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July’s increase ends housing-sales slump in B.C.

July’s increase ends housing-sales slump in B.C.

B.C. ended a six-month slide in Multiple Listing Service (MLS) home sales in July but activity remained low as mortgage stress tests, higher interest rates and provincial policy continued to weigh.
As wildfires intensify in the province, B.C.’s insurance industry struggles to meet demand

As wildfires intensify in the province, B.C.’s insurance industry struggles to meet demand

As B.C. becomes more accustomed to changing environmental realities, businesses and homeowners alike are having to change insurance policies to better meet their coverage needs.
Energy sales power B.C. export growth

Energy sales power B.C. export growth

B.C. exports were strong in June despite the drag from U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel products. International dollar-volume goods exports rose 11.4% year-over-year to reach $4.22 billion following a 0.7% increase in May.
B.C. government restrictions have retail-cannabis entrepreneurs scrambling

B.C. government restrictions have retail-cannabis entrepreneurs scrambling

Entrepreneurs who want to own private cannabis stores in B.C. are rethinking business plans after the B.C. government’s July announcement that it will not allow any company or individual to own more than eight stores.
Canada moves to prevent dumping of foreign steel into the country

Canada moves to prevent dumping of foreign steel into the country

The federal government is taking steps to prevent the diversion of foreign steel products into Canada, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced at a steel plant, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, August 14.
LNG Canada still faces numerous gas terminal hurdles

LNG Canada still faces numerous gas terminal hurdles

Judging by recent investment decisions, contract awards and the general buzz in Kitimat, it seems like a foregone conclusion that a final investment decision on the $40 billion LNG Canada project will be taken this year.
Pet foods high in legume and potato ingredients linked to heart disease in dogs: FDA

Pet foods high in legume and potato ingredients linked to heart disease in dogs: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.
B.C. to probe money laundering in real estate

B.C. to probe money laundering in real estate

B.C. Attorney General David Eby plans to have his ministry procure a second report on money laundering that will follow-up the bombshell study that it released Wednesday.
ThriveNorth business meet-ups coming to DC

ThriveNorth business meet-ups coming to DC

Are you a young entrepeneur, or want to be one? On Wednesday, June 13 and 20, ThriveNorth is hosting Business Planning Workshops at Community Futures – Peace Liard in Dawson Creek.
How much lawyer leverage does ICBC have?

How much lawyer leverage does ICBC have?

Most motor vehicle personal injury lawsuits in B.C. seek compensation for injuries. But sometimes the behaviour of the defendant or insurer is so outrageous it warrants additional damages to compensate for and to punish extreme behaviour.