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Canadian home sales activity strengthens in July

Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from June to July 2018. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 1.3% from July 2017. The number of newly listed homes edged... View More >
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Data Related to Nearby Schools Added to Listings on REALTOR.ca

Ottawa, ON August 1st, 2018 – Canadian parents have always asked their REALTORS® about nearby schools when considering a new home and starting today they’ll be able to access school catchment information when looking at property listings on REALTOR.ca, Canada’s #1 real-estate website. New school catchment information on REALTOR.ca will rollout nationally in phases, with... View More >
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Canadian home sales activity improves in June

Ottawa, ON, July 16, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from May to June 2018. Highlights: National home sales rose 4.1% from May to June. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 10.7% from June 2017. The number of newly listed homes eased... View More >
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Northern Lights Estate Winery took gold, silver and bronze as B.C.

Northern Lights Estate Winery took gold, silver and bronze as B.C. dominated the fruit wine sector of the All Canadian Wine Championships. From the 46 medals offered in the fruit wine category, 23 were awarded to British Columbia wineries with Ontario coming in second with 10 medals. Rest of the story here is link: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/winery-takes-home-medals-1.23355655...
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Canadian home sales at five-year low in May

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were little changed from April to May 2018. Highlights: National home sales edged down 0.1% from April to May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 16.2% from May 2017. The number of newly listed... View More >
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New design for new hotel – Marriott Courtyard

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HATS OFF!! to all those involved in the design and development of the new Marriott Courtyard Hotel here in Prince George BC. I had a tour of the property this morning and this is a first class hotel!! Its the first Gen 6 design in Canada. Big congrats. They have a awesome gym with salt water pool and loads of underground parking.

 

Prince George’s accommodation industry is a great example…

Here's why business people are awesome - they're the most optimistic people you can meet. Period. Yeah, they worry and even complain about tough things are, about the barriers in their way and how they're underappreciated but their actions speak way louder than their words. Just follow the money. Whether it's generous donations to their favourite local charities,...
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3-day classic rock fest is coming to Prince George

Classic rock fans had best strap in. The mostly-Canadian lineup will feature Prism, Headpins, Honeymoon Suite, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Toronto, Little River Band, Kim Mitchell, Harlequin, Platinum Blonde, 54-40, and Randy Bachman. Pacific Western Brewing, in partnership with CN Centre and RG concerts, is expanding its popular yearly concert to become a full three-day festival...
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Canadian home sales fall in April

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell from March to April 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.9% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 13.9% from April 2017. The number of newly listed homes declined 4.8%... View More >
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THE REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE OF BC REAL BC is a grassroots coalition of BC real estate professionals & consumers.

https://therealbc.ca REAL BC is a grassroots alliance of BC real estate professionals that was formed to advocate on behalf of real estate practitioners, consumers and the communities in which they live. Our members live, work and contribute to communities throughout BC. We intend to ensure that our collective...
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UNBC Wood Innovation Research Lab is now open

The UNBC Wood Innovation Research Laboratory, a modern facility geared to building tall, large-scale wood structures, officially opened on Tuesday afternoon, with an announcement of additional funding for equipment by the provincial and federal governments. The new research lab will complement UNBC's Wood Innovation and Design Centre next door at George St. and 5th Ave., and...
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Canadian home sales improve slightly in March

Ottawa, ON, April 13, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher from February to March 2018. Highlights: National home sales inched up 1.3% from February to March. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 22.7% from last year’s all-time March record. The number of... View More >
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Prince George becoming home

City’s international students look to stay after graduation

Prince George is seeing a significant increase in international students who are choosing to remain in the city after graduation. The number of students who have remained and are working in the city after graduation jumped more than 70 per cent in two years, rising from 75...
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Canadian home sales fall further in February

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined further in February 2018. Highlights: National home sales declined by 6.5% from January to February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 16.9% year-over-year (y-o-y) in February. The number of newly listed homes recovered... View More >
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Canada – European Economic and Trade Agreement Forum coming to Prince George

