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Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations in Whistler

December 19th, 2014
Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations in Whistler

Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy a white Christmas and New Year’s Eve with twinkling lights, a snow covered Village and a calendar full of holiday events and special activities to entertain all the family:

  • Ski and snowboard with both mountains open over Christmas and New Year
  • A host of special events to get into the spirit of the se ...

Canadian Inflation - December 19, 2014

December 19th, 2014

Canadian Inflation - December 19, 2014

Canadian inflation ticked 0.4 points lower to 2 per cent in the 12 months to November as falling energy prices slowed the increase in aggregate consumer prices.  In particular, gas prices fell 5.9 per cent year-over-year and 7.5 per cent from October, their fifth consecutive monthly decline. The Bank of Canada's core measure of inflation, which excludes ...

Vacancy Rate Plummets in Vancouver and other areas of Lower Mainland

December 17th, 2014

Vacancy rate plummets in Vancouver and other areas of Lower Mainland

by Charlie Smith on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:36 am

Vancouver's antidensification zealots and suburban mayors still outlawing secondary suites and laneway houses might want to pay attention to the latest news release from Canada Mortgage and Ho ...

New Squamish Businesses Let People Work Where They Live

December 17th, 2014
New Squamish Businesses Let People Work Where They Live
 
New Squamish businesses let people work where they live
 














Squamish, nestled below Diamond Head.

Photograph by: Mark Van Manen , PNG

Squamish’s new mayor is happy people are discovering her town as a viable bedroom community for those commuting to jobs in Vancouver, but she says she would love to see more of those bright young professionals sticking aroun ...

Another Record Breaking Year for sothebysrealty.ca!

December 17th, 2014

Another Record-Breaking Year
for sothebysrealty.ca!

sothebysrealty.ca : Introducing a New Look for Fall

2014 resulted in record-breaking statistics for sothebysrealty.ca:

  • 11.4+ million pageviews (vs. 9.3 million in 2013)
  • 2.8+ million visits (vs. 2 million in 2013)
  • 1.7+ million unique (individual) visitors (vs. 1.2 million in 2013)
  • 4+ average minutes spent on the site
  • 4+ average pages viewed per session
  • ...

Squamish; Blooming As a Bedroom Community

December 15th, 2014

'People have finally figured it out': Squamish blooming as bedroom community

SQUAMISH — You may have always thought of it as just a pit stop for gas and french fries on the way to Whistler, a town of sawmill workers with a bit of a rough reputation.

But as young professionals flock to town, drawn by more affordable housing and an active, outdoorsy lifestyle, ...

What To Do When the Weather Doesn't Co-Operate at Whistler

December 12th, 2014

What to do when the weather doesn't co-operate at Whistler

  By Steven Threndyle December 10, 2014

There's no getting around it: Sometimes it’s raining out there, even in Whistler. They even needed to shut the mountain down Tuesday due to inclement weather.

The Village, however, is still a thriving hub of activity. Take a look next time as you stroll through — those covered walkways and ...

Housing Market Ends Year in Balanced Conditions

December 12th, 2014

thumb   Housing Market Ends Year in Balanced Conditions

Vancouver, BC – December 12, 2014. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)
reports that a total of 5,972 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service®
(MLS®) in November, up 8.8 per cent from November 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $3.4
illion, an increase of 12.1 per cent compared to a year ago. The a ...

B.C. Ski Resorts Ready for Chinese Tourism Boom

December 4th, 2014
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Read enough figures out of China about the economic behemoth's light-speed growth, and you're bound to feel a little overwhelmed.

Here's another mind-boggling stat to mull over: Research firm CLSA predicts that, by 2020, the number of annual outbound Chinese tourists cou ...

An insider’s guide to Whistler Goes Family Style

December 4th, 2014
An insider&#8217;s guide to Whistler Goes Family Style
 

The two-week Christmas holiday break is the busiest time of the year.

Photograph by: Courtesy , Tourism Whistler

The two-week Christmas holiday break is the busiest time of the year, regardless of which B.C. resort you visit. And not everyone who vacations in Whistler is a whiskered hipster in Oakley goggles and K2 fat skis. It’s a time when there are lots of fa ...

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