Evidence continues to pile up confirming the socially destructive impact of the lack of affordable housing, inadequate transit and the resulting hollowing out of our city. "Greg Wilson is with the B.C. Branch of the Retail Council of Canada. For his members, the labour shortage is chronic for entry-level jobs. There is no doubt that housing affordability is a contributing factor. So, too, is public transit. When property values are highest and public transit leaves something to be desired, the problem of finding workers is the most difficult."
Business leaders are welcoming Alberta's decision to not decide yet whether recreational cannabis will be sold through private or government owned retail shops when it becomes legal next year.
The new location in Market Mall will create 130 jobs
Company plans to open store on Oct. 21 at Westshore Town Centre
The current Park Avenue location at the intersection known as “five corners” has been open since 2005, and operated by Sal Ferlaino since 2010. The franchise’s will be open until Oct. 28 and products are marked down for liquidation — anything left will be sent back to the company...
After a trial run of storefront retail in the Exchange District, Winnipeg candle company Coal and Canary is setting up shop at The Forks.
Saanich has taken a step toward banning plastic bags, a move being considered by several B.C. municipalities in an effort to reduce pollution in the ocean and waterways.