The City of Prince George , in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, is pleased to host the European Union Export Business Forum featuring presentations on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and market opportunities in the European Union. Full info https://calendar.princegeorge.ca/default/Detail/2018-03-05-0830-Canada-European-Economic-and-Trade-Agreement-CETA-...
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Canadian home sales drop in January

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell sharply in January 2018. Highlights: National home sales declined by 14.5% from December 2017 to January 2018. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 2.4% year-over-year (y-o-y) in January. The number of newly listed... View More >
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Prince George gains new civil engineering programs

As part of a barrage of government funding announcements for tech-related programs throughout B.C., the University of Northern B.C. and the College of New Caledonia will collectively receive $650,000 in startup funds to bolster their engineering programs. Full article - http://www.timescolonist.com/news/b-c/prince-george-gains-new-civil-engineering-programs-1.23146820 UNBC JDC West Photo credit UNBC JDC West...
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Canadian home sales surge in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), show national home sales continued to climb in December 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 4.5% from November to December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 4.1% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes climbed 3.3% from... View More >
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Canadian home sales post solid gain in November

Ottawa, ON, December 14, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales rose strongly in November 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 3.9% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 2.6% from November 2016. The number of newly listed homes climbed 3.5%... View More >
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CREA Updates National Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, December 14, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Housing market trends continue to diverge considerably among regions along four general themes: British Columbia; the Greater... View More >
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53 key Canadian cities, is expected to increase 4.9 per cent by the end of 2018

  •  Impact of new stress test expected to be contained to first half of 2018 for most major markets
  • Still risk of high price appreciation in Greater Toronto Area and Greater Vancouver as chance of market correction fades
  • Compounding policies could have unintended consequences for struggling housing markets
Full read: https://www.royallepage.ca/realestate/news/new-osfi-stress-test-set-to-limit-national-home-price-appreciation-in-2018/#.WjF1aEqnGUl Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast  more

Canadian home sales edge up again in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a modest monthly increase in October but remain below levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: National home sales rose 0.9% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 4.3% below last... View More >
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The Canadian Real Estate Association names Michael Bourque as new Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON (October 27, 2017) – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today announced that Michael Bourque has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective later this year. “On behalf of CREA’s Board of Directors, we are delighted Michael accepted the role of CEO,” said Andrew Peck, CREA President. “The real estate profession... View More >
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MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN PRINCE GEORGE OWNING HOMES THAN REST OF CANADA: 2016 CENSUS

Courtesy of MyPrinceGeorgeNow.com Prince George ranked very well during the 2016 Census housing numbers according to Stats Canada. One of the biggest surprises was a number of millennials who own homes says analyst Jeff Randle. “The homeownership rate among 15 to 24-year-olds in Prince George is about 23.6%, this is above the national average which is just under...
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Canadian home sales edge up again in September

Ottawa, ON, October 13, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales in September rose modestly from the previous month but remained down from levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: National home sales rose 2.1% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 11%... View More >
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A new breast imaging clinic is now open at University Hospital of Northern B.C.

A new breast imaging clinic is now open at University Hospital of Northern B.C. With the help of "state-of-the-art" equipment, the clinic will allow women to get screening mammograms and, if required, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds in one location... http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/new-breast-imaging-clinic-open-at-hospital-1.23050954...
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#BCGO Tour Brings Business Opportunities to Local Tech Innovators in Prince George

More than 60 local innovators, eight presenting companies attend #BCGO kick-off event

PRINCE GEORGE, BCSept. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The BC Innovation Council, a Crown agency of the Province, is promoting regional innovation across British Columbia through the BC Growth Opportunities Tour (#BCGO), which kicked off this morning in Prince George. The tour aims to grow regional economies across the province by connecting companies with business challenges to local innovators.

#BCGO Fall 2017 is looking to build off the success of the inaugural tour, which took place earlier this year. Since February, over 600 connections have been made, six cross-sector deals have closed, and over 30 deals are currently under discussion.

"#BCGO is helping connect large established companies, like Prince George-based TimberTracks, with local innovators to collaborate and bring new ideas to market," said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. "These partnerships have the potential to grow B.C.'s regional economies, create new jobs, bolster our innovation sector and further drive B.C.'s overall economy."

