Albert Van Santvoort

Could a downshift in auto sales signal a recession?

Car sales in British Columbia have dropped 3.2% since June 2018

Boxing Day still retail king over Black Friday in B.C.

An American contender, Black Friday, is challenging Boxing Day for its crown as Canada’s most popular shopping day. According to a report from the Retail Council of Canada, 43% of Canadians intend to...

Revenue growth slows at the province’s top casinos

Slot machines are the primary revenue generators at most of B.C.’s gambling houses

Gambling industry wagers on single-event sports betting

Canada loses $14 billion annually to illegal bookies and offshore sites, sector estimates

B.C.’s top commercial real estate brokerages contract

On average, top commercial real estate brokerages experienced a 2.9% decline in agents

Earnings up for B.C.’s most profitable companies

Province’s mining, retail and wholesale sectors drive largest portion of growth in profit

Craft brewers’ sales boom as big beer’s sales slow

Market share in British Columbia for craft breweries grew to nearly one-third in 2019

Low wages eroding access to justice, says lawyers union

Legal Services Society lawyers and support staff stage one-day job action

Top B.C. schools’ grants outpace student numbers

Operating grants grew an average of 4.6% over the past year while student base rose by 3.7%

Liberals win. What will a minority government mean for Canadian pocketbooks?

With no party winning the 170 seats required for a majority government it seems like a government propped up by some form of a Liberal-NDP agreement is inevitable.   The Conservatives managed to get...