After months of anticipation, on April 24 the U.S. levied duties on Canadian softwood lumber. Although such duties would normally only affect the prices for U.S. customers, as a result of the long lead up, softwood prices in Canada had been escalating for many months as U.S. companies stockpiled Canadian lumber, in turn driving up prices for lumber in Canada.
April 26, 2017
Budget 2017: CHBA's Overview
Budget 2017 has been described variously as a ‘stay the course’ and ‘status quo’ budget. The emerging consensus is the prospect of weak economic growth in Canada coupled with tremendous uncertainty about emerging tax and trade policies in the U.S. pushed the government to take a very prudent and limited approach to new policy initiatives and expenditures.
March 27, 2017
Taps Open Water Funds
“Water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment. The federal government is committed to engaging with our regional partners to make sure they have the support they need to build sustainable communities. I want to thank our mayors and MLAs for their efforts in moving these projects forward. By working in partnership we are helping to ensure the long-term health and prosperity of Kelowna-Lake Country residents for generations to come,” said Liberal MP Stephen Fuhr.
March 17, 2017
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