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Bank of Canada Maintains Rate

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

Canadians Generate 2 Per Cent Less Waste Than In 2002

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Despite a growing economy, Canadians now generate less waste on a per-person basis than we did in 2002, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent,...

From The Trenches Podcast: Kristi Fairholm Mader

Interview with Kristi Fairholm Mader, Co-Founder of Scale Collaborative Episode Notes Kristi  talks with John MacDonald of the Business Examiner about the newly launched 'Business Legacies...

BCREA: Housing Market Activity Normalizing

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 11,070 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in June 2021, an...

Hakai Energy Solutions Charged Up About Solar

Comox Valley Based Company Powering Up With Electrical Options COMOX VALLEY – When Jason Jackson made a trip to Calvert Island to see if he could help a luxury fishing lodge electrically independent...

Cocktails-To-Go Are In The Mix For Restaurants, Pubs

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Pubs and licensed restaurants are now allowed to provide piña coladas with pizzas and mojitos with main courses for takeout or delivery. As of Thursday, July 8, 2021, BC will let...

BC Employment Above Pre Pandemic Levels

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian employment grew by 231,000 jobs in June (1.2 per cent, m/m) to 18.79 million, led by a 264,000 rise in the number of part-time jobs (offsetting a small decline in the...

CFIB: Canadians Spent More At Big Box Stores

#SmallBusinessEveryDay Contest Is Back With 6X More Prizes To Encourage Shopping Local  BRITISH COLUMBIA – COVID-19 has made it difficult to shop small—a majority of consumers (60 per cent) say they...

From The Trenches Podcast: Jill Tipping: BC Tech

EPISODE SUMMARY Jill Tipping is the President & CEO of BC Tech. The organization is focused on making BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company. We talk about the ScaleUp BC initiative,...

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