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Empty storefront epidemic: taxes, red tape strangling entrepreneurs: Vancouver-businesses

"Certain neighborhoods that are getting new communities, new community plans, new zoning, are suddenly seeing 100 per cent increases on the property value."


Calgary capitalizes on cannabis in wake of oil and gas slump

Oil and gas used to be Alberta’s cornerstone industry, but people are finding new opportunities in the legal cannabis sector


Hicks on Biz: How do you say no to United Cycle’s Wilf Brooks?

Okay Wilf Brooks, you’re now “retired”.

You turned in your key to the vast United Cycle Sport (oops, now United Sport & Cycle) building.

The sale is complete. A fourth generation of Brooks descendants, your nephew and niece Jason Bots and Lisa Ross, are now 100% owners of the store that’s operated in Edmonton since 1928.

United Cycle is an anomaly: The independent sports store with one outlet on 103 Street south of Whyte has not only survived, but flourished.

At 110,000 square feet, the recently re-branded United Sport & Cycle is one of Canada’s biggest sports stores...


Belmont Market takes shape in Langford

The first phase of the $93-million Belmont Market is on track to open this fall at a former high school site in Langford.

Thrifty Foods’ new parking lot is completely paved, showing that the “on-site work is well underway,” said Trevor Lee, senior vice-president of western Canada for developer Crombie REIT...


Weekly Buzz: Retail development and housing starts

Western Canada's top commercial real estate stories, featuring coverage on retail developments, pricing and new home construction starts