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Strata property act changes could help ease Metro’s housing crisis

A recent change to B.C.’s Strata Property Act should help solve some of the legal issues that contribute to the Lower Mainland’s housing crisis. Although there are many opinions on the causes and solutions to the region’s housing problems, one fact on which everyone...

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Steelmaking coal gets on a roll

As a market indicator, the most recent export figures from Prince Rupert Port Authority for B.C.’s metallurgical coal sector could not be more grim. Shipments of steelmaking coal through Ridley Terminals fell 100%, to zero in July, according to the port’s July 2016...

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Impact Recruitment Ranks No. 77 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

– PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – Vancouver, BC (September 20, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked Impact Recruitment No. 77 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s...

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Law firm Bull Housser Tupper merges with Norton Rose Fulbright

One of the world’s fastest-growing law firms will merge with Vancouver’s Bull Housser Tupper (BHT) in a move that will see BHT operate as Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). BHT is Vancouver’s sixth-largest law firm with 95 local lawyers, according to Business in Vancouver’s...

Impact’s Year-End Banger & Celebration

In celebration of another amazing year, Impact had a Tropical Luau themed year-end party held on our patio! Thank you to all our staff for all your hard work, and a warm welcome to all new staff that have joined us this year! It is because of all your efforts that we...

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Add lawyers to loan forgiveness program: bar association

Michael Welsh, who was appointed bar president on August 15, said rural citizens, including small-business owners in remote communities, are suffering due to increasing attrition within the legal profession. Welsh noted that many rural lawyers are baby boomers and...

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B.C. food sales top $13 billion

Sales of food grown in British Columbia rose by more than $700 million to reach $13 billion in 2015, an increase of over 7%. This was the second year in a row that food sales grew by $700 million and the first time sales have ever topped $13 billion, according to...

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Venezuela ordered to pay Vancouver miner $1.6 billion

Rusoro Mining Ltd (CVE:RML) stock more than doubled after the junior miner announced an international tribunal found in its favour in suit against the Venezuelan government over the South American nation's seizure of its gold projects. By the close of trading on...

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Vancouver fashion house Aritzia files for IPO on TSX

Fast-growing Vancouver women’s fashion retailer Aritzia LP filed to go public on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 17. The company itself will not receive any proceeds from the IPO but investors Berkshire Partners LLC and Aritzia founder and CEO Brian Hill will, by...

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B.C. continues to have lowest unemployment rate in Canada

British Columbia continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country with the jobless rate falling 0.3 percentage points to 5.6%, according to Statistics Canada data released August 5. Employment rose in the province by 12,000 in July, extending an upward...