Business

Statistics Canada reports retail sales edged down 0.1% in December

Economists had expected a contraction of 0.3 per cent for the month

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

Home show hits Pearkes this weekend

Victoria Early Spring Home Expo, Friday to Sunday

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Failing Payless to honour gift cards, store credit into March

The Topeka, Kansas, company, filed for bankruptcy protection this week

Crude-by-rail shipments set new record in December despite lower price discounts

Canada exported nearly 354,000 barrels per day of oil, up seven per cent from November

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada’s big banks

Central bank interest hikes have padded the banks’ net interest margins

Victoria hotel trashes Channing Tatum in favour of B.C.’s Ryan Reynolds

Tatum’s picture left in recycling bin, replaced with photo of Ryan Reynolds

Millennial Money: Make your funds move at the speed of life

A few tips for young adults when it comes to budgeting and financing

Prize winning Urban Bee Honey Farm generating a buzz

Urban Bee honoured at the Vancouver Island Business Awards

B.C. communities push back against climate change damages campaign

Activists copying California case that was tossed out of court

January home sales were weakest since 2015, average national price falls: CREA

CREA says the national average price for all types of residential properties sold in January was $455,000

Cineplex profit falls as theatre attendance declines

The Toronto-based entertainment company says the profit amounted to 43 cents per share

Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced opposition from some New York politicians

B.C.’s private power vision shows up as big charge to hydro bills

NDP tracks B.C. Liberal donations while long-term contracts signed

Snow a boon to some North Saanich businesses

Taxis, hotels and cafes report excellent trading

Energy sector helps boost stocks in Toronto, U.S. stock markets push higher

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.12 points at 15,671.22

Skilled worker shortage hangs over B.C. industrial growth

Construction, forest industry struggle to hold workforce

Snow causes problems for Valentine’s Day deliveries

Local florist can’t guarantee deliveries, recommends lovebirds shop in-person

Nearly $478,000 in B.C. exchange’s crypto-coins gone, court hears

A report from Ernst & Young says QuadrigaCX is unable to access funds in insolvency case