Canadians have been able to qualify for much larger mortgages over the past two decades because of declining interest rates and rising incomes, and that has more than likely translated into higher home prices, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Jeevan Sihota of Victoria holds a commanding five shot lead over the field after Day one of the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships at Granite Pointe at Nelson.
Sihota carded eight birdies and one bogey to finish the opening round with a score of 7-under-par 65.
Second is Matt Hopley of Kelowna at 70.
BC Wildfire crews maybe seeing a bit of light at the end of this long fire season tunnel as firefighters appear to be making headway said the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operation Centre in a media release Wednesday.
Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan-West Kootenay) is happy to announce that he will “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Last year he decided to complete a bicycle trip through the riding, which gave him a unique chance to meet the people, businesses and industries that make up the riding.
The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission.
In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is long overdue in making life more affordable for British Columbians.
In a press release today, the City of Castlegar announced big news for people travelling via the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA).
The BC SPCA is applauding the provincial government’s move to end British Columbia’s grizzly bear trophy hunt. Announced Monday by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson and in a B.C. government release, the ban will take effect on Nov. 30 throughout British Columbia, after this year’s season.
We’ve all seen the bomber planes and the bucketing helicopters overhead, and most of us have seen photographs in social media of ground crews working during what continues to be a State of Emergency due to wildfires in B.C.
Smoke from wildfires has forced the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities to issue a Smoky Skies Bulletin for most of the Central and Southern Interior of the province..