B.C. retailers posted another blowout month in June, with sales rising for a fourth consecutive month. Sales surged 1.9% to a record $7.15 billion in June, compared with a countrywide increase of 0.1%
As apparel retailers in B.C. and across North America announced closures, Aritzia expanded and went public.
The face of business on the Semiahmoo Peninsula is changing, with the latest moves by two longtime local merchants: Black Bond Books and Potters. Last week, Potters officials closed the doors on its Ocean Park garden centre, effectively leaving the neighbourhood – the other South Surrey site, at 152 Street and 32 Avenue, was sold about a year ago. Now, its next-closest locations for residents here are on 48 Avenue at 192 Street, or in Newton, at 125 Street and 72 Avenue...
The controversial Metrotown Downtown Plan, approved unanimously by city council in late July, signals to developers and investors that Burnaby’s Metrotown is ripe for more large, mixed-use towers, more business and more people.
The legislative changes, which go into effect Oct. 1, outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and set out new rules around how vape shops can advertise and market their products.