Senior Business Writer, Faith and Reason Writer, and Columnist, Calgary Herald
Calgary Herald Senior Business Writer, Faith and Reason Writer, Neighbours columnist
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - International tax expert Roy Berg of Calgary has dubbed it the U.S. tax bomb. And for snowbirds, it's something they should be aware of as U.S. Congress looks at allowing Canadians to stay south of the border for a longer period of time. That could lead to serious tax consequences, said Berg.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Alberta's unemployment to job vacancies ratio went up in March, from 1.8 to 2.3, as the number of job vacancies fell faster than the number of unemployed people, said Statistics Canada. Despite the increase in Alberta's ratio, it remains among the lowest of all provinces, second only to Saskatchewan's 1.9 ratio, reported the federal agency on Tuesday.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Sixty per cent of Alberta employees with a workplace benefit plan, who have yet to experience the health-care system, expect their plan sponsor to provide a high level of support, according to the 16th annual edition of The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey. In Canada, that number was 61 per cent.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Health issues are the biggest retirement concern for Alberta's Baby Boomers, according to the RBC 4th Annual Retirement Myths and Realities Poll released on Tuesday. The survey, of those aged 50 to 59, said 68 per cent of people in the province ranked health as the top concern while 53 per cent expect finances and changes in retirement income to be a challenge.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Many smaller businesses in Alberta are having a tough time meeting the salary demands of workers, says ATB Financial. In its second quarter Business Beat Survey, the institution said the fact that Alberta workers earn the highest incomes in Canada is putting pressure on the province's small- and mid-sized business owners and operators.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - As a teenage girl Paige O'Neill enjoyed the back-to-school shopping experience with her mother. Never in a million years would she have thought at that time that she would one day be looking after one of the country's most popular and top-producing shopping centres.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Albertans are more likely than other Canadians to expect the domestic economy to improve over the next 12 months, says a new survey released on Monday. The first TD Investor Insights Index said 34 per cent of Albertans feel confident in economic improvement compared with 26 per cent of people nationally.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Brad Gaulin calls it the elephant in the room for a growing number of companies. It's the knowledge, expertise and plain know-how many of them are losing due to an increasing number of people retiring these days. That is combining with a very mobile younger workforce which has no qualms about changing location of employment.
calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - So much for the Centennial hangover. Many people thought this year would be a bit of a downer coming off huge record year as Calgarians and the people the world over celebrated the Calgary Stampede's 100th anniversary in 2012. Not so.
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