan

KELOWNA - Coldwater Communications, a Squamish-based public relations and communications agency, has expanded to the Okanagan by adding a team member, Rie Stadnichuk, from the region. “We are...

BCREA: Bank Of Canada Interest Rate Announcement

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate at 0.25 per cent this morning, a level it considers its effective lower bound. The Bank reiterated what it calls "extraordinary...

Interior Health Launches Mobile Immunization Clinics

KELOWNA - Interior Health’s #journey2immunity has kicked into high gear with the introduction of mobile immunization clinics that will travel across the Interior Health region to target rural and...

Healthier Okanagan Real Estate Market On The Horizon

KELOWNA – Residential real estate sales across the region from Revelstoke to Eastgate Manning Park and into the South Peace River region is showing signs of calming after months of record highs,...

C.D. Howe: Bank of Canada Should Keep Overnight Rate

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) recommends that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, at 0.25 per...

CFIB: Rent And Wage Subsidies Are Set To Drop In July

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The phasing out of federal small business subsidies for rent and wages is set to begin on July 3, while small businesses face fresh or renewed lock downs in much of the country,...

From The Trenches Podcast 21: Greg D’Avignon

Greg D'Avignon is the President and CEO of the Business Council of British Columbia. In Part 2 of our conversation he talks about child care, BC's secret superpower, provincial and federal budgets,...

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