Corporate and personal income tax hikes in Alberta last year have wiped away crucial tax advantages that helped fuel the province’s economic prosperity for years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
<p>There, a nice picture of a cat. Now for some of the stuff we'd rather ignore, even if that's not a very smart move.</p>
Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but 2017 is an election year in British Columbia.
On the presumption they're not the same thing, government and election ads should be over by the Stanley Cup semi-finals.
There are bits of unfinished business the B.C. government could attend to in the meantime, though.
Just as there are debt clocks to track the growth in public debt,...
The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.
The cold wind of winter might be blowing in snow to the West Kootenay-Boundary region, but it also may be bringing with it some good news on the labour front.
According to recent statistics from the ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour, the West Kootenay-Boundary is expected to grow steadily in the next nine years.
In the Industry...
In the first 10 months of 2016, nearly 4.9 million international visitors came to British Columbia.
The latest international overnight visitor numbers from Statistics Canada from January to October 2016 indicate a 12.2% increase over the same 10-month period last year, which translates to 531,431 more visitors to the province.
Month-over-month statistics show a 12.1% increase in...
2016 is almost a wrap and – safe to say – one for the books.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, though, it's time for a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political parties to consider in their on-going quest for self-improvement.
1. Anticipate more, scramble less
A line from Carly Simon's Anticipation sums this one up: “We can never know about...
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada's national radio and television broadcaster -- loved by many, reviled by others. Its exact date of origin may be open to interpretation; its predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, was established as a state-owned company in 1932, following a 1929 report that raised concerns about Canadian airwaves being taken over by...
With the 2017 camping season just around the corner, those looking to experience BC Parks are reminded to become familiar with new changes to the Discover Camping Reservation Service.
The Province announced significant changes to the Discover Camping Reservation Service in November 2016, to enhance fair access for everyone looking to book a campsite in B.C.’s world-renowned provincial...