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Lower Mainland real estate prices have gained ground in the last couple of months

Home prices jump with more gains forecast

Sales up as last buyers sign on to beat deadline for 35-year terms

Lower Mainland real estate prices have gained ground in the last couple of months

Real estate board selects team of officers

Members of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board elected a new team of officers and directors at an annual general meeting held Feb. 16, at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley.

  • Feb 22, 2011

Building permit values rising in Abbotsford

Total building permit values in Abbotsford shot up in December, driven by…

  • Feb 18, 2011

Tourism groups join forces for ‘Handpicked in the Valley’

Tourism Abbotsford has entered into a partnership with Tourism Langley and Tourism Chilliwack, to leverage their destination marketing funds to target their common markets.
The destination marketing organizations work independently to target their identified markets; however, the communities recognize that by combining resources, their efforts will be more effective and efficient.

  • Feb 10, 2011

Fraser Health makes B.C. Top 55 Employers list

British Columbia’s four Lower Mainland health organizations – Fraser Health (FH), Providence Health Care (PHC), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) – have once again been named among the province’s Top 55 Employers for 2011.
Awarded by Mediacorp Canada Inc (the organizers of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition), this is the third year in a row that PHC and PHSA have made the prestigious list and the second for FH and VCH.

  • Feb 7, 2011

Agriculture businesses honoured for innovation

Bill Vanderkooi of Abbotsford won an award for excellence in innovation in agriculture from the Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF) of British Columbia.

  • Feb 2, 2011
A container ship prepares to dock at Deltaport.

Ports already feeling pain of possible strike

Cargo diverting as longshoremen threaten to walk

A container ship prepares to dock at Deltaport.

Gasguy shows how to get out of expensive contracts

Natural gas prices dropped again this month, but those who locked into contracts with gas marketing companies three years ago won’t be enjoying the savings.
Since the gas industry was deregulated four years ago, private firms have been allowed to sell natural gas on five-year contracts, although Tera

Kinetics Drive Solutions Inc. has expanded their transmission design house and testing facility in Gloucester Industrial Estates.

Kinetics ‘drives’ greener vehicles

An engineering firm that has grown to become Canada's largest drive and…

Kinetics Drive Solutions Inc. has expanded their transmission design house and testing facility in Gloucester Industrial Estates.
Peter Nix pours a bag of coal onto a blanket at the B.C. legislature Tuesday

Coal exports boom, climate worries bloom

With coal exports booming and more mines opening in northeastern B.C., federal…

Peter Nix pours a bag of coal onto a blanket at the B.C. legislature Tuesday

Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce relaunches website

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce has redesigned its website.

  • Jan 21, 2011

Apartment vacancy rates down

Apartment vacancy rates in Metro Vancouver have dropped slightly to 1.9 per cent, according to the latest rental survey by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

  • Jan 21, 2011
Robert Bateman Secondary students placed sixth in the executive marketplace category at the 13th annual B.C. Business Challenge on Jan. 17. Teacher Dawn Brummitt

Bateman students place sixth in business challenge

High school business students from Robert Bateman Secondary School placed sixth in their skill category at the 13th annual B.C. Business Challenge in Vancouver on Monday.

  • Jan 21, 2011
Robert Bateman Secondary students placed sixth in the executive marketplace category at the 13th annual B.C. Business Challenge on Jan. 17. Teacher Dawn Brummitt
B.C. Liberal leadership candidates George Abbott and Ed Mayne attend forestry forum at the Truck Loggers' Association convention in Victoria Wednesday.

B.C. Liberals woo coastal loggers

VICTORIA – B.C. Liberal leadership candidates made their pitches to coastal loggers…

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates George Abbott and Ed Mayne attend forestry forum at the Truck Loggers' Association convention in Victoria Wednesday.

Non-residential investment spending continues to decline in Abbotsford

Fourth quarter spending down 17.4 per cent, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association analysis.

  • Jan 18, 2011
Logging and roadbuilding equipment awaits auction on Vancouver Island in the fall of 2009. Coastal logging has begun to recover since the low point that saw some companies fold or consolidate due to poor market conditions.

Coastal loggers to quiz candidates

VICTORIA – B.C. Liberal candidates have been invited to the Truck Loggers'…

Logging and roadbuilding equipment awaits auction on Vancouver Island in the fall of 2009. Coastal logging has begun to recover since the low point that saw some companies fold or consolidate due to poor market conditions.

Housing starts rebounded in 2010

New home starts in Metro Vancouver soared 82 per cent last year,…

Movement of average prices in Greater Vancouver since 1977. Note that average price statistics tend to be higher than the 'benchmark price'

Real estate gains uneven, prices peaked in April

Home prices up a few per cent in 2010 in most of Lower Mainland

Movement of average prices in Greater Vancouver since 1977. Note that average price statistics tend to be higher than the 'benchmark price'
Mattress recyclers brace for influx of dead beds

Mattress recyclers brace for influx of dead beds

New Metro disposal fee expected to be boon for business

Mattress recyclers brace for influx of dead beds
BC Ferries has released salary information on its senior staff.

Ferries salaries released

BC Ferries CEO David Hahn collected $984,000 in pay and bonuses in 2009

BC Ferries has released salary information on its senior staff.