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Impact in Kelowna of the robust new vehicle sales market across Canada is evident by local auto dealerships relocating to new premises along Highway 97. - Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

New car sales booming

Thirst for new vehicles still high for Canadian consumers judging by record-setting sales

Gasoline prices to hit 7-year Canada Day lows

Gasoline prices to hit 7-year Canada Day lows

What’s up for Canada Day? For a change, it’s not average gasoline prices.

Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad has added responsibility for forests to his duties. (Black Press files)

U.S. adds another border tax to B.C. lumber

Minister says work continues through B.C. instability

UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada

UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada

Roughly 2,900 jobs expected to be lost, amid restructuring.

UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada
Clearing work on the Site C dam project near Fort St. John, 2016. Work has gone on for two years, with $1.7 billion spent and more than 2,000 people working. (BC HYDRO)

UPDATE: Weaver’s claims of Site C road damage denied

BC Hydro says sweatlodge, burial ground accommodated

Clearing work on the Site C dam project near Fort St. John, 2016. Work has gone on for two years, with $1.7 billion spent and more than 2,000 people working. (BC HYDRO)
A getaway in the Nelson area. (FACEBOOK)

B.C. recreational property market rebounds

Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley residents cash out, head for the hills

A getaway in the Nelson area. (FACEBOOK)
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NDP demands COVID-19 bailout for airlines
Alberta opens up more businesses as COVID-19 cases decline
Analyst: 'A perfect storm' oil, virus halts trading
Feds warned that agriculture sector near tipping point due to blockades
(Whole Foods Market)

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year

(Whole Foods Market)
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Green-NDP government in B.C. could mean $600 tax hike: report

The Fraser Institute attributes most of the potential increase to carbon taxes in a new study

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to remain in business. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, has struggled for years with weak sales. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Sears Canada ponders sale, says there is ‘significant doubt’ about its future

Despite its recent efforts to turn itself around, the writing has been on the wall for Sears Canada

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to remain in business. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, has struggled for years with weak sales. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Hudson’s Bay announces 2,000 layoffs

Hudson’s Bay announces 2,000 layoffs

Cuts will offset retail sector challenges and save $350 million annually

Hudson’s Bay announces 2,000 layoffs
VIDEO: New Ikea Canada boss talks homes with basements
VIDEO: New Ikea Canada boss talks homes with basements
(Black Press)
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MONEY MONITOR: Investing vs. paying down a mortgage

MONEY MONITOR: Investing vs. paying down a mortgage

One financial planning expert says low interest rates give Canadians enough reason to not pay debt

MONEY MONITOR: Investing vs. paying down a mortgage
MONEY MONITOR: What to be wary of when borrowing in retirement
MONEY MONITOR: What to be wary of when borrowing in retirement
NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt.

U.S. lumber retaliation ‘irresponsible,’ Horgan says

NDP leader John Horgan says he'll go to Washington DC within 30 days of being elected premier to talk softwood

NDP leader John Horgan joins Fraser-Nicola candidate Harry Lali (left) at the site of the shut-down Tolko sawmill in Merritt.
Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen

Christy Clark vows heavy levy on U.S., Alberta thermal coal

At a sawmill in Merritt, Clark says she will act quickly after election to impose carbon levy up to $70 a tonne

Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen
Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce response to U.S. duties.

UPDATE: Province will buy lumber to protect mills: Clark

20% duties on mills across Canada, United Steelworkers protest 'direct attack' on Canadian softwood industry

Premier Christy Clark visits Partap Forest Products in Maple Ridge Tuesday to announce response to U.S. duties.
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett winds up work at the energy and mines minister's office at the B.C. legislature. After four terms  in politics

Mining on rebound, minister moves on

Combative MLA Bill Bennett takes a few parting shots as he heads back to private sector to 'make some money'

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett winds up work at the energy and mines minister's office at the B.C. legislature. After four terms  in politics
Premier Christy Clark meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa

Clark seeks Trudeau’s help for forest industry

'We need action' to protect B.C. communities from Donald Trump's border taxes, Premier Christy Clark says

Premier Christy Clark meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa
Haul truck crosses temporary bridge at Site C dam project

Work begins on Site C generators (with video)

Last big contractor for Peace dam begins work on $470 million powerhouse works

Haul truck crosses temporary bridge at Site C dam project