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McKenna on Impact of Pipeline to Saint John

‘Big win’ to come in form of refinery upgrades: McKenna Adam Huras Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna says “the big win” for New Brunswick isn’t the massive west-east pipeline megaproject proposed to traverse the province and reach Saint John, but instead the refinery upgrades that will follow. The deputy chairman of TD Bank says he has already pitched the ...

Scotiabank Says Economics and Spinoffs Compelling

CALGARY – The economics of TransCanada Corp.’s plan to send Alberta crude as far as Canada’s east coast are “compelling,” a Scotiabank commodities analyst says. Patricia Mohr said the proposal, which could send up to 850,000 barrels of oil a day along portions of TransCanada’s cross-country mainline natural gas system beginning in 2017, would open up valuable ...

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Home sales retreat in May 2010

Home sales retreat in May Residential activity reported through the MLS® System of the Saint John Real Estate Board was down in May 2010 from the elevated levels reported in the same month last year. According to statistics provided by the Board, home sales numbered 170 units in May 2010. This is a decline of 26 per cent from the second best May on record in 2009. ...

How to Make the Most of Your Winter Property

How do you bolster potential buyers on the merits of your listing’s exterior when there’s 4 feet of snow outside? Well, here are a few things that just might help. Make sure all seasonal decorations have been put away.  It’s time to remove the outdoor Christmas lights and Santa displays. Place a few frost resistant planters or urns outside.  Dress them up with ...

Councillor wants incentives to develop vacant lots

SAINT JOHN - City councillor Gary Sullivan wants the city to encourage developers to build housing and commercial properties on vacant land that is scattered throughout the city. The north end politician said he notices an array of empty lots when he drives from Millidgeville to the uptown - and he wants city hall to pay up to fix the problem. "We seem to have some momentum with new construction ...
Tags: Development

Urban places, green spaces

On Monday the Nature Trust of New Brunswick announced that, thanks to a joint effort from the government of New Brunswick along with a generous donation from John Irving, 27 hectares of green space in the Millidgeville area of Saint John is now designated as an official nature preserve, protecting it from future development and ensuring it will be a green space available for people in the area to use ...

Hiring outlook for New Brunswick optimistic

Employers in New Brunswick's three major cities have varying levels of optimism about the hiring climate they expect to see in the first quarter of 2010.       "We’re seeing signs of optimism that the recession is coming to an end, but we’ll know more when we see the second-quarter results. It’s positive news,’ says Manpower’s Mindy Stoltz. Saint ...

How to Organize Your Home Office for Success

Whether you use your home office to run a full-time business or just as a quiet place to catch up on work outside of your normal workplace; you should have it set up so that you are able to function efficiently and effectively.    Home office organization is something we don't think much about until it's too late. You need a home office, so you create one. And over time, things stack ...

Real Estate Agent Duties: What to Expect from Your Agent

Buying or selling real estate is a complex and lengthy process. It is therefore wise to enlist the help of a real estate agent. A real estate agent can provide many useful services and work with you in different ways. Very few consumers are familiar with the duties and responsibilities of their real estate agent or broker. As a result, a number of problems can arise during the various steps of a real ...
Tags: Real Estate