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Enbridge - Stand Up and Say NO BC

(July 02, 2014, posted in Local Interest)

I am not politically minded, nor do I ever hope to be, but on some things I will take a stand. The proposed Enbridge pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen for BC. On June 17, 2014 the Harper government gave the approval for the pipeline construction, although it still has a long ways to go before it actually happens. It must be easy for anyone who doesn't live in this beautiful province to not... read more.

Wealthy Investor Program Will Return to Canada

(May 05, 2014, posted in Local Interest)

On February 11, 2014 the Canadian Government announced the termination of the Immigrant Investor Programs (IIP) as part of the 2014 Economic Action Plan (EAP 2014). To qualify for the Immigrant Investor Program the applicants would be required to show that they have business experience, have a net worth of at least C$1,600,000 that was gained legally and invest C$800,000 as an interest free 5 year... read more.

Park Royal Shopping Mall

(November 30, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

For those of us that live on the North Shore it has often seemed that to get the best shopping experience we had to head over the bridge.  But in the last several years, with the redevelopment of Park Royal Mall, the shopping opportunities here in West Vancouver have become unique and satisfying, without ever having to cross the water. 

I remember the opposition that occurred when the owners of the... read more.

Changes to Mortgage Rules

(November 01, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

Thank you to the Gibbard Group who sent out these changes to the Mortgage rules starting today.

Effective November 1st - New Mortgage Rules:  Summary:

You've probably heard of the new mortgage rules handed down to Federally regulated financial institution through OFSI's (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada).  This email is a brief outline of these new rules.!Important! These... read more.

BC Universities Rank High

(November 01, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

Four of B.C.'s major universities have placed in the Top Two in their categories, according Maclean's magazine 22nd annual university rankings released Thursday.The schools are divided into three categories based on the amount of research they undertake and whether they offer graduate programs.

In the medical/doctoral category, the University of B.C. is up one spot this year, to no. 2, just behind... read more.