Patrick Blennerhassett

Canadians can expect five more interest rate hikes in next two years: economist

Canadians can expect another five interest rate hikes in the next two years, according to Central 1 Credit Union’s chief economist. Helmut Pastrick, speaking at a Surrey Board of Trade event on...

Shortage of Metro Vancouver strata agents worsening

As housing starts continue to soar across Metro Vancouver, a shortage of strata property agents continues to worsen. Scott Ponuick, president and senior strata agent for Surrey-based Peninsula...

Keeping up with the condos in the city of Surrey

The City of Surrey is hoping its low municipal tax rate for businesses will continue to attract companies to keep pace with its residential real estate boom. The average company is paying $21,995...

Mobility pricing is not just a commuter tax: director

Metro Vancouverites are already making their voices heard about the idea of mobility pricing in the region – they don’t like it. Speaking January 30 at the Association of Consulting Engineering...

Young mining CEO keeps grounded in volatile industry

Vancouver-based Callinex Mines Inc. specializes in copper and zinc, but its CEO, Max Porterfield, comes from a place that is synonymous with another commodity: oil. Born in Odessa, Texas, in 1984,...

Aging, medicine and marijuana

The list of ailments that can supposedly be treated by marijuana is endless: everything from carpal tunnel syndrome and insomnia to Crohn’s disease and arthritis, even cancer Dr. M-J Milloy, a...

Whitecaps franchise scores with younger generation

As the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks struggle to fill seats for home games, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC are riding a wave of enthusiasm among millennial fans and an overall rise in Major League...

Blockchain the real star behind Bitcoin buzz: experts

The world has been captivated by the sudden rise – and recent fall – of Bitcoin. But while the cryptocurrency has been grabbing all the headlines, the long-term global financial implications of the...

Flamingo Hotel overhaul signals rise of North Surrey

For years, the Flamingo Hotel in North Surrey has been synonymous with the area’s seedy underbelly. The complex’s adjoining strip club, the Byrd, also has a notorious reputation for attracting drugs...

Philosophy, gambler’s instincts are recipe for success

When Husein Rahemtulla’s parents immigrated to Canada in the mid-1970s from Africa, they had little money. But they had prospects – and initiative. Rahemtulla’s father, Salim Rahemtulla, came to...