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Human Interest /  • March 25, 2019
Renters face challenges in 2019

Housing is expected to be a campaign issue in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election, with Ottawa promising earlier this year to make home-buying more affordable for millennials. To date, would-be homeowners have faced rising in...

Human Interest / Human Resources /  • March 20, 2019
Mind the gap

There is no doubt that a gender equity revolution is underway in Canada, with systemic abuses being challenged and addressed within economic sectors. The need for a continuous, firm push forward is nowhere more apparent then when me...

Economics /  • March 13, 2019
Skilled Canadian workers wanted

Last November, Canada’s Labour Force Survey reported an enviable number. The unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent, the lowest since 1976 when Statistics Canada began collecting comparable data. Good news, right? For many Canadian...

Finance / Risk Management /  • March 8, 2019
$200 makes for a pretty thin cushion

With rising interest rates making it more expensive to service variable-rate loans and mortgages, Canadians are getting worried. An Ipsos poll commissioned by MNP, an insolvency firm in Canada, has found that a growing number of Can...

Banking / Technology /  • March 7, 2019
Bankers backing digital revolution

The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is calling for the creation of a digital identification system utilizing such technologies as biometrics and blockchain. CBA’s chief executive, Neil Parmenter, says moving away from a paper-based,...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • March 7, 2019
Coast Capital Savings initiative helps the poor

Christina Wong, a Coast Capital Savings SFU Venture Connection client, is changing lives in Vancouver’s poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside (DTES) with her Employ to Empower (ETE) program, SFU Innovates reports. [caption id="attachment_...

Human Interest /  • January 11, 2019
Credit union escapes conflagration unscathed

Sierra Central Credit Union is one of the survivors of a fire that virtually razed the community of Paradise, Calif. this past November in the state’s worst fire in a century, reports the Credit Union Times. Sierra Central CEO John...

Human Interest /  • January 10, 2019
Cannabis isn’t making friends in real estate

The potent aroma of marijuana isn’t going to cut it when it comes to evoking that same homey feeling among prospective new owners as the time-honoured trick of baking cookies. That is the finding of real estate search site Zoocas...

Leadership /  • January 9, 2019
BlueShore Financial receives national accolade

BlueShore Financial Credit Union (42,000 members, $5.6 billion in assets) has been named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital, a cultural talent management and executive search firm. The na...

Banking /  • January 7, 2019
New app for First West members to send money

This past October, First West Credit Union (250,000 members, $11 billion in assets) rolled out SendGlobal, an international money transfer mobile application allowing members to send money around the world. First West and its regional divi...

January 4, 2019
Business owners young, female and motivated

A recent study of Canadian entrepreneurs shows an increasing number of business owners are young, well-educated women, BCBusiness reported. Based upon 809 interviews last September with small and medium business (SMB) owners, the stu...

Business / Technology /  • January 3, 2019
Cashing in your chips

In the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation starring Patrick Stewart as the fictional Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the USS Enterprise-D, 24th century technology advanced to embrace the use of isolinear optical chips as data storage devi...

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