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Underground power (July 2009): Scores of home-based businesses allowed Nelson to escape recession unscathed Nanaimo bucks headwinds (June 2009): Harbour city benefits from migrstion, real estate revival and multimillion-dollar public projects Back to

Underground power (July 2009):
Scores of home-based businesses allowed Nelson to escape recession unscathed

Nanaimo bucks headwinds (June 2009):
Harbour city benefits from migrstion, real estate revival and multimillion-dollar public projects

Back to basics (May 2009):
Kelowna and Vernon developers hope lower prices will reboot a "paralyzed" market

Victoria developers eye the long-term (April 2009):
Apparently recession-proof Capital Region continues speculative construction as population swells

All in the timing (March 2009):
If you believe in the long-term horizon of northwest B.C., Terrace is where to be

North Vancouver City (January 2009):
Premier waterfront project expected to restart this month after three-month delay

Crunch time in the Kootenays (December 2008):
Acquisitions, financing woes change investor landscape in resort-dependent towns

Toll free to Kamloops (November 2008):
Lifting tolls on the Coquihalla Highway accelerates truck traffic and trade through B.C.'s central city

Investors recruited (October 2008):
Tumbler Ridge, thriving with the return of coal, needs more housing and rertailers

High flyers (August 2008):
Abbotsford and Mission are emerging as new industrial centres of the Lower Mainland

Port Alberni changes gears (July 2008):
Landmark tax concessions gave local pulp mill an edge and saved hundreds of jobs

Oh, Osoyoos (June 2008):
As a hotspot for B.C and Alberta boomers, the South Okanagan juggles rapid growth and land shortage

Non-stop Okanagan (May 2008):
Kelowna airport expansion symbolic of the high-flying future for recreational real estate in central Okanagan

Smarter sister (April 2008):
Victoria could take lessons in development from its sassy sister municipality of Langford

Speculators bet on northern ports (March 2008):
Potential of Prince Rupert, Kitimat hinges on servicing new container ports and pipelines

Whistler's faster track (February 2008):
Olympic host resort sees real estate sales climbing, cash registers ringing as 2010 venues open

Royal ascent (January 2008):
New Westminster has a whole new plan and a lot of fans as it continues a major makeover

Heat is on (December 2007):
South Okanagan real estate sales continue to shatter records as retirees and investors flood in

Feeding frenzy (November 2007):
Investors, developers and homebuyers rush into Surrey as it hits the fast track to become B.C.'s largest city

Golden opportunity (October 2007):
"Amazing" new Park Bridge puts strategic East Kootenay towns on the real estate fast track

Cariboo: beyond the boom (June 2007):
As mining fires up, future is clouded by pine beetle devastation of the northern forestry industry

Hitting the wall (April 2007):
Victoria's Class A office space plunges to zero per cent as industrial space vanishes across the capital region

Island anchors (February 2007):
Nanaimo and Campbell River form foundation of mid-Vancouver Island realty markets

Valley of promise (December 2006):
Steady stream of Alberta investors see Comox Valley as prime recreaion destination

Blooming city (November 2006):
Prince George wins national award for beauty but is known for its industrial potential

West Kootenays (October 2006):
Region emerging as go-to destination for golf, skiing – but also for jobs and low-cost homes

Condo crazy (September 2006):
Five years in, downtown Vancouver's spectacular housing run is showing signs of fatigue

Wowing in Whalley (August 2006):
Surrey has last laugh as its downtown core sttracts world-class tenants and developers

Ucluelet new 'go to' destination (June 2006):
Blue-collar town attracts high-end resorts

Kelowna a go go (May 2006):
Key Okanagan city underscores B.C.'s hottest business and recreational real estate centre

Victoria's secret (April 2006):
Greed for condominiums is creating a black hole for new business in the capital city

Manning the Fort (March 2006):
Labour and housing shortage increase pressure on Fort St. John's unprecendented building boom

Championship play (November 2005):
Kamloops has captured the attention of developers, investors as work begins on giant resort projects

Chilliwack a knockout (October 2005):
Films, manufacturers, call centres and home buyers join rush to Valley growth centre

Blooming in the Valley (September 2005):
An unprecedented residential and retail building boom now defines White Rock and South Surrey

"More golf courses than stop lights" (August 2005):
Developers see Kimberley emerging as top all-season resort destination in the Kootenays

Catching the Wave (June 2005):
Developers are lined up as Tofino and Ucluelet become the hottest resort zones on the West Coast

Sunny south Okanagan (April 2005):
Canada's best sunbelt is attracting high-end developments and high-powered real estate investors

Assessing the Northwest (March 2005):
As Kitimat real estate prices tumble, the town wrestles Prince Rupert for two major resource projects

Heart of the Sea to Sky (February 2005):
Squamish takes full advantage of its pivotal position on the road to the 2010 Winter Olympics

The new Nanaimo (January 2005):
Residents greenlight plan that reclaims waterfront and could make the Island city a commuter destination

The lure of waterfront (December 2004):
Richmond and South Delta poised to benefit from RAV line, Olympics and waterfront mania

Innovation drives North Okanagan (November 2004):
Vernon sets the pace as investors and tourists discover the fast-tracking mainline of B.C.'s interior

Capital expansion (October 2004):
Victoria enters a long ramp-up in development from the Inner Harbour to the Western Shore

Start spreading the news (September 2004):
Surrey's downtown will be the biggest in B.C. in 20 years and the strut is already showing

Yellowknife on the edge (July 2004):
Government town or go-to resource centre; the next few years will decide future of NWT capital

Kamloops plays catch up (April 2004):
Residential and resort investments the big news as Kamloops turnaround draws believers

Prince George back on track (March 2004):
Three years ago it was losing jobs and people, but this northern hub is now on the rebound

The road to gold (February 2004):
Fast track to the 2010 Olympics pumps fresh life into dark horses along the Sea to Sky Highway

The wild West Coast (January 2004):
Ucluelet and Tofino are transforming from remote coastal villages to star-drawing all-season resorts