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B.C.'s minimum wage increases 11.5%, Ontario data shows what's in store

B.C.'s minimum wage increases 11.5%, Ontario data shows what's in store

British Columbia has started its march towards a $15.20 minimum wage effective by this time 2021. As of June 1, British Columbia’s minimum wage rises by $1.30, or 11.5%, to $12.65 from $11.35 per hour. Dan Baxter, Director of Policy at the B.C.
Canadian dollar helping B.C.’s 2018 tourist trade

Canadian dollar helping B.C.’s 2018 tourist trade

2018 is shaping up to be another strong year for B.C.’s tourism sector. Propelled by a surge in U.S. visitors since August, international tourist inflows to the province remained elevated at a stellar 495,100 persons (seasonally adjusted) in March.
Home-grow entrepreneurs await marijuana legalization

Home-grow entrepreneurs await marijuana legalization

Entrepreneurs who want to sell supplies to help consumers grow cannabis at home are waiting anxiously for June 7, when Canadian senators are expected to vote on, and potentially amend, the Cannabis Act.
Contaminated-site developments hit 20,000-page speed bump

Contaminated-site developments hit 20,000-page speed bump

After the most recent update, B.C.
Federal Liberals stand to lose B.C. voters over pipeline deal, poll says

Federal Liberals stand to lose B.C. voters over pipeline deal, poll says

The majority of British Columbians likely aren’t pleased with Ottawa’s plans to put tax dollars to work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, according to a new poll from Research Co. Survey results released May 31 reveal 76% of B.C.
Canadians are “divided and confused" on genetically modified foods, study says

Canadians are “divided and confused" on genetically modified foods, study says

A new study has found that Canadian consumers tend to agree that food should be labelled if it’s genetically modified. But many are divided when it comes to whether or not genetically modified foods (GMOs) are safe.
Canada responds to U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs with countermeasures

Canada responds to U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs with countermeasures

The United States’ temporary exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs that it extended to Canada and Mexico in March will end tonight, as scheduled, the U.S.
Most millennials have already bought a home, study says

Most millennials have already bought a home, study says

Perhaps to the surprise of many, the majority of adult Canadians between the ages of 23 and 38 have already bought a home, according to study from Genworth Canada.
B.C. housing markets easing into balance

B.C. housing markets easing into balance

Weaker home sales continued through April but the slide in sales showed signs of moderating. B.C. Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sales fell for the fourth straight month in April to 6,590 seasonally adjusted units, down 1.
Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate but hints at July hike

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate but hints at July hike

In a statement analysts are describing as “hawkish,” the Bank of Canada announced May 30 it is holding the overnight rate target at 1.25%, where it has sat since January.