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Interior Lumber Association president Jim Hackett (at the podium) and forestry industry small businessmen (from left) Aaron Moore

HST good for B.C., says small lumber companies

HST small business Forestry industry B.C.

Interior Lumber Association president Jim Hackett (at the podium) and forestry industry small businessmen (from left) Aaron Moore
Union of B.C. Municipalities president Barbara Steele

Municipalities defend business tax rates

B.C. cities and towns still charge businesses almost three times the residential rate on average, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Union of B.C. Municipalities president Barbara Steele
FortisBC customers can opt to pay a premium to get up to 10 per cent of their natural gas from renewable sources such as landfill- or sewage-derived biogas.

Green natural gas hits marketplace

Households can now to choose buy carbon-neutral biogas at a premium through FortisBC

FortisBC customers can opt to pay a premium to get up to 10 per cent of their natural gas from renewable sources such as landfill- or sewage-derived biogas.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says some people are still undecided about whether to stick with the HST.

Falcon urges business to sell HST

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says there are still many people making up their minds about the harmonized sales tax.

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says some people are still undecided about whether to stick with the HST.
This house in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood

Foreign buyers a tiny fraction of housing market

They pay more but not a major influence in Lower Mainland: report

This house in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood
Forests Minister Steve Thomson

B.C. extends aboriginal forest rights

The B.C. government is extending its interim forest and range agreements with aboriginal people to include a new 25-year woodland licence for Crown forests.

Forests Minister Steve Thomson
A two-bedroom unit at Charlton Park in Surrey at 10180 153 Street in Surrey can be rented for $1

Rents, vacancy rates edge up in Lower Mainland

Average Metro Vancouver two-bedroom now costs $1,181

A two-bedroom unit at Charlton Park in Surrey at 10180 153 Street in Surrey can be rented for $1
Rudy Nielsen is president of Landcor Data Group.

Chinese buyers snap up most of ritziest homes

Real estate bubble trouble may be on horizon: report

Rudy Nielsen is president of Landcor Data Group.
Exterior of a Target store in the U.S.

Target takes aim at 15 B.C. Zellers stores

Major renos planned before U.S. retailer arrives in 2013

Exterior of a Target store in the U.S.

Leona Fleck to head Envision Yarrow branch

Envision Financial has appointed Leona Fleck to lead its Yarrow branch, located at 42206 Yarrow Central Road.

The Center for Canadian-American Studies is one of only two U.S. Department of Education-designated National Resource Centers on Canada in the United States. Don Alper is director of the center.

Celebrating 40 years of cross-border cooperation

Forty years ago, a group of people at Western Washington University recognized a need to better understand the relationship between the U.S. and Canada.

  • Apr 15, 2011
The Center for Canadian-American Studies is one of only two U.S. Department of Education-designated National Resource Centers on Canada in the United States. Don Alper is director of the center.
Kaie Peters

Piercing and tats in a new location

Kaie Peters, 24, always dreamed of working in a vibrant tattoo shop.But…

Kaie Peters

Les urges Rotarians to support HST

Chilliwack MLA John Les was an early and ardent advocate of the harmonized sales tax, raising the topic in a meeting with B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell soon after the 2009 election.

UFV teams up with Dutch university to host agriculture symposium

When you’re onto a good thing, you like to share it.

The University of the Fraser Valley Agriculture department is teaming up with the HAS Den Bosch University, Netherlands, to present a one-day symposium on the horticulture industry.

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver climbed to an average of $1.30 per litre March 4.

Arab revolts drive pain at the pumps

$1.30 a litre gas arrives again in Metro Vancouver

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver climbed to an average of $1.30 per litre March 4.
Lower Mainland real estate prices have gained ground in the last couple of months

Home prices jump with more gains forecast

Sales up as last buyers sign on to beat deadline for 35-year terms

Lower Mainland real estate prices have gained ground in the last couple of months

House sales ‘inch up’ in Chilliwack

Chilliwack-area house sales continue to "inch up" to last year's levels, suggesting…

  • Feb 10, 2011

Visitor Centre no longer an agent for Purolator

The nearest 'shipping-only' location for Purolator packages is now the Staples Business Depot at 101-7491 Vedder Road.

Tourism Chilliwack on track for strongest year ever

The revitalization of a downtown Chilliwack hotel last year had a remarkable impact on Tourism Chilliwack's bottom line.

A container ship prepares to dock at Deltaport.

Ports already feeling pain of possible strike

Cargo diverting as longshoremen threaten to walk

A container ship prepares to dock at Deltaport.