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A getaway in the Nelson area. (FACEBOOK)

B.C. recreational property market rebounds

Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley residents cash out, head for the hills

A getaway in the Nelson area. (FACEBOOK)
(Whole Foods Market)

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year

(Whole Foods Market)
Preparing for flood damage

Preparing for flood damage

Taking control of potential hazards with proper insurance

  • Jun 15, 2017
Preparing for flood damage
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Green-NDP government in B.C. could mean $600 tax hike: report

The Fraser Institute attributes most of the potential increase to carbon taxes in a new study

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to remain in business. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, has struggled for years with weak sales. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Sears Canada ponders sale, says there is ‘significant doubt’ about its future

Despite its recent efforts to turn itself around, the writing has been on the wall for Sears Canada

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to remain in business. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, has struggled for years with weak sales. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Work crews are busy putting the finishing touches on Tsawwassen’s Big Splash Water Slide Park in preparation for it’s official opening on June 12. (James Smith photo)

Tsawwassen’s Big Splash Water Slide Park ready to open

The park will be open for school groups June 12 to 23, then the general public June 24 to Sept. 4.

  • Jun 9, 2017
Work crews are busy putting the finishing touches on Tsawwassen’s Big Splash Water Slide Park in preparation for it’s official opening on June 12. (James Smith photo)
Hudson’s Bay announces 2,000 layoffs

Hudson’s Bay announces 2,000 layoffs

Cuts will offset retail sector challenges and save $350 million annually

Hudson’s Bay announces 2,000 layoffs
VIDEO: New Ikea Canada boss talks homes with basements
VIDEO: New Ikea Canada boss talks homes with basements
Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald at announcement to proceed with Site C dam on the Peace River, 2015. (BC GOVERNMENT)

$1.75 billion spent on Site C so far

BC Hydro details risks of delay with $60 million a month being spent

Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald at announcement to proceed with Site C dam on the Peace River, 2015. (BC GOVERNMENT)
Site preparation work is underway at Woodfibre, a former pulp mill near Squamish that investors want to use to export liquefied natural gas to Asia. (Woodfibre LNG)

Woodfibre LNG gets 40-year export licence

Squamish project highlights BC Greens’ opposition

Site preparation work is underway at Woodfibre, a former pulp mill near Squamish that investors want to use to export liquefied natural gas to Asia. (Woodfibre LNG)
(Black Press)
(Black Press)
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr (NRCAN)
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr (NRCAN)
MONEY MONITOR: Investing vs. paying down a mortgage

MONEY MONITOR: Investing vs. paying down a mortgage

One financial planning expert says low interest rates give Canadians enough reason to not pay debt

MONEY MONITOR: Investing vs. paying down a mortgage
MONEY MONITOR: What to be wary of when borrowing in retirement
MONEY MONITOR: What to be wary of when borrowing in retirement
‘We are seeing a lot of retail jobs, but it isn’t all minimum wage’

‘We are seeing a lot of retail jobs, but it isn’t all minimum wage’

More than 100 potential employers at the Black Press Career Fair in Langley on May 11

‘We are seeing a lot of retail jobs, but it isn’t all minimum wage’
NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt. (B.C. NDP)

U.S. lumber retaliation ‘irresponsible,’ NDP leader John Horgan says

Christy Clark threatens carbon levy on U.S. thermal coal exports

NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt. (B.C. NDP)
Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines. (Port Metro Vancouver)

Christy Clark vows heavy levy on U.S., Alberta, Saskatchewan coal

$70 carbon levy would make thermal coal exports non-viable

Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines. (Port Metro Vancouver)
Personality and presentation key to career fair success

Personality and presentation key to career fair success

How to prepare for the upcoming Black Press Career Fair in Langley on May 11

Personality and presentation key to career fair success
Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce response to U.S. duties.

UPDATE: Province will buy lumber to protect mills: Clark

20% duties on mills across Canada, United Steelworkers protest 'direct attack' on Canadian softwood industry

Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce response to U.S. duties.
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett winds up work at the energy and mines minister's office at the B.C. legislature. After four terms  in politics

Mining on rebound, minister moves on

Combative MLA Bill Bennett takes a few parting shots as he heads back to private sector to 'make some money'

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett winds up work at the energy and mines minister's office at the B.C. legislature. After four terms  in politics
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