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No growth for Canadian housing market in 2012

Despite the busy housing market in Vancouver, analysts predict that housing won't be seeing much growth next year.  The Canadian Press has the story:  The Canadian housing market has...

Minimum wage hikes to $9.50, but not for everyone

Minimum wages went up yesterday to $ 9.50 in B.C., but some argue that it isn't enough.   The minimum wage rate for liquor servers went up to just $8.50 -- 75 cents behind general wages. Farm...

Consumer confidence dips to lowest level in two years

Canadians are less confident about their finances than they were two years ago, according to the October Consumer Outlook Index survey released today by the Royal Bank of Canada. Consumer confidence...

Increase taxes for the rich, NDP leadership contender says

NDP leadership frontrunner Brian Topp has broken politcal taboo and publically announced his desire to stick heaftier taxes on Canada's rich. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty brushed off the "dreamy"...

RCMP step up security for Bush and Clinton Surrey meeting

The RCMP will be "strategically deployed" to keep #Occupy protesters at bay when former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton meet in Surrey Thursday. Bush and Clinton will speak to a lunch...

Baby boomers retiring rich, young families face growing financial difficulties: report

The Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia released a report Tuesday calling for the government to spend $22 billion to fix social programs for young families. The...

Seniors household debt quickly outpacing all Canadians

A TD Bank Economics report released today confirms that seniors are piling on debt at a quick rate, faster than younger Canadians. Lured in by low interest rates and hopeful reliance on real estate...

Canada has 'tools to deal with new recession'

Country will take a battering if the world tanks, but it has strong companies, a working banking system and a sound fiscal position, says governor of central bank.

Vegan food and drinks at Gorilla Food

Food and drinks at Gorilla Food.

100 jobs lost as Burnaby mill closes

Cascades cites strong dollar, labour and recycling costs as it shuts containerboard site.