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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and 2012 Year End Financial Results

December 19th, 2012

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and 2012 Year End Financial Results

Record Summer Visits Result in Strong Fourth Quarter Financial Performance and Significant Increases in Full-year Earnings and Cash Flow

WHISTLER, BC, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX: WB) (the "Corporation") today reported financial results for the three ...

You Will Pay More for Utilities - Squamish

December 19th, 2012

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Dec. 12, 2012

Next year, more of your dollars are going to district coffers.

Squamish council voted to increase the residential waste fees by $25.

Residents will pay $145 from next year onwards, an addition of $25 on the existing utility fees.

The $25 is a two-part increase: There is the $10 fees increase for landfill tipping cost.

Then, there is the $15 for ...

Another Dollar Store Will Open in Downtown Squamish

December 19th, 2012

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Dec. 15, 2012

Another dollar store might be coming soon to Squamish.

Dollar Tree plans to open a location in downtown Squamish on Winnipeg Street, in the building adjacent to Sears Store.

The building was previously occupied by Home Hardware store and by a grocery store before that.

Calls and emails to Dollar Tree head office were not returned, but sources ...


December 19th, 2012


The B.C. First-Time New Home Buyers' Bonus is a new temporary measure designed to provide tax relief during the transition period back to the PST for families and individuals who are purchasing their first home and will assist the residential construction industry by encouraging purchases of newly constructed homes.

The bonus will be available in respect of purchases of newly const ...

Transition Provisions Relating to HST and GST/PST

December 19th, 2012

New Home Purchases


New Housing Transitional Rules


On February 17th, 2012 the Government announced the new housing transitional rules for returning to the PST. Below you will find information, and links to the Canada Revenue Agency's notice with the Q&As on these rules.

The housing transition rules help ensure when people buy a newly constructed home under the PST, whether built ...

Food Prices to Increase in 2013

December 16th, 2012

Price of beef is expected to rise by rise by six per cent.

Be prepared to pay more for groceries next year.

Grocery prices could rise as much as 3.5 per cent, according to the latest report by a University of Guelph team.

The biggest price increase is expected to be in the price of beef and pork, which are expected to rise 4.5 to 6.5 per cent.

The expected increase in beef prices is ...

Together, We Can Make a Difference

December 6th, 2012

Together, we can make a difference

New or "gently used" blankets, sleeping bags, warm coats, jeans, pants, sweaters, scarves, gloves, mitts and hats are among the items needed to help women, men and children in need

Read more:

Back in 1995, REALTORS, ...


December 5th, 2012

The best priced lot in Whistler is $445,000.  9501 Emerald Drive is priced well under the taxable assessed value of $581,000.  Build your dream home on this fabulous view lot with good sun exposure nicely situated in a well established residential neighbourhood - Emerald Estates. The Development Cost Charges have been paid and all services are available at the lot line.  No H.S.T.  Appr ...

Condo Reduced to $219,000!!

December 5th, 2012
I have just reduced this 965 sq ft 2.5 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome in the Winchester Complex in Pemberton to $219,000.  This is a great value and only 20 mins to Whistler!  It is now priced below the 2012 assessed value for tax purposes of $245,000.  Call or email to arrange a viewing.

9th Annual Mountain FM Whistler Christmas Breakfast

December 5th, 2012

9th Annual Mountain FM Whistler Christmas Breakfast

It’s the 9th Annual Mountain FM Whistler Christmas Breakfast at the Westin Resort & Spa! Thursday December 6th from 6:30 – 9 am
Please bring a new toy, non-perishable food item or cash donation for the local food banks in the Sea to Sky Corridor and in return receive a delicious breakfast and the fulfillment that comes from helping those i ...

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