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Mild Winter boon, blight to regional economy – Ottawa Citzen Thursday January 4th, 2007 January 4, 2007

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic, Natural.
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See how the warm weather fits both the natural and economic  parts of the environment? Read about who the winners and losers are when the temperature rises. We will be heading towards Winterlude soon, next month which is huge for hotels and restaurant with millions of dollars added to local economy.

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Travelling to the United States by Air? – Ottawa Citizen, December 28th, 2006 December 30, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic, Human, Political.
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This is not a story, rather it is a government announcement, which states that as of Janury 23rd, 2006, anyone entering the U.S. by air will need a valid passport. If you don’t know what the WHTI is by now, google it and find out. The impact is huge and just look at the categories it falls into.

The flip side to this story is that US travellers going back to the US from Canada, will also need passports.

Job, Housing Market remains hot – Ottawa Citzen December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic, Political.
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This story ties together the booming Ottawa housing market and the job market, both good signs for the economy and indirectly our industry.

An umistakable upturn January 29, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic.
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After a four year sag, the job market for technology and communications workers definately is improving. Read this Citizen article to find out how.

Western boom will fuel interest rate rise January 29, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic.
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The growth in the economy in Alberta and B.C. will afftect interst rates and change spending….

The New Economy January 20, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic.
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Looking for economic news? The Ottawa Citizen published a great story yesterday about Canada’s economy.  You can read it in the resource centre, or online at www.ottawacitizen.com