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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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Of Pipelines and Perceptions

If you want to push buttons right now, just mention pipelines!  There are more opinions that there are pipelines in Canada and all seem to be very polarized. On the West Coast the environment is the main issue.  The increase … Continue reading

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Positive vs. Negative

Every day we are bombarded by media, whether television, radio, or print, with negative events in the world, in our country, and in our communities.  For many of us that becomes the expected or the norm as we go about … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect!

July statistics showed record highs in average house prices in many regions.  Of note, Nanaimo is now at $410,000, Victoria $741,000 and Vancouver $1,500,000 for a single detached home. Gradually rising prices do not create the scenario that we are … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Thinking, It’s Up To Us

The election takes place and we all make our choices as to which candidate or party we want to represent us, then the next four years complaining that it is not going according to what they said and what we … Continue reading

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