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BCBC: Private-sector job creation has flatlined. We need to revive it

BCBC: Private-sector job creation has flatlined. We need to revive it

In B.C., private-sector job growth has declined further and faster than elsewhere in the country, write BCBC authors
Who’s Suing Whom: June 29, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: June 29, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court
B.C. Securities Commission confirms investigation into Greg Martel

B.C. Securities Commission confirms investigation into Greg Martel

The commission has confirmed it is gathering information from anyone who has been involved with Greg Martel’s companies Shop Your Own Mortgage and My Mortgage Auctions Corp.
Vancouver's civic election candidates in 2022 were on average wealthy, educated homeowners

Vancouver's civic election candidates in 2022 were on average wealthy, educated homeowners

Survey found 53 per cent of candidates earned more than $90K per year.
Lytton residents, businesses sue over 2021 wildfire as B.C. village sues insurer

Lytton residents, businesses sue over 2021 wildfire as B.C. village sues insurer

CP Rail and CN rail sued by residents and businesses days after suit filed by small B.C. community
Canadians to save at the pump this long weekend compared to a year ago

Canadians to save at the pump this long weekend compared to a year ago

CALGARY — Canadians heading out on the road for the July 1 long weekend are going to find filling up at the pumps much less shock-inducing than it was a year ago. The national average gasoline price hit an all-time high — surpassing $2.
New immigrants without wealth 'avoiding' Vancouver

New immigrants without wealth 'avoiding' Vancouver

A lack of affordability ‘deflects’ immigration, while Alberta policies attempt to draw it
Canada welcomes largest number of immigrants in first quarter since at least 1972

Canada welcomes largest number of immigrants in first quarter since at least 1972

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country welcomed more than 145,000 immigrants during the first three months of the year. That's the highest number for a single quarter on record, since comparable data became available in 1972.
Canadians' household debt is high, but risk of major shock is low: economists

Canadians' household debt is high, but risk of major shock is low: economists

TORONTO — Decades of low interest rates and strong housing demand have led to high levels of household debt for Canadians, and now rising interest rates are increasing the cost of servicing that debt.
MEC, Costco are most trusted brands in Canada: UVic survey

MEC, Costco are most trusted brands in Canada: UVic survey

Researchers surveyed more than 13,000 people earlier this year