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Mar 20
2019

Car recovered from southeastern B.C. river but two teens feared dead

NELSON, B.C. – A submerged vehicle has been pulled from a river in southeastern British Columbia but two young passengers are still missing, three days after the crash. RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry says the Volkswagen Beetle was recovered Tuesday from the Pend Oreille River near Trail after the small car, carrying four people, plunged into […]

Mar 20
2019

Compassion, not criticism, sells F&I products

F&I managers may shake their heads when customers opt out of protection products that have clear benefits, but customers’ resistance may result from bad experiences at dealerships in the past. To defy a system that they view is corrupt, some headstrong customers who end up needing a costly repair shoot themselves in the foot financially. […]

Mar 19
2019

Altus report latest marker forecasting lower B.C. housing starts

A new report from the research firm Altus Group reinforces expectations that B.C. housing construction, particularly in Metro Vancouver, will decline under the influences of mortgage stress tests, new tax measures and a slowing economy. The report, released Monday, estimates that housing starts in B.C. will fall to 37,475 units in 2019 and further to […]

Mar 19
2019

Should You Refinance Student Loans? This Woman Saved Thousands

When she started college, Sarah Ann Stanley didn’t know much about student loans. She was the first person in her family to get one. “You need the money,” she recalls, “so you take the loan.” It wasn’t until later that she got a real education about student loans: “When you’re done with school, then the […]

Mar 18
2019

Readers react to Automotive News’ feature on family car buying

Last week, Automotive News published a feature exploring the family economics of auto buying, about young adults who depend on assistance from their parents for auto purchases, insurance and repairs, as a result of burdensome college debts and depressed incomes. The online conversation in response to the article reminded us of the kinds of discussions […]