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Small Business By The Numbers

March 26, 2014

October is Small Business Month across B.C. Guess how many jobs in B.C.’s small business sector. One million! That’s right…1,000,000 (six zeros). Not bad for a province of 4.5 million people. It’s one of the reasons so many people like to say, “Small Businesses drive B.C.’s economy.” And, as one entrepreneur put it last week […]

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British Columbia’s Economy, 2010: A Provincial Forecast

February 22, 2013

British Columbia’s forecast is bright because increases in house construction mean more British Columbians are working to build a stronger province! Increased immigration will lead to a stronger tax base and solid economy for all British Columbians.

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Patient-Focused Funding

February 12, 2013

Essentially, patient-focused funding rewards hospitals for better care, and hospitals use that money to improve services, which, in turn, opens the door for more funding. Source

Vancouver Population Change

Vancouver Population Change

November 16, 2012

Metro Vancouver is the sixth-fastest growing census metropolitan area, but that growth is anything but evenly distributed. The population of the City of Vancouver, the urban core, is flat-lining, or even declining. But Surrey, Coquitlam and comparatively tiny Port Moody are growing fast – shifting Metro Vancouver’s centre of gravity east. Source

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British-Columbia Homeowners

October 25, 2012

When you take away the Rockies, the British Columbia landscape is very similar to the rest of the country. Homes with fewer rooms are slightly more common, as are two-bathroom homes. Source

The Perilous Journey of the Northern Gatewway-pipeline

The Perilous Journey of the Northern Gatewway-pipeline

October 16, 2012

An ambitious project to carry oil from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C., and beyond must navigate a challenging route – landslide-prone mountains, narrow marine channels and spirit-bear habitats. Source