Opposition criticizes $1.5-million retention bonuses for Kinder Morgan execs

Opposition criticizes $1.5-million retention bonuses for Kinder Morgan execs
CALGARY — Opposition politicians hit the Liberal government with pointed questions Monday over news that two Kinder Morgan Canada executives will each be given $1.5-million bonuses to ensure they stay on as its Trans Mountain pipeline system is sold to the federal government. The retention bonuses for president Ian Anderson and David Safari, the vice-president overseeing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, are detailed in... Read More

Single homes in Metro Vancouver nudge mark where prices can fall: board

Single homes in Metro Vancouver nudge mark where prices can fall: board
VANCOUVER — Home sales across Metro Vancouver tumbled last month, when compared with May 2017 and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says that raises the potential of lower prices for some types of homes. The board says 2,833 properties sold in its region in May, a 35.1 per cent plunge from sales recorded in the same time last year, although May’s sales... Read More

System for enforcing legalized recreational marijuana remains hazy

System for enforcing legalized recreational marijuana remains hazy
VANCOUVER — Marijuana businesses are growing in size and scope as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with enforcing the rules. In Vancouver’s bustling downtown, sleek, modern posters with fashionable fonts and simple images are plastered on lamp posts. It’s not until you take a closer look that you spot the rolled joints... Read More

Greater Toronto Area home sales in May down 22.2 per cent from year ago

Greater Toronto Area home sales in May down 22.2 per cent from year ago
TORONTO — Prospective buyers are still hesitating to wade into the Greater Toronto Area housing market, pushing May home sales in the region down by 22.2 per cent compared with the same month last year, said the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). The board said Monday that while the number of sales was down year-over-year to 7,834 units, the annual rate of decline was... Read More