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Affordable Real Estate in British Columbia? Think Lillooet.

Check out this article from Canada’s national broadcast company, CBC, regarding the real estate prices in southern British Columbia.  The article illustrates that affordable homes and land can still be found in this desirable area of Canada’s west coast province.

 Communities like Lillooet

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Visit Winnipeg to Celebrate Manitoba’s Indigenous Cultures in May

May is a great month to visit Winnipeg, home to over 700,000 people and the capital of the province of Manitoba.  This dynamic city is close to the geographic centre of North America and easily reachable from any major airport worldwide.

Manitoba has a rich First Nations (the Canadian name for N…

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Whistler Strengthens Relationship with Lil'wat Nation and Squamish Nation

The Resort Municipality of Whistler, Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation have entered into an agreement to build stronger government-to-government relationships, and move forward on key areas of mutual interest including intergovernmental coordination, land use planning and management, economic devel…

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Amazon Builds Its Technology Workforce in Vancouver

Online retail giant Amazon continues its love affair with Canada’s west coast, announcing a planned expansion of its Vancouver, British Columbia technology hub.  The expansion will bring an estimated 3,000 new e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning jobs to the province. 

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Prince Edward Island Anticipates Another Strong Lobster Season

Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be Canada’s smallest province but it is big on natural beauty and great food…including fantastic seafood.  Check out Kevin Yarr’s article about the lobster season starting this week. Lobster is big business in Atlantic province and the domestic and export market…

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British Columbia Introduces Cannabis Legislation

The Province of British Columbia has introduced legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.  The proposed Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA) will establish the Province’s exclusive jurisdiction over wholesale distribution of cannabis, and provide aut…

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We Are With You Toronto

Our hearts go out to all Canadians suffering following the tragic events that took place in Toronto today. #Toronto is a great #city, a peaceful city and a strong city. #Canada #Canadian #YongeandFinch #Torontoattack

Calgary Business Real Estate Starts Strong in 2018

It looks like Calgary’s economy is firing on all cylinders again after a couple of years of challenges.  Commercial and residential real estate is gaining strength, as is the industrial sector according to a recent article in Business in Calgary.

According to the article, industrial real estat…

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Business Outlook is Positive: Bank of Canada Survey

The Bank of Canada’s latest Business Outlook Survey suggests most Canadian corporations remain positive about business health and the economy despite the Trump-inspired turmoil south of the border.  The survey, released this week, reports that business sentiment continues to be positive, supported…

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Experience Canada Through Movies

Perhaps you have not been to Canada but you have likely seen its stunning, diverse landscapes and character-filled cities in some of the biggest movies and TV shows. Canada is a great place to film movies and television shows because the costs are lower, the film industry labor force is exceptional …

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Canada Remains Among the Happiest Countries in the World

Even with our neighbors to the south in turmoil, Canadians continue to be among the happiest people in the world.  And new arrivals to the country are also happy about choosing Canada as their new  home.

According to the World Happiness Report 2018, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerlan…

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Ultrafast Broadband Launching in Okotoks

According to reports in Okotoks, Alberta’s Western Wheel newspaper, the progressive community will have state-of-the-art fibre broadband service across most homes and businesses in 2018.  Due to its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative communities, as well as its proximity to Alberta’s la…

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$400 Million Investment in 5G Technology for Ontario and Quebec

Check out this article in the Ottawa Business Journal about the new $400 million private-public partnership to develop 5G technology.  Five multinational firms with offices in Ottawa are collaborating with the federal government, as well as the governments of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. 

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BC Claims Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Vancouver and Abbotsford-Mission are forecast to be the fastest growing census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada this year, and Victoria is also expected to rank in the top 10, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018.

“The pace of growth in Vancouver an…

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Alberta’s Large Metropolitan Economies Bounce Back in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta’s largest cities, are expected to regain economic strength after the oil price collapse of 2015-2016 slowed growth in both cities and across the province.

According to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018, Calgary’s economy will grow…

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2018 Investment and Development Looks Strong in British Columbia

Check out Peter Mitham’s article, “Big spending, big impact for B.C. development sector” in today’s Business in Vancouver.  The article summarizes much of the public and private sector non-residential development intentions for British Columbia expected in 2018.

Using Statistics Canada d…

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New Conference Board Report Tackles Impact of NAFTA Termination

Many people are guessing whether the United States, or more accurately, Donald Trump will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and what impact it will have on the Canadian economy.  The Conference Board of Canada is the latest to weigh in on the discussion, with its recent repor…

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Canadian Icon Viola Desmond Featured on New $10 Bill

The Bank of Canada unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library on International Women’s Day. Once issued into circulation in late 2018, it will mark the first time that a Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada…

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Toronto Makes the Shortlist for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, Canada’s largest city and the fourth largest city in North America is the sole Canadian city to make Amazon’s top 20 cut for its second headquarters. Even USA Today recognizes the advantages Toronto brings to the table.  Check out its article, “Will Amazon really…

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Canada Has the Most Positive Influence on the World

A new Ipsos MORI poll of 18,000 respondents across 25 nations shows that an overwhelming majority (86%) of respondents agree that over the last year, the world became a more dangerous place.  The good news is that people around the world see Canada as having the most positive influence on the world …

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