Emma Crawford Hampel

Twelve new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths, announced in B.C. Tuesday

British Columbia has 12 new cases of COVID-19, making a total 2,916 cases in the province since the beginning of the pandemic, the provincial government announced Tuesday. Of the total number of...

Canadian GDP sees biggest drop ever recorded by Stats Canada

Marking the first full month of measures put in place by the federal government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 11.6% in April,...

Total Greater Vancouver home sales down 42% in May: BCREA

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to dampen home sales across Greater Vancouver and the rest of the province in May, according to BCREA data released June 15. The total dollar value of all home sales...

Average Vancouver one-bedroom rent down in April due to pandemic: PadMapper

The average cost to rent a one-bedroom Vancouver apartment decreased 2.3% month-over-month in April, according to new PadMapper data. PadMapper looks at median rents for all homes that are currently...

Pandemic pushes B.C. home sales down but prices still up in April: BCREA

A total of 3,284 homes were sold in April, according to new data from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA). This is a drop of 50.8% compared with April 2019. BCREA Chief Economist...

COVID-19 pushes Metro Vancouver home sales to lowest level since 1982: REBGV

Metro Vancouver home sales in April were the lowest total for the month since 1982, according to new data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).  They were also 63% lower than the...

Canada Post seeing ‘Christmas-level’ package volume

Canadians isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are shopping online in volumes  normally only seen during the Christmas season. On April 20 alone, Canada Post reports it delivered more than...

B.C. premier announces minor cabinet shuffle

Two ministers have switched places after the changes and another role has been filled

Central bank maintains overnight rate, keeps eye on U.S.-China trade conflict

The Bank of Canada announced September 4 it is maintaining the overnight rate target at 1.75%, where it has sat since October 2018. In a news release, the Bank said the escalating U.S.-China trade...

Trudeau government to help BC electrify Peace gas sector

B.C., federal governments agree to jointly fund $680 million worth of Peace region electrification projects