Business

After Review – Canadian Download Speeds Are OKAY – CRTC

Ottawa (Canadian Press) – Canada’s telecom regulator says consumers are getting as much or more than they bargained for when it comes to Internet download speeds. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says an independent broadband performance study has found most…


Chilliwack Pet Company Named One Of Canada’s Best

Chilliwack  – For the first time in its 16 year history, Petcurean Pet Nutrition has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers.  The well-regarded national competition recognizes outstanding small and medium businesses that have not only…


CFIB President Addresses Hope Chamber Of Commerce

Hope, BC – Join BC Director, Richard Truscott on the evening of Wednesday, March 30 as he makes a presentation to the Hope and District Chamber of Commerce. Small businesses are the heart of local economies and CFIB is the…


Public Input For Highway 1 – 216th Street Interchange

Langley/Fraser Valley/Victoria – You will have an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about the upcoming plan to build a new overpass on Highway 1 at 216th Street in Langley, through a new website at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/highway1and216/ The new website…


BC Agrifood Gets PST Exemption

Fraser Valley/Victoria – The B.C. government is providing a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for qualifying farmers who obtain, on or after Feb. 17, 2016, telescopic handlers, skid steers and polycarbonate greenhouse panels for use solely for a farm purpose,…


BC Chamber Of Commerce React To Federal Budget

VANCOUVER– While the BC Chamber welcomes some strategic investments in the new federal budget, it is calling for a focus on trade-enabling infrastructure, tax measures to support business growth, and a return to balanced budgets. “While we were pleased to…


2016 Federal Budget – Justin’s First Crack At It

Ottawa (The Canadian Press)  – Some highlights from the federal Liberal government’s 2016 budget .   OTTAWA – Some of the highlights of the federal budget tabled Tuesday by Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau: — A deficit of $29.4 billion…


Province To Clamp Down On Real Estate Shadow Flipping

Victoria (Media Release) – Premier Christy Clark has announced British Columbia is taking further action on realtor conduct, conflict of interest and housing affordability. In the coming weeks, government will put new rules in place to prevent the potentially predatory…



Google Android Coming Out Ahead Of Schedule

Silicon Valley – (CP/AP) Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule. It’s an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices. The new rendition initially is being recommended only for…