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The Columbian
Get ready to warm up this week to highs of 90 degrees or hotterinches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 1.74 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 1.50 in
Get ready to warm up this week to highs of 90 degrees or hotter
The Columbian / Posted 32 minutes ago
inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 1.74 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 1.50 inches; and Roland Derksen from Vancouver, B.C., had 2.74 inches. The official rainfall for our Vancouver was 1.45 inches, .34 inch below average. Patrick Timm is a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Popularity of small-scale craft distilleries surgesless than 50,000 litres of spirits in British Columbia are exempt from markup c
Popularity of small-scale craft distilleries surges
The Globe and Mail / Posted 40 minutes ago
less than 50,000 litres of spirits in British Columbia are exempt from markup costs on products sold to businesses, says a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch policy document. A B.C. distillery producing more than 100,000 litres of liquor will no... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Homicide victim leaves behind orphaned childto share much information, the relative said, while they continue to investigat
Homicide victim leaves behind orphaned child
Calgary Sun / Posted 56 minutes ago
to share much information, the relative said, while they continue to investigate. Mack’s family hails from Abbotsford, B.C., but attempts to reach his immediate family were not successful. Police launched their investigation into the homicide... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Medically assisted deaths to be reportedThe B.C. government has passed a regulation requiring all deaths that are the r
Medically assisted deaths to be reported
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 58 minutes ago
The B.C. government has passed a regulation requiring all deaths that are the result of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) to be reported to the BC Coroners Service. Parliament last month changed federal legislation to permit medical assistance in... Read more
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CTV News
WestJet Q2 profit down 40% from last year but revenue steadyQ2 profit down 40% from last year but revenue steady A pilot taxis a Westjet B
WestJet Q2 profit down 40% from last year but revenue steady
CTV News / Posted an hour ago
Q2 profit down 40% from last year but revenue steady A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on February 3, 2014. (Darryl Dyck / The Canad... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Assembly President Appeals for 'Olympic Truce' As Rio Games Approachunanimously by the Assembly. The ancient Greek tradition of the ekecheira, or
UN Assembly President Appeals for 'Olympic Truce' As Rio Games Approach
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
unanimously by the Assembly. The ancient Greek tradition of the ekecheira, or 'Olympic Truce', began in the eighth century B.C. and serves as a hallowed principle of the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) renewed this... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Strong start for Sun, Broncos up nextWhat Ben Macauley saw in his first game as a head coach in the B.C. Football Co
Strong start for Sun, Broncos up next
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 2 hours ago
What Ben Macauley saw in his first game as a head coach in the B.C. Football Conference wasn't perfect, but then again he was under no illusions that it would be. Despite a tentative start, the Okanagan Sun had more than enough in their arsenal to... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Food prices are dropping as retailers scramble to keep up with Wal-Martare up 6.7 per cent from last year and have made significant inroads in many pa
Food prices are dropping as retailers scramble to keep up with Wal-Mart
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 hours ago
are up 6.7 per cent from last year and have made significant inroads in many parts of the country, but mostly in Quebec and B.C. Indeed, eight of the 13 stores Wal-Mart bought from Target last year were in Quebec and B.C. Overall sales are up more... Read more
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CBC.ca
'Who are you dating?': Why not even the most powerful women in politics are immune to sexismwomen is finally even. "The first question I got after I got elected leader an
'Who are you dating?': Why not even the most powerful women in politics are immune to sexism
CBC.ca / Posted 4 hours ago
women is finally even. "The first question I got after I got elected leader and became premier was, 'Who are you dating?'" B.C. Premier Christy Clark told the CBC's Peter Mansbridge. In an interview airing Tuesday evening on The National, Clark,... Read more
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CBC.ca
Nowhere to turn: 82-year-old B.C. woman living in carAn 82-year-old Sechelt, B.C., woman who has been living in her car for six mont
Nowhere to turn: 82-year-old B.C. woman living in car
CBC.ca / Posted 5 hours ago
An 82-year-old Sechelt, B.C., woman who has been living in her car for six months says all she wants is a clean, safe and affordable place to live. Doris Anthonysz says she can't make ends meet on her $1,300 per month pension, especially in a town... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Remember when?boys from the 1940s are enjoying that icy treat. Ice cream's origins are known
Remember when?
