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Alberta small businesses desperately seek rent relief

Alberta small businesses desperately seek rent relief

Retailers, hospitality providers and arts groups among those struggling to meet rent obligations, finds survey
Only bold, immediate action can keep economy from plunging off pandemic’s cliff

Only bold, immediate action can keep economy from plunging off pandemic’s cliff

It is time for big decisions from governments of all sizes and stripes in Canada. One week of workplace hemorrhaging from COVID-19 has punched a sinkhole into the economy, with a half-million Canadians into employment insurance.
Use caution in inferring COVID-19's impact on commercial real estate

Use caution in inferring COVID-19's impact on commercial real estate

Historically, pandemic outbreaks generate short-term market instability to move to stabilization in the following three to six months
Industrial evolution? Governments could ease stress on sector

Industrial evolution? Governments could ease stress on sector

Municipalities, the B.C. government and Ottawa could make industrial work space more accessible and affordable
Comment: Time for an ‘Innovation Land Reserve’ in the Lower Mainland?

Comment: Time for an ‘Innovation Land Reserve’ in the Lower Mainland?

Setting land aside for agricultural-industrial innovation is the hopeful vision of province’s food security task force
City of Vancouver wants input into cutting red tape in its building permit procedures

City of Vancouver wants input into cutting red tape in its building permit procedures

‘Regulation Redesign’ aims to simplify rules for city building
Coronavirus exposes fragile links of global economics

Coronavirus exposes fragile links of global economics

COVID-19 has spread quickly and swirled damage through our tightly entwined economy
B.C. Budget boosts affordable housing funding at expense of local government

B.C. Budget boosts affordable housing funding at expense of local government

Diving into the numbers of last week’s parsimonious budget reveals spending is greatly reduced, borne largely by cuts to municipal funding
Times they are a-changin’ for retail property investors

Times they are a-changin’ for retail property investors

Retail property owners exposed to new risks from additional taxes and regulations must protect themselves within the wording of their leases
Collaboration essential to resolving B.C. housing crisis

Collaboration essential to resolving B.C. housing crisis

Narrative of development industry as antagonist is a "massive hindrance to generating solutions," says developer