#BCGO Prince George featured eight presenting companies, which included FortisBC, Rio Tinto, and Prince George-based TimberTracks, who presented a need for real-time analytics and dynamic value-added reporting to enhance customer and industry value proposition.

"#BCGO is all about facilitating introductions between companies looking for B.C. tech solutions and business leaders across the province," said Carl Anderson, President & CEO of the BC Innovation Council. "By connecting real, market-drive challenges with local tech innovation, we're accelerating business growth in communities all throughout British Columbia."

Prince George has an emerging tech sector, with over 80 tech firms that employ nearly 1,000 people. The Prince George tech industry is buoyed by a thriving bioenergy sector, a local tech accelerator in Innovation Central Society (ICS), and two post-secondary institutions with tech-focused programming.

#BCGO Fall 2017 is off to an exciting start and will continue next week in Nelson for the second stop on the tour.  For more information about the remaining #BCGO events, click here.

September 29th – Nelson
October 13th – Victoria
October 20th – Surrey
October 27th – Kelowna
November 3rd – Kamloops

About BC Innovation Council (www.bcic.ca)

BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a crown agency of the Province of British Columbia, encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. BCIC accelerates technology commercialization by supporting start-ups and developing entrepreneurs. With its partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue, and economic development in BC.

SOURCE BC Innovation Council

Canadian home sales edge up in August

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.3% from July to August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 9.9% below last August’s level. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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CREA Lowers National Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Housing market trends continue to diverge considerably among regions along four general themes: British Columbia; the Greater... View More >
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Canadian home sales fall further in July

Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined further in July 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.1% from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in July stood 11.9% below last July’s level. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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Canadian home sales drop again in June

Ottawa, ON, July 17, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales cooled further in June 2017. Highlights: National home sales dropped 6.7% from May to June. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in June stood 11.4% below last June’s level. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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Canadian home sales drop sharply in May

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017. Highlights: National home sales dropped 6.2% from April to May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in May stood 1.6% below last May’s level. The number of newly... View More >
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CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Housing market trends continue to diverge considerably among regions along four general themes: British Columbia, the Greater... View More >
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Canadian home sales drop in April

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined in April 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 1.7% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in April was down 7.5% from a year earlier. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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Market Housing Affordability

A home is an important part of the enviable quality of life many British Columbians seek. REALTORS® hear this every day from their clients all around the province.

On this website, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) offers several suggestions to match housing supply with demand and to improve the ability of residents to...
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Laura-Leah Shaw, REALTOR® from Vancouver, selected for national award celebrating wide range of philanthropic work

OTTAWA, March 27, 2017 – The Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has named Laura-Leah Shaw, of Vancouver, British Columbia, the recipient of its national award – the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2017 Proudly Presented by REM. Shaw, of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside, was selected because of the multitude of charities and activist organizations she actively supports.... View More >
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BC Real Estate Assoc – Market Update March 2017

Canadian home sales climb in February

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in February 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 5.2% from January to February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in February was down 2.6% from a year earlier. The... View More >
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CREA Updates and Extends Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Canadian housing market trends continue to display considerable regional divergence. In British Columbia, activity in the Lower... View More >
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Canadian home sales edge down from December to January

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down slightly in January 2017 on a month-over-month basis. Highlights: National home sales declined 1.3% from December 2016 to January 2017. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in January was up 1.9% from a... View More >
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2016 was a good year for growth downtown

2016 was a year of economic growth for Prince George. There were increases in everything from the number of building permits and the value of private sector investment, to the number of downtown businesses that improved their facades. And the best news? Continued growth is expected in 2017!.... Click link below to the video.

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Growth in PG in 2016

2016 was a year of economic growth for Prince George. There were increases in everything from the number of building permits and the value of private sector investment, to the number of downtown businesses that improved their facades. And the best news? Continued growth is expected in 2017!.... Click link below to the video....

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Canadian home sales cool in November

Ottawa, ON, December 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down on a month-over-month basis in November 2016. Highlights: National home sales fell 5.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity remained 1.6% above levels in November 2015. The number of... View More >
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Canadian home sales rise in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in October 2016. Highlights: National home sales rose 2.4% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 2.0% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October 2016. The number... View More >
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