The Port of Vancouver is the second largest importer of steel on the West Coast; workers unloaded nearly 713,000 metric tons of it last year alone. The port also moves about 10 percent of America wheat to international markets. Last year, nearly 2.6 million metric tons of wheat were exported from the Port of Vancouver..
That can only stoke the metabolism for so long. If you believe that eating less is the solution, you have to then drop the calorie input again. You can believe that to be the answer, and in the short term it works. If I were new and in the biz again, I would stop by as many of these brokerages as I can during peak hours (weekends typically) and see what kind of foot traffic you’re getting. My office was in downtown Baltimore surrounded by bars and restaurants, a farmers market and residential areas. Most of my business came from walk ins, something I would likely not get if I worked in a strip mall brokerage.
Daniel and I had a blow up when he misunderstood something that I had written in one of my blogs. He wrote me a strong email that I reacted to in kind by email. If he had read the blog or clicked on the link in the posting he would have seen I had great intentions.
Holiday based content and exploits. First, there’s content based on or around holidays. As a simple example, most online storefronts, like Overstock, have specific sections of their site dedicated to Christmas and holiday shopping in November and December.
Sin taxes are going up: You be paying more for both booze and cigarettes thanks to some small increases in the federal excise tax on alcohol and tobacco. The tax on beer, wine and liquor is going up immediately by two per cent that adds about a nickel to the cost of a case of 24 in Ontario but will rise with the cost of inflation each and every year. The excise duty on a carton of cigarettes jumps from $21.03 to $21.56.End of the bus tax credit: Budget 2017 ends the public transit tax credit that allowed commuters to claim a non refundable tax credit equal to 15 per cent of the cost of their bus or transit passes.Fertility treatments for gay couples:Budget 2017 clarifies for the medical expense tax credit so that same sex couples and single people can now claim a credit for expenses related to fertility treatments or the equivalent.New caregiver credit: As part of a push to streamline the tax system, Budget 2017 replaces the existing Caregiver Credit, the Dependant Credit and the Family Caregiver Tax Credit with what will now be called the Canada Caregiver Credit.Student loan overhaul: The Canada Student Loans is broadened and expanded.