BC’s Transition into a Lower-Carbon Economy

BC’s Transition into a Lower-Carbon Economy

Vancouver is starting this year off with an intended change for a greener planet. A conference called Resources for Future Generations (RFG 2018) will take place from June 16th to the 21st. This international conference is the first of its kind dedicated to the availability of resources needed to sustain future generations. The focus of the conference will be on energy, minerals, water, the Earth, resources and society. It will be hosted read more...

Canadian Government introduces a $40 Billion dollar 10-year plan for a National Housing Strategy

Canadian Government introduces a $40 Billion dollar 10-year plan for a National Housing Strategy

The Canadian Federal Government is finally addressing our home affordability crisis. On November 22nd, they introduced a $40 Billion dollar 10-year plan for a National Housing Strategy. This plan will provide that needed change by creating 100,000 new housing units and repairing 300,000 buildings and homes. The goal of this plan is to reduce homelessness by 50% and give a helping hand to Canadians in read more...

Development and Renovation Costs Rise Due to Shortage of Workers

Development and Renovation Costs Rise Due to Shortage of Workers

Vancouver’s residential housing sector is taking a hit with labor shortages; construction companies struggle to find qualified laborers to complete the high demand of work. Last year, Metro Vancouver built around 30,000 homes and according to BC Construction Association there was a shortage of 14,200 workers. This shortage of labor is decelerating the building process and increasing the prices on these new residential homes. The read more...

Engineering shortage demands higher education

Engineering shortage demands higher education

As construction continues to boom in BC the province is seeing a shortage of qualified engineers. The Canadian Council of Chief Executives released a survey that revealed a shortage of skilled workers and engineers were at the top of the list being the “most difficult to find and retain”. Dalhousie University in response to this shortfall, has heard this need and is revamping their architecture read more...

The Influence #Votemining had on the Recent Provincial Election

The Influence #Votemining had on the Recent Provincial Election

#Votemining was an initiative launched before this recent election to prompt the provincial political parties of BC to take a stance on mining and bring social awareness to the important impact mining has on our economy and the crucial need for mineral exploration. Three corporations formed vote mining: the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), the Mining Association of BC (MABC) and the Mining Suppliers Association read more...

Vancouver Condo’s Haven’t Reached their Price Limit as Labor Demand Rises

Vancouver Condo’s Haven’t Reached their Price Limit as Labor Demand Rises

The continual rise of condo prices in Vancouver have questioned the inevitable tipping point of the market. As the global economy continues to stabilize, Vancouver’s economy follows suite. The initial boom of 2015 has settled down but real estate prices continue to rise. The Condo market is the hottest sector in the Vancouver real estate industry currently and experts say that there is no sign read more...