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Rising multi-family assessments could trigger higher rents across B.C.

Landlord group says increased property taxes will force apartment building owners to raise rents or spend less on building maintenance

Vancouver-to-Nanaimo passenger ferry possible for summer

Walk-on passengers could be riding a direct Vancouver-to-Nanaimo ferry this summer provided needed investment funds come in for the venture, says an official for Island Ferry Services Ltd. “I can’t...

Property assessments are inaccurate more often than you might think, says author

As many as 20 per cent of all residential property owners in the province should be appealing their property assessments, says the man who has literally written the book on the assessment appeals...

B.C. rental task force calls for end to ‘renovictions’

A government-appointed rental task force is calling for an end to “renovictions” by allowing residential renters to stay during renovations to their suites. It’s one of 23 recommendations for the...

Put this awesome new retro arcade on your must-do list for your next Victoria visit

Coin-operated pinball machines and upright arcade games met a swift demise in the mid-1990s after being replaced by more sophisticated home- gaming consoles from Sega, Nintendo, and Sony. The...

Nanaimo Port Authority CEO Ewan Moir leaves post after one year

Ewan Moir has left the Nanaimo Port Authority after one year as its president and chief executive. Ian Marr, the port’s senior vice-president, and Mike Davidson, vice-president of real estate, will...

Langley’s San Group announces $70 m plan to build sawmill, manufacture wood projects on Vancouver Island

Calling it a return to forestry’s roots on Vancouver Island, a Langley-based company is betting heavily on the Alberni Valley with plans to build both a sawmill and a plant to manufacture wood...

BC Ferries to start accepting debit cards on some sailings

BC Ferries is accepting debit cards on its Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen vessels. The corporation has started a two-month test of debit cards, beginning with the Spirit of British Columbia on Wednesday...

B.C.’s red-light cameras now recording 24 hours a day

Red-light cameras are now operating around the clock at 140 intersections in B.C. The cameras, which snap pictures of cars running red lights, previously operated for just six hours a day. They have...

Seaspan takes on new COO from Philadelphia shipyard

Seaspan Shipyards’ new chief operating officer is joining the B.C. company from Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia. Jari Anttila brings more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial...