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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...

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Higher prices drive major cash flow gains for Canada’s gold miners

The return of the gold bull market in 2016 is driving massive cash generation for Canada’s largest miners of the metal. The biggest producers reported second quarter results on Wednesday night. And while the results were mixed compared to analyst expectations, the...

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Industry critical of new B.C. tax on foreigners buying homes

Industry reaction to the B.C. government’s plan to tax foreign investors an extra 15% when buying residential real estate in Metro Vancouver has been swift and critical. The government announced July 25 that foreigners who buy B.C. homes will have to pay the new tax,...

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5 things to know about the new Canada Child Benefit

  The Liberals promised during last fall's federal election that nine in 10 Canadian families would be better off once their new child benefit package rolls out. Significantly better — to the tune of $2,300 annually, on average, according to the finance...

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Supreme Court sets new deadlines for completing trials

The Supreme Court of Canada has set new rules for an accused's right to be tried within a reasonable time frame, in a decision that criticizes the country's legal system for a "culture of complacency" when it comes to delays in criminal trials. Superior Court cases...

Real Impact Tough Mudders!

Congratulations to our amazing team on successfully tackling the 2016 Tough Mudder Half Whistler, held at the Whistler Olympic Park! The Impact team had a...

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Vancouver opens long-awaited immigrant support centre

“The very first thing that I personally struggled with was that I didn’t know anyone here. No relatives, no friends, basically no one to have connection with,” said Zahra Samimi, an Afghan refugee who immigrated to Canada in 2013. Immigrant Services Society of British...