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Conference Board of Canada on Bank of Canada holding its policy interest rate steady

THE Conference Board of Canada Senior Economist Richard Forbes noted on Wednesday: "Today, the Bank of Canada held its policy interest rate...

Economic impacts of COVID-19: Fiscal year ended with $321M million deficit

"B.C. continues to show positive signs, including improving employment numbers, robust capital spending and the best debt affordability in Canada"

BC Chamber of Commerce releases its Economic Recovery Submission

THE BC Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) on Tuesday publicly released its Economic Recovery Submission (submitted to the government on July 21), made up of 54 policy recommendations...

B.C. is forecast to record the best overall performance during 2020-21 period

IN its latest Provincial Economic Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada forecasts that the recovery from the COVID-19...

Huawei wins Two EISA awards for “Best Smartphone Camera” with the HUAWEI P40 Pro and “Best Smartwatch” for HUAWEI WATCH GT 2

HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) has received two awards from the Expert Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of...

BC Lumber Trade Council applauds WTO ruling supporting Canada’s position on softwood lumber

THE BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) on Monday applauded the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that vindicates Canada in its challenge to...

Federal government launches updated Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator

DIANE Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on Tuesday launched an updated and improved Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy online calculator. It will help...

Growing liquefied natural gas industry will create jobs, boost economy for decades: Report

A new Conference Board of Canada report estimates that growing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia could create 96,550...

‘Canada’s economy has now gotten through the worst of the pandemic’

STATISTICS Canada on Tuesday released May data on retail sales, indicating a surge of 18.7 per cent, and the Conference Board of...

Small business COVID-19 debt totals $117 billion in Canada, $16.9 billion in BC: CFIB

In B.C., 60 per cent of businesses fully open, 33 per cent back to full staffing, 26 per cent back to normal...

Most restaurants will need continued government support to survive: survey

THE majority of foodservice businesses across the country are still operating at a loss and could take at least a year to...

TELUS launches first wave of its 5G network

It will bolster Canada’s economic productivity, improve virtual healthcare, and support digital education TELUS announced this month that it...
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203 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 2 new deaths

DR. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, and Stephen Brown, Deputy Minister of Health on Wednesday announced 203 new COVID-19 cases, including three...

NDP: A re-elected Horgan government will introduce accessibility legislation

THE BC NDP Said on Wednesday that a re-elected John Horgan government would introduce and pass accessibility legislation in the first legislative...

BC Greens promise more action, funding for public schools amid second wave of pandemic

SONIA Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party said on Wednesday that the next government needs to do more to support public...

Horgan: British Columbians have an important choice to make

THE BC NDP said on Wednesday that a day after it was revealed that BC Liberal Leader Andrew...