Asia stocks slip as U.S. rate risk lifts bond yields

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Thursday as the risk of faster hikes in U.S interest rates lifted short-term Treasury yields to the highest in almost a decade and boosted the dollar. Powered by WPeMatico

British Columbia to require anonymous land owners to reveal true identities

In its Tuesday budget, B.C. announced it will become the first province to require those behind landowning numbered company to reveal their names. Powered by WPeMatico

Ford North America president out after inappropriate behaviour

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behaviour was “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct.” Powered by WPeMatico

Flurries follow frosty temperatures in Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

After days of brisk cold and sunny skies, Metro Vancouver and parts of Vancouver Island are experiencing snowfall. Powered by WPeMatico

Mixed messages on B.C.’s efforts to cool the hot housing market

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Greyhound to stop serving northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island

B.C. Passenger Transportation Board has given Greyhound Canada permission to stop serving northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Powered by WPeMatico

Wall Street falls as Fed minutes send bond yields higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday in a rocky session after the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting pushed yields on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note to a four-year high. Powered Read more

Gucci’s Michele explores identities in rich, bold display

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion house Gucci dazzled fans with a presentation featuring baby dragons, snakes and models carrying replica heads in their arms in a Milan catwalk show on Wednesday that… Powered by WPeMatico

Court challenge launched by B.C. Wine Institute against Alberta wine ban

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Tech stocks boost Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes

(Reuters) – Gains in technology shares powered Wall Street’s main indexes on Wednesday ahead of minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting. Powered by WPeMatico

Italian investor looks to rev up Shanghai Tang sales

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Bastagli set his sights on Shanghai Tang two decades ago and having finally bought the brand in 2017 from Richemont he aims to increase the group’s… Powered by WPeMatico

Vancouverites twice as likely to resell used items than donate compared to other Canadians, study finds

Ninety-nine per cent of British Columbians exchanged at least one item in the second-hand economy in some way last year, according to a new study by the online sales site Kijiji. Powered by WPeMatico

New TPP could hurt NAFTA talks because of impact on U.S.: auto sector

The most recent analysis of the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership predicts lower U.S. imports into Canada. Powered by WPeMatico

How matching money turbo-charges U.S. retirement savings

CHICAGO – After turning miserly when the Great Recession began nearly 10 years ago, U.S. employers are loosening their purse strings and giving workers more money to boost retirement savings. Powered by WPeMatico

Devimco to build $500M Montreal Metro development

Montreal-based developer Devimco Immobilier says it has been chosen by the City of Longueuil to help develop and plan a $500-million mixed-use urban living space at the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke Metro station. Devimco Immobilier will help plan and build a $500M mixed-use development above the Longueuil Read more

Incredible North Shore mountain rescue caught on video

Video footage shot by climber from Crown Mountain shows dramatic helicopter rescue from treacherous terrain by North Shore Rescue. Powered by WPeMatico

Asia stocks dip, dollar recovery continues as yields rise

TOKYO (Reuters) – Stock markets dipped after a long winning run on Wall Street ended overnight, while the dollar gained momentum on Wednesday as yields on U.S. Treasury debt headed for highs not seen in four years. Powered by WPeMatico

Widow of avalanche victim sues guides, lodge operator for negligence

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Dow, S&P snap winning streak as Walmart weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Tuesday to snap a six-session winning streak as a sharp decline in Walmart weighed heavily, but gains in Amazon and chip stocks helped the Nasdaq hold near the unchanged Read more

1st budget by NDP government promises billions more in both spending and tax revenue

The B.C. government delivered on a wide variety of promises from their election platform and throne speech in their first budget, forecasting a $219 million surplus for the upcoming fiscal year on the strength of a strong economy. Powered by Read more