Focus on ending money laundering in B.C., Trudeau tells new minister

Focus on ending money laundering in B.C., Trudeau tells new minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked newly appointed minister Bill Blair with curbing money laundering in British Columbia and other provinces as part of the federal government’s fight against organized crime. “As Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, your goals are to ensure that our borders remain secure and to lead cross-government efforts […]

SUMMER REAL ESTATE PRICES STILL SIZZLING

SUMMER REAL ESTATE PRICES STILL SIZZLING

A cooling market hasn’t been enough to slow the rise in real estate prices across Vancouver Island. On the mainland, July’s residential housing sales in Metro Vancouver reached their lowest levels for that month since 2000, as fewer buyers are keeping prices in check. But on Vancouver Island, statistics recently released by the Vancouver Island Real […]

Opinion: Should B.C. follow New Zealand’s foreign buyer ban?

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is fulfilling her early promise to tackle the country’s soaring property prices. Ardern – who seems to be taking over from Justin Trudeau as the global media’s latest, youngest, hippest nation leader du jour – promised last fall after her election that non-resident buyers would not be permitted to purchase existing […]

Many activities in Nanaimo for bathtub weekend

  Traffic was shut down and there was an energy in the air as hip-hop dancers set the mood on Nanaimo’s Commercial Street on Friday. Nanaimo’s holding the 52nd annual championship bathtub race and family-friendly activities are happening in Nanaimo’s downtown throughout the weekend. “Starting at 9:30 Saturday. Free fun activity right through to four […]