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 9 hours ago
boys from the 1940s are enjoying that icy treat. Ice cream's origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C. Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Marco Polo returned to Italy from the Far East... Read more
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New Kerala
As Rio Games approach, UN calls for cessation of hostilities during 'Olympic Truce' - newkerala.com #95661to settle disputes peacefully. The ancient Greek tradition of the ekecheira, o
As Rio Games approach, UN calls for cessation of hostilities during 'Olympic Truce' - newkerala.com #95661
New Kerala / Posted 9 hours ago
to settle disputes peacefully. The ancient Greek tradition of the ekecheira, or Olympic Truce, began in the eighth century B.C., and serves as a hallowed principle of the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) renewed this... Read more
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Market Watch
Vancouver slaps 15% tax on foreign home buyersbuying residential properties in Vancouver. It is in addition to the province's
Vancouver slaps 15% tax on foreign home buyers
Market Watch / Posted 11 hours ago
buying residential properties in Vancouver. It is in addition to the province's general property transfer tax, the B.C. government said in a statement on Monday. The general transfer tax equates to 1% on the first C$200,000 of a home's... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Health Canada reviewing B.C. natural-health company’s treatmentsHealth Canada is reviewing products made by a B.C.-based natural-health company
Health Canada reviewing B.C. natural-health company’s treatments
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
Health Canada is reviewing products made by a B.C.-based natural-health company named earlier this year as one of the players in an alleged $65-million (U.S.) fraud under investigation by the B.C. Securities Commission. The commission issued a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C.’s foreign-buyer tax will turn political liability into revenue bonanzaof just how hot a political issue rising house prices in Metro Vancouver has be
B.C.’s foreign-buyer tax will turn political liability into revenue bonanza
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
of just how hot a political issue rising house prices in Metro Vancouver has become, it was supplied on Monday by the B.C. government in the form of an extraordinary measure aimed at cooling off a market that has become too hot for many to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Pospisil 'pretty optimistic' heading into Rogers CupTORONTO — Ever the optimist. That’s Vernon, B.C.’s Vasek Pospisil in a nutshel
Pospisil 'pretty optimistic' heading into Rogers Cup
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
TORONTO — Ever the optimist. That’s Vernon, B.C.’s Vasek Pospisil in a nutshell. So, despite being in the throes of perhaps one of the most difficult stretches of his career, the 26-year-old Canadian is hopeful some home-cooking at the Rogers Cup... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Rogers Cup there for Milos Raonic's takinghe has reached once before, back in 2013, falling to Nadal after an historic al
Rogers Cup there for Milos Raonic's taking
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
he has reached once before, back in 2013, falling to Nadal after an historic all-Canadian semifinal showdown with Vernon, B.C.’s Vasek Pospisil. Pospisil is the only other Canadian to receive direct entry into the main draw, but his star has... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Stampeders DT Zach Minter got away with one; Richardson's return; stops signmade it.” This week, the non-call is the furthest thing from Minter’s mind, as
Stampeders DT Zach Minter got away with one; Richardson's return; stops sign
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
made it.” This week, the non-call is the furthest thing from Minter’s mind, as he gets ready to face his former team, the B.C. Lions (3-1), for the first time Friday at McMahon Stadium (8 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770). Minter, 26, was released by the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Despite tough start to season, Stampeders expect kicker Rene Paredes to bounce backLeone and Chris Milo matched his misses in Weeks 1 and 3, respectively, the poi
Despite tough start to season, Stampeders expect kicker Rene Paredes to bounce back
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
Leone and Chris Milo matched his misses in Weeks 1 and 3, respectively, the points left on the field in the loss to the B.C. Lions and draw with the Ottawa RedBlacks are hard to ignore. A missed convert late in the win over the Bombers could’ve... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The picture of renters in Vancouver’s tight housing marketaccording to census data compiled by the Canadian Rental Housing Index, a proje
The picture of renters in Vancouver’s tight housing market
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
according to census data compiled by the Canadian Rental Housing Index, a project released last year by Vancity and the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association. Another study based on the same data was released earlier this month. It found that the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Vij’s Patio is casual yet excellent. If only its namesake was around toochef and co-owner Meeru Dhalwala. The other days of the week begin at 8 a.m.,
