Business

Fernie’s Mountain High Travel under new ownership

Lori Caravetta has become the new owner of Mountain High Travel and Tours (MHTT) believing there's a need in the area for a travel agency.

B.C. plots strategy for wood products exports

Sales to China decline as Canada-US softwood lumber talks near deadline for possible US trade action

Lumber exports shift to U.S. as China sales slump

Asian demand for B.C. wood products peaked in 2013, analyst says China sales on pace for 50 per cent drop

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          B.C. approves Valemount glacier resort plan

          Designer of Kicking Horse and Jumbo resorts gets approval to proceed with $175 million project east of Prince George

          Banks Island miners face 18 pollution charges

          Gold mine near Prince Rupert shut down last summer for permit violations, owners charged for failing to report spill

          Business pushing back on CPP expansion

          B.C. stands in the way of Justin Trudeau government's plan to hike Canada Pension Plan contributions, but likely not for long

          Brides, bands allowed back on farmland

          No permit required for weddings, festivals on farms if fewer than 150 people attend, says Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick

          BC Hydro rates rise as demand slows

          Four per cent rate hike already in effect, more to come as BC Hydro looks for savings to offset slow industrial demand

          U.S. Senators ‘inaccurate’ on lumber claim: Premiers

          Premier Christy Clark protests to Prime minister Justin Trudeau about latest claims of softwood subsidy

          New rules in effect for mine tailings ponds

          Permits will specify dam construction, water level, motion detection and independent review, Mines Minister Bill Bennett says

          Condo dispute tribunal begins work

          Early intake of strata property dispute resolution applications begins for Canada's first online tribunal

          Managed Forest Council regulates private land in the Elk Valley

          Managed Forest Council has been inspecting and regulating forestry on private lands throughout British Columbia since 2004.

          Supreme Court upholds ban on B.C. pharmacy reward points

          Regulators consider prescription incentives a health risk

          LNG Canada latest to delay investment

          Shell-led group with Korea Gas, Mitsubishi and PetroChina can't say when its decision on Kitimat project will come

          B.C. farmland protected from reforestation

          Regulation change closes loophole that allowed British company to buy up B.C. farms and convert them to forest for carbon offsets

          Site C a lone bright spot for northern B.C.

          Nearly 80 per cent of 1,447 people working on Peace River dam are B.C. residents, says Energy Minister Bill Bennett

          Ottawa, provinces work on national housing plan

          Federal minister Jean-Yves Duclos says he will work with provinces to develop first national housing strategy in 40 years

          Housing drives B.C. economic growth

          Employment and housing starts dip in May, but so far this year economic growth leads Canada

          Training funds offered to B.C. small businesses

          Qualified employers can get up to $15,000 in training costs covered if they hire an unemployed person

          Treaty overhaul aims to speed up talks

          New federal minister Carolyn Bennett agrees to work with B.C. on 'stepping stones' approach to aboriginal land claims