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There's been a widening gap between the prices of detached houses in Greater Vancouver and either condos or townhouses.

Metro Vancouver real estate prices forecast to keep climbing through 2017

Future housing ladder will be condo to condo, not condo to house, says Central 1 Credit Union economist

There's been a widening gap between the prices of detached houses in Greater Vancouver and either condos or townhouses.
Spectra Energy's gas processing plant at Fort Nelson is the site of a pilot project for carbon dioxide capture and storage.

B.C. debates carbon capture legislation

Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman says changes needed to regulation of CO2 capture and storage deep underground

Spectra Energy's gas processing plant at Fort Nelson is the site of a pilot project for carbon dioxide capture and storage.

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

The price of benchmark houses has climbed faster this year than for townhouses or condos.

House prices up 13 per cent in Fraser Valley

One-year real estate gains more modest than in hottest markets of Metro Vancouver

The price of benchmark houses has climbed faster this year than for townhouses or condos.
Restaurants and pubs pay the same price for the wine and beer they serve as any other buyer at government stores. They're asking for a wholesale discount.

Restaurants want booze price break

Province gets C+ grade from restaurants for lack of wholesale pricing

Restaurants and pubs pay the same price for the wine and beer they serve as any other buyer at government stores. They're asking for a wholesale discount.
B.C.'s number one agricultural commodity by value is dairy products; second is farmed salmon.

B.C. food product sales set record

Value of food products growing, but number of family farms flat at 20,000 as new generation eyes other careers

B.C.'s number one agricultural commodity by value is dairy products; second is farmed salmon.
Car-hailing app Uber has grown to more than $50 billion in value despit3e owning no vehicles of its own.

Sharing revolution to roll far beyond Uber, Airbnb

Peer-to-peer services can cut waste, panelists tell Metro Vancouver conference

Car-hailing app Uber has grown to more than $50 billion in value despit3e owning no vehicles of its own.
A new water turbine is installed at Mica dam north of Revelstoke. The addition of the fifth and sixth turbines

Weather windfall for U.S. power exports

Warm winter left record water levels in B.C.'s Peace and Columbia River reservoirs, with water released to alleviate U.S. drought

A new water turbine is installed at Mica dam north of Revelstoke. The addition of the fifth and sixth turbines
Residents in many neighbourhoods have opposed the switch to community mailboxes because they are often targeted by thieves.

Canada Post halts community mailbox conversion

Possible reprieve for 460,000 households slated to lose door-to-door home delivery

Residents in many neighbourhoods have opposed the switch to community mailboxes because they are often targeted by thieves.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Jordan Bateman.

Medical premium ‘tax’ targeted at B.C. budget hearings

Government finance committee also hears calls for new tax on sugary drinks, road pricing to fund transit investments

Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Jordan Bateman.
Log export restrictions in B.C. are a long-standing source of irritation for both the U.S. and Japan.

Trade deal doesn’t fix U.S. lumber issue: Harper

Trans-Pacific Partnership won't end softwood lumber tradeoffs, or remove restrictions on log exports from B.C.

Log export restrictions in B.C. are a long-standing source of irritation for both the U.S. and Japan.
A portion of the huge Gloucester industrial park in northeastern Langley Township

Fraser Valley mayors eye more ALR land for industry

Warehouses, manufacturers shifting east for cheaper property, while cities want new employers to add local jobs

A portion of the huge Gloucester industrial park in northeastern Langley Township
Long-wall mining uses a rotary shear running on a track to cut metallurgical coal from the walls of a tunnel. The first such mine in Canada is proposed for northeast B.C.

Underground coal mine gets B.C. approval

HD Mining's proposal moves ahead after bitter battle over temporary foreign workers

Long-wall mining uses a rotary shear running on a track to cut metallurgical coal from the walls of a tunnel. The first such mine in Canada is proposed for northeast B.C.
RB Trees notice on a 130 ha farm at Reid Lake near Prince George. It has been planted with trees after being cleared with horses by homesteaders in the early 1900s.

Trees-on-farmland program ‘not expanding’

British company bought three more B.C. farms, but now considering planting areas burned or beetle-killed instead

RB Trees notice on a 130 ha farm at Reid Lake near Prince George. It has been planted with trees after being cleared with horses by homesteaders in the early 1900s.
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B.C. business likes Pacific trade deal

B.C. farm, forest products face tariffs in Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand

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B.C.'s carbon tax of $30 per tonne of carbon currently adds close to seven cents to the cost of a litre of gasoline.

Cities vote against carbon tax hike

Civic leaders weigh in on tax policy at UBCM, reject resumption of carbon tax increases

B.C.'s carbon tax of $30 per tonne of carbon currently adds close to seven cents to the cost of a litre of gasoline.
Condo tower construction: increasing property transfer tax on high-end homes could be used to reduce tax load for lower-priced properties.

B.C. eyes luxury tax on high-end property

Property transfer tax expected to produce $200M windfall for B.C. government this year, adding to housing cost pressure

Condo tower construction: increasing property transfer tax on high-end homes could be used to reduce tax load for lower-priced properties.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong shows how income and property transfer taxes (at left) were higher than expected in the first part of the year.

Retail, real estate help keep B.C. in black

Forest fire season tops $300 million in costs, but higher income tax, property transfer tax make up for it

Finance Minister Mike de Jong shows how income and property transfer taxes (at left) were higher than expected in the first part of the year.

Transitioning from Renter to Homeowner

It’s essential to surround yourself with a team of experts – including both a mortgage and real estate professional

Starting Nov. 16

New radio channels coming to resource roads

Starting Nov. 16, new resource road radio channels will come into effect.

Starting Nov. 16