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Sustainability plan being developed for Kilby

Master plan will include public research and feedback

Loblaw Companies executive chairman Galen G. Weston announces deal to buy Shoppers Drug Mart.

Grocery giant Loblaw buys Shoppers Drug Mart

Just a month after Safeway deal, more B.C. retail outlets to come under ownership of one parent firm

Loblaw Companies executive chairman Galen G. Weston announces deal to buy Shoppers Drug Mart.

Most Lower Mainland home prices down in June from 2012

Greater Vancouver real estate sales 22 per cent below the 10-year average

  • Jul 5, 2013
Some money from the Pacific Carbon Trust was funnelled to a project to deploy hydrogen-fueled buses in Whistler.

Carbon credit costs add up for hospitals, schools

Lower Mainland health authorities spent more than $2m, school districts paid $4.5m to offset greenhouse gases

Some money from the Pacific Carbon Trust was funnelled to a project to deploy hydrogen-fueled buses in Whistler.
Ruskin dam in the Fraser Valley was built more than 80 years ago

More costly BC Hydro work needed

Costly upgrades to old dams are not enough to prepare BC Hydro for a major earthquake, and electricity rates will continue to rise

Ruskin dam in the Fraser Valley was built more than 80 years ago

Gap between business, residential property tax rates narrows

CFIB report card credits cities for working to rein in business tax rates

Metro Vancouver housing starts forecast to climb 2.7 per cent in 2014

CMHC analyst expects rental apartment construction to grow

Alberta gained more than 13

B.C. losing people to other provinces

More people continue to move from B.C. to other provinces than migrate west, according to the latest Statistics Canada estimates

Alberta gained more than 13
Natural gas prices are going up for most residential users across B.C.

Natural gas rate hike approved for FortisBC

Rebounding gas prices result in $61 hit to typical home

Natural gas prices are going up for most residential users across B.C.
A typical Sobeys grocery store. The chain is based in Nova Scotia but is buying Canada Safeway's outlets

Sobeys to buy up Safeway grocery stores

East coast grocer hasn't decided if it will keep the Safeway name or reflag stores

A typical Sobeys grocery store. The chain is based in Nova Scotia but is buying Canada Safeway's outlets
Vehicles from B.C. line up to head south into the U.S.

Cross-border shopping a drain on retailers: study

Business council finds gas taxes driving B.C. dollars south

Vehicles from B.C. line up to head south into the U.S.
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UsedVancouver.com sponsors 2013 Vancouver International Children’s Festival

The week-long cultural festival will take place from May 27 to June 2, 2013 on Granville Island, and expects over 30,000 attendees.

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Work on a section of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline near Jasper. Some sections of the route are already twinned.

Kinder Morgan pipeline clears early hurdle

National Energy Board okays planned tolls for oil companies using the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline

Work on a section of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline near Jasper. Some sections of the route are already twinned.
Coast Capital Savings has 504

Members vote to rein in board pay at Coast Capital

Campaigners said remuneration was too rich at credit union

Coast Capital Savings has 504
Each home that changes hands is charged one per cent Property Transfer Tax on the first $200

Realtors want Property Transfer Tax bite eased

B.C. election candidates urged to support raising PTT threshold for two per cent charge

Each home that changes hands is charged one per cent Property Transfer Tax on the first $200
B.C.'s new 236 area code takes effect in June

B.C.’s new 236 area code takes effect in June

New phone numbers may still be able to get old area codes, depending on supply

B.C.'s new 236 area code takes effect in June

Poll finds B.C. shoppers keen on new Target stores

U.S. retailer's arrival may eat into Walmart's market share

Vehicles lined up beside the Peace Arch to cross the border into the U.S.

U.S. mulls fee on Canadians crossing border

Idea to be studied, but could add to waits, deter shoppers

Vehicles lined up beside the Peace Arch to cross the border into the U.S.

Housing starts shift in Metro Vancouver

Less multi-family construction, more single detached, reports CMHC

Sensitive air quality testing instruments are mounted atop Metro Vancouver's new $282

New mobile air testing truck to serve Lower Mainland

High-tech vehicle will help Metro Vancouver home in on polluters

Sensitive air quality testing instruments are mounted atop Metro Vancouver's new $282
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