Finances

Cecil Baldry-White, Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Island’s Alitis Investment Counsel.

How this Vancouver Island firm helps average Canadians access the investments of the ultra-wealthy

How has Vancouver Island’s Alitis Investment Counsel attracted the best talent, assembling…

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

Shawn Fetter, an Associate Portfolio Manager at Alitis Investment Counsel. Find Alitis Investment Counsel in Campbell River at 101-909 Island Highway, in Victoria at 1480 Fort St., in the Comox Valley at 103-695 Aspen Rd. in September 2022, and at alitis.ca .

The rigorous credentials that make this investment firm stand out

What qualifications does your advisor have? Continuing education is essential to financial planning.

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

Courtenay City Hall

City of Courtenay annual report available for review and feedback

The City of Courtenay has released the draft 2021 annual report highlighting…

 

Gas hit the listed price of $2.19.9 at one Vernon service station on 25th Avenue at 43rd Street Thursday, June 2. (Roger Knox/Morning Star).

Strategic support for B.C. residents needed as central bank works on inflation: experts

Economist says to expect food prices to stay high for another year

Gas hit the listed price of $2.19.9 at one Vernon service station on 25th Avenue at 43rd Street Thursday, June 2. (Roger Knox/Morning Star).
A tradesperson works on a balcony at a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the sharp increase in mortgage rates is pushing the province's home sales down "a path to normalizing," although it estimates a balanced market is at least a year away. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Higher interest rates push homes sales in B.C. back toward normal: association

British Columbia Real Estate Association estimates a balanced market is at least a year away

A tradesperson works on a balcony at a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the sharp increase in mortgage rates is pushing the province's home sales down "a path to normalizing," although it estimates a balanced market is at least a year away. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kevin and Cecil

How the 2008 crisis inspired Campbell River financial experts to do things differently

Diversifying beyond the stock market to reduce risk for clients in Campbell River + the Comox Valley

  • May 2, 2022
Kevin and Cecil
A for sale sign displays a sold home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Earlier this month, the Liberal government unveiled a new mechanism for Canadians looking to save for a down payment on their first home: a fresh tax-free savings account.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

How to save for a down payment: navigating Canada’s investment savings accounts

Tax-free first home savings account offers a new way to make a down payment on first property

A for sale sign displays a sold home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Earlier this month, the Liberal government unveiled a new mechanism for Canadians looking to save for a down payment on their first home: a fresh tax-free savings account.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Todd Blaseckie is a Portfolio Manager with Alitis Investment Counsel in Campbell River.

He caught the investment bug as a teen, and decades later he’s still fascinated by finances

Campbell River financial advisor brings years of education and experience back to his hometown

  • Mar 28, 2022
Todd Blaseckie is a Portfolio Manager with Alitis Investment Counsel in Campbell River.
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Dealing with a workplace pension can be first big investing decision for young people

For millennials, figuring out what to do with a pension plan after leaving a job can be daunting

Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians cutting back spending on groceries, restaurants as inflation rises: poll

Four-fifths of respondents said inflation was having a serious impact on their households

A sign displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline at an Esso gas station as a motorist waits at a red light, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s middle-aged, single parents, recent immigrants taxed harder for extra income

Federal study details workers whose extra earnings get dinged most by tax system

An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Aaron Robertson is a Portfolio Manager with Alitis Investment Counsel. He says there’s more to wealth management than just investments, and a good advisor can help you make wise decisions.

Investments are just one part of a secure financial plan

Big returns are nice, but without guidance from an experienced advisor your wealth may not grow

  • Feb 28, 2022
Aaron Robertson is a Portfolio Manager with Alitis Investment Counsel. He says there’s more to wealth management than just investments, and a good advisor can help you make wise decisions.
Apurva

The perfect time to start investing? As soon as you can!

Vancouver Island financial advisor says starting early is the best way to make your wealth grow

  • Jan 31, 2022
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Financial literacy sessions being offered at North Island College

Finances are among the top concerns during this pandemic. The shocking reality…

  • Oct 20, 2021
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Securities commission clears B.C. man of market manipulation

Panel rules there was insufficient evidence against Daniel Clozza

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Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Commons Finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Boost to seniors benefit this summer and beyond could cost $10.7 billion

Parliamentary budget officer is estimating the Liberals’ plan might be cheaper than anticipated

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Commons Finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its program to combat tax evasion by the super-rich has resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions in recent years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CRA audits of ultra-wealthy Canadians yield zero prosecutions, convictions

Only two cases proceeded to federal prosecutors, with no charges laid

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its program to combat tax evasion by the super-rich has resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions in recent years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Campbell River city council will continue its 2020 policy of waiving late fees and NSFs. (Mirror File photo)

53% of Canadians teetering the brink of insolvency: survey

A majority of Canadians admit they’re just $200 away from not being able to pay their monthly bills

Campbell River city council will continue its 2020 policy of waiving late fees and NSFs. (Mirror File photo)
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There’s more to business than business: it’s people that make the company!

While the investment world can be tricky to navigate, the right help…

  • Mar 1, 2021
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Financial literacy and credit counsellor Pