Thursday, August 23, 2012

CN Rail success in Prince George


I was talking to a client that works for CN Rail here in Prince George and he mentioned the success of CN. The Intermodal container traffic has double since January's of this year and coal trains have tripled.

Companies that are using the container route through Pr.Rupert to Prince George to Edmonton to Chicago return shaves off 3 full days per container vs other routes. That's sounds like allot of savings.

Ain't it great.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MLS® Sales (YTD) update for Prince George BC - 2011 vs 2012

Just a quick fyi... Sales total combined for in & out of city limits.
Sales to date (Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 22, 2012) this year is 805
Sales in 2011 (Jan 1, 2011 to Aug 22, 2011) was 810
The difference is this year allot of sales prior to summer and last year it was spread out more evenly.


Best regards

Dean Birks

Top Office Producer 2011

Top MLS® Producer - Prince George 2011

Royal LePage Prince George
Phone/Text (Direct): 250-612-1709


Oh, by the way. I'm never too busy for your referrals!

Friday, August 10, 2012

BCREA Economics Now

See below the report I just received on the growth of FULL time jobs in BC.

Best regards

Dean Birks



Canadian Employment - August 10, 2012

The Canadian economy shed 30,000 jobs in July, following two straight months of flat payrolls.  The decline in employment was entirely due to large losses of part-time employment while full-time jobs actually rose by 21,300.  The Canadian unemployment rate ticked higher by 0.1 point to 7.3 per cent.

BC employment fell by 15,000 in July, pushing the provincial unemployment rate to 7 per cent. BC saw nearly 10,000 new full-time jobs added in July, while part-time employment  fell 24,100.

Overall, today's labour force survey numbers are not nearly as bad as the headline. Full-time employment continues to post solid growth in BC, averaging nearly 5,000 full-time jobs per month, the strongest full-time job growth since 2005.  While month-to-month employment will continue to be volatile, we expect BC employment to grow 2 per cent this year.

For more information, please contact:
Cameron Muir Brendon Ogmundson Chief Economist Economist Direct: 604.742.2780 Direct: 604.742.2796 Mobile: 778.229.1884 Mobile: 604.505.6793 Email: Email:

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