Vij’s Patio is casual yet excellent. If only its namesake was around too
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
chef and co-owner Meeru Dhalwala. The other days of the week begin at 8 a.m., when he goes to the factory in Surrey, B.C., where Vij’s packaged frozen foods are prepared and his growing empire is run. In the evenings, when he’s not off doing... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Burnaby politicians search for ways to improve rental housing availabilityto have a moratorium [on demolition],” said Sav Dhaliwal, a veteran councillor
Burnaby politicians search for ways to improve rental housing availability
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
to have a moratorium [on demolition],” said Sav Dhaliwal, a veteran councillor and former president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. Mr. Dhaliwal said council has been told only Vancouver, with its special charter, has the power to... Read more
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CBC.ca
B.C. to hit foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes with 15% property taxThe B.C. government took steps Monday to reduce some of the pressure in Metro V
B.C. to hit foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes with 15% property tax
CBC.ca / Posted 12 hours ago
The B.C. government took steps Monday to reduce some of the pressure in Metro Vancouver's overheated real estate market, introducing legislation that would add a 15 per cent property transfer tax for foreign nationals buying real estate there. The... Read more
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The Tyee
Taiwan Group Paying for MP, MLA Junkets Has Crime ConnectionsPenticton, said he saw nothing on the trip that concerned him and that it simpl
Taiwan Group Paying for MP, MLA Junkets Has Crime Connections
The Tyee / Posted 13 hours ago
Penticton, said he saw nothing on the trip that concerned him and that it simply seemed like a good chance to help promote B.C.’s wine and educational institutions. Canada’s long-standing “One China” policy means it does not have official... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Vancouver’s foreign-buyer tax draws criticism from housing expertsmay be difficult to enforce because the foreign homebuyers it’s aimed at may be
Vancouver’s foreign-buyer tax draws criticism from housing experts
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
may be difficult to enforce because the foreign homebuyers it’s aimed at may be able to get around it, experts say. The B.C. government’s plans to tackle housing affordability in Metro Vancouver with a 15-per-cent tax for foreign buyers came... Read more
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Red Bull
Rip Down a 'Dream Slalom' Mountain Bike TrackDream Slalom, the ultimate mountain bike rider's course — located in Vernon, B.
Rip Down a 'Dream Slalom' Mountain Bike Track
Red Bull / Posted 14 hours ago
Dream Slalom, the ultimate mountain bike rider's course — located in Vernon, B.C., just ten minutes from Silver Star Bike Park — is a twisting, jumping, hipping and ripping run through dense Canadian forest, built by van Steenbergen. Half BMX dirt... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Vancouver Finally Cracks Down On Chinese Home Buyers With 15% Real Estate TaxJong unveiled the tax as part of legislation aimed at addressing low vacancy ra
Vancouver Finally Cracks Down On Chinese Home Buyers With 15% Real Estate Tax
Zero Hedge / Posted 14 hours ago
Jong unveiled the tax as part of legislation aimed at addressing low vacancy rates and high real estate prices in southern B.C.... "The amendments include anti-avoidance rules designed to capture transactions that are structured specifically to... Read more
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BC Local News
Coroner identifies victim of fatal diving accident near NanooseThe B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died followin
Coroner identifies victim of fatal diving accident near Nanoose
BC Local News / Posted 14 hours ago
The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a fatal scuba diving incident in the ocean near Nanoose, north of Nanaimo, on Wednesday. He was Martin Keith Bishop, 52, of Edmonton, Alta. According to the coroner,... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Coroner identifies victim of fatal diving accident near NanooseThe B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died followin
Coroner identifies victim of fatal diving accident near Nanoose
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 15 hours ago
The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a fatal scuba diving incident in the ocean near Nanoose, north of Nanaimo, on Wednesday. He was Martin Keith Bishop, 52, of Edmonton, Alta. According to the coroner,... Read more
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Maple Ridge News
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Maple Ridge News / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ticket reseller NewLeaf hopes to lure travellers with discount airfaresknown for cutthroat competition whenever a new entrant appears. NewLeaf has a
Ticket reseller NewLeaf hopes to lure travellers with discount airfares
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 hours ago
known for cutthroat competition whenever a new entrant appears. NewLeaf has a deal with Flair Airlines Ltd. of Kelowna, B.C., to have Flair operate Boeing 737s. In March, the Canadian Transportation Agency cleared the way for NewLeaf to sell... Read more
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Surrey Leader
