Tag Archives: Economy

The Empty Position

Interesting walking around town and the malls seeing the help wanted signs in the windows.  It started as the summer season approached and now is becoming more prevalent as the businesses start the ascent to the Christmas season. The economy … Continue reading

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Will it Change?

The housing market certainly is not what it used to be.  I remember buying our first house for $19,700 with a mortgage payment of $330 per month and thinking, “How will we ever pay for this!”  Homes today certainly have … Continue reading

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Who are They Really?

This post departs a little from the norm in that it as a bit of a rant.  A magazine that I respect and read cover to cover religiously has just posted its annual ‘Top 100 Businesses in British Columbia” as … Continue reading

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Community

The annual Dragon Boat event took place in Nanaimo this past weekend.  The value of community really is evident by the sheer numbers involved in creating a successful event.  A volunteer board contributing hundreds of hours.  Save-On Foods sponsoring the … Continue reading

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Today’s Island Life

To say we live in interesting times hardly describes what is going on in our community, or for that matter, in our lives in general.  We live in a time of changing retail habits.  The online presence of many retailers … Continue reading

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A Hand Up

Small business is the backbone of British Columbia employing 1 million workers or 40% of the working population and accounts for 33% of the GDP.  By definition small business is a business of fewer than 50 employees.  In 2015, 79% … Continue reading

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How Much ??

Reading the real estate stats for our community and wondering the effect. Last year at this time the average selling price for a single-family home in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, was $356,000.  Today that figure is $444,000 and there are … Continue reading

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