All posts tagged "Business"

  • low paying jobs
    Are Local People Giving Up On Their Job Search?

    According to statistics released Wednesday by Statscan, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the Abbotsford–Mission CMA dropped by 2.7% in February. Abbotsford-Mission was one of two of the four metropolitan areas in British Columbia with...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • Timber Report
    Input Invited On Fraser Timber Supply Review

    Release. Comments are being accepted until May 3, 2015, on a new discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Fraser Timber Supply Area. Feedback on the discussion paper will be...

    • Posted April 19, 2015
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    Abbotsford Building Permits Drop 2%

    Lower Mainland Building Permits Surge From VRCA. – The total dollar value of building permits issued by municipalities in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region jumped up 52% in February 2015, increasing to $630.9 million compared to $416.3 million...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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  • Liberals Trades Plans 20120930
    Housing Starts Up … Local Market Still Asleep

    Housing starts in Abbotsford-Mission  rose  by a dramatic 133 percent in March compared to  with a total of 28 structures started compared to only 22 in March of 2013. The house construction industry is still asleep in...

    • Posted April 12, 2015
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    8th Annual Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase

    The 8th Annual Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase will be held April 15, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre. Want to Attend the Show? Click here for your complimentary tickets....

    • Posted April 11, 2015
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  • Jobs
    Unemployment Rate Rises to 7%

    Again – Highest In Western Canada. While the national unemplyment rate remained unchanged at 6.8 percent and the economy created 29,000 part-time jobs, the local unemployment rate in the Abbotsford-Mission CMA rose, month-over-month from 6.8 percent in...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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  • real estate crash
    March Property Sales Climb

    From FVREB. – In March, sales on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) reached the highest they’ve been in nine years. The Board processed 1,857 sales, a 47 per cent increase compared to the...

    • Posted April 2, 2015
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    New FVREB Board Announced

    From the FVREB. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) elected its new Board of Directors for 2015/2016 at its Annual General Meeting held on February 25. Also at the event, the Board awarded Cloverdale REALTOR® and...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Manufacturing 1
    Manufacturing Sales Fall 1.7%

    Manufacturing sales fell 1.7% in January, led by a price-induced decline of 11.9% in sales of petroleum and coal products. Lower sales of machinery, chemicals and primary metals also contributed to the decline. Excluding petroleum and coal products, manufacturing...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Abbotsford Building Permit
    Abbotsford Building Permits Drop 35%

    From VRCA.  Abbotsford building permits declined 35% in January to $11.4 million. Non-residential building permits totalled $807 million for the month, down 69% from December, while residential permits dropped 29% to $10.6 million. Abbotsford led the decline...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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