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Surrey Leader / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Agassiz-Harrison Observer
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Agassiz-Harrison Observer / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Abbotsford News
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Abbotsford News / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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BC Local News
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
BC Local News / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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BC Local News
Edmonton man dies scuba diving near Nanoose Baywas on a diving expedition with a dive master and another person during a famil
Edmonton man dies scuba diving near Nanoose Bay
BC Local News / Posted 15 hours ago
was on a diving expedition with a dive master and another person during a family vacation to the area, according to a B.C. Coroners Service news release issued Monday. Oceanside RCMP said the incident was not criminal in nature so the... Read more
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Cloverdale Reporter
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Cloverdale Reporter / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Peace Arch News / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Fifteen athletes to represent lakecity at 55+ BC Gamesthe largest community celebrations sport has seen in many years. The annual ev
Fifteen athletes to represent lakecity at 55+ BC Games
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 15 hours ago
the largest community celebrations sport has seen in many years. The annual event showcases the outstanding athleticism of B.C. competitors aged 55 plus and promotes the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle. From Williams Lake 15... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada's Jared du Toit to play in Canadian men’s amateur championship in OttawaAmateur sensation Jared du Toit’s next golf tournament in Canada will be in the
Canada's Jared du Toit to play in Canadian men’s amateur championship in Ottawa
Calgary Sun / Posted 15 hours ago
Amateur sensation Jared du Toit’s next golf tournament in Canada will be in the national capital region. The Kimberley, B.C., product, who was just one shot off the lead at the RBC Canadian Open through 54 holes before settling for a tie for ninth... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Oak Bay News / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Aldergrove Star
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Aldergrove Star / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Langley Times
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Langley Times / Posted 15 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
William T. Murray III, banker and world traveler, diesthat sits across the Nile from Luxor and is the resting place of Queen Hatsheps
William T. Murray III, banker and world traveler, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 hours ago
that sits across the Nile from Luxor and is the resting place of Queen Hatshepsut, who had ruled Egypt from 1492 to 1458 B.C. "As we were arriving, people were fleeing. We were safe, and at first our hotel didn't know what had happened and... Read more
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Mission City Record
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Mission City Record / Posted 16 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Edmonton man dies scuba diving near Nanoose Baywas on a diving expedition with a dive master and another person during a famil
Edmonton man dies scuba diving near Nanoose Bay
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 16 hours ago
was on a diving expedition with a dive master and another person during a family vacation to the area, according to a B.C. Coroners Service news release issued Monday. Oceanside RCMP said the incident was not criminal in nature so the... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool markettax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbl
Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 16 hours ago
tax when foreigners buy Metro Vancouver homes may help cool the region's "bubbly and overpriced" housing market, one B.C. economist says. Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., said it should have "some... Read more
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SiliconANGLE
British Columbia outlaws hunting animals with dronesthe realm of fair chase that should be conducted when hunting,” said Al Martin,
British Columbia outlaws hunting animals with drones
SiliconANGLE / Posted 16 hours ago
the realm of fair chase that should be conducted when hunting,” said Al Martin, director of strategic initiatives for the B.C. Wildlife Federation (via CBC News). “[Using drones] provides an unfair advantage to a group of hunters that equip... Read more
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Fernie Free Press
B.C. imposes foreign buyer tax on Metro real estateThe B.C. government is imposing a new 15 per cent tax on property purchased in
B.C. imposes foreign buyer tax on Metro real estate
Fernie Free Press / Posted 16 hours ago
The B.C. government is imposing a new 15 per cent tax on property purchased in Metro Vancouver by non-Canadian citizens or residents. The tax is to take effect Aug. 2, Finance Minister Mike de Jong told the B.C. legislature Monday at a special... Read more
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