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Interest rate cut hasn't led to rush of homebuyer demand yet: Royal LePage report

Interest rate cut hasn't led to rush of homebuyer demand yet: Royal LePage report

TORONTO — Despite expectations of lower interest rates prompting homebuyers to leave the sidelines, a new report says the Bank of Canada's quarter-point cut to its key interest rate last month did not lead to a rush in demand.
How politics, strict rules limit B.C. farmers' output on ALR land

How politics, strict rules limit B.C. farmers' output on ALR land

Stakeholders push province to ease food-processing regulations that restrict opportunities on ALR land.
'Personal assistant and a watchdog': How credit monitoring works after a data breach

'Personal assistant and a watchdog': How credit monitoring works after a data breach

Credit monitoring isn't just for your credit score — it can also alert you to potential identity theft and fraud if your data has been compromised in a breach, as many Ticketmaster customers were warned earlier this week.
Airline regulator prods passenger to keep quiet on complaint rulings

Airline regulator prods passenger to keep quiet on complaint rulings

A consumer rights organization says the Canadian Transportation Agency is pressuring passengers to stay silent about its rulings on their complaints — a move the country's airline regulator says falls squarely within its mandate under the law.
Rob Shaw: Capital-gains tax hike sparks tension over B.C. health-care funding

Rob Shaw: Capital-gains tax hike sparks tension over B.C. health-care funding

Premier frustrated with federal finance minister's suggestion
Canadian Chamber of Commerce names Candace Laing new president and CEO

Canadian Chamber of Commerce names Candace Laing new president and CEO

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has named Candace Laing its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 1.
Firm facing foreign-worker allegations considers legal action against Port Alberni

Firm facing foreign-worker allegations considers legal action against Port Alberni

Allegations San Group provided accommodation that was in poor condition and lacked running water to temporary foreign workers are false, the company says
Dispute at B.C. ports may reignite over employers' push on automation: expert

Dispute at B.C. ports may reignite over employers' push on automation: expert

Strike action in 2023 by thousands of workers shut down most of B.C.'s ports for 13 days, freezing billions in trade at the docks.
Canadians less optimistic about finances amid worries about inflation, income: survey

Canadians less optimistic about finances amid worries about inflation, income: survey

TORONTO — A new survey says Canadians are feeling less optimistic about their finances, with respondents worried about inflation, income levels and a potential recession at the midpoint of the year.
Work friends can be hard to find. How to combat loneliness in the workplace

Work friends can be hard to find. How to combat loneliness in the workplace

Twice each month, executives at the dating app company Hinge gather for a team meeting. But rather than dive into discussions about metrics or revenue, they begin by simply talking.