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This is a good thing, and largely something I’ve chosen – Gandhi wasn’t blowing smoke when he said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. What...
Canada’s key interest rate will end 2011 unchanged.
The Bank of Canada (BoC) left its policy rate at 1.00 percent this week, as anticipated.
In a statement, the Bank said European economic performance will be worse than expected, Canadian and United States growth are “slightly” better than expected, and inflation will “ease.”
It added: “With the target...
B.C.'s deficit is now projected to rise by $313 million to $3.1 billion by the end of the fiscal year because of lower revenues, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced in Victoria on Monday.
"While British Columbia is still expected to continue to outperform most other North American economies, we expect revenues to decline and we are revising our deficit calculations...
Members of the federal NDP B.C. Caucus are calling for stronger action by the federal government to protect Canadian citizens affected by a series of measures undertaken by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The B.C. Economic Forecast Council has lowered its growth projections for the province this year and next in light of the worsening global economy.
On average, the council expects B.C.’s GDP growth to be 2.2 per cent in 2011, down from its 2.7 per cent forecast in January of this year. The council also predicts B.C.’s GDP will grow 2.2 per cent in 2012 and average 2.7...
At its meeting Monday, Interfor's Board of Directors approved a $24-million capital plan to upgrade the Company's Grand Forks and Castlegar sawmills.
The NDP is demanding BC Hydro stop paying lavish executive bonuses, following an auditor general's report that revealed that the Crown corporation actually ran a $249 million deficit last year, the CBC reports.
NDP leader Adrian Dix says at a time when Hydro is looking at ramping up rates for customers, the current bonus system for executives doesn't make sense...
B.C.’s minimum wage will increase to $9.50 on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
At the same time, the minimum wage rate for liquor servers will increase to $8.75.
This is the second increase to the minimum wage this year, and follows the announcment to increase minimum wage in three stages to $10.25 by May 1, 2012.
This week, Oct. 17 – 21, is Small Business Week in B.C, but the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce has opted to blanket the entire month with commerce-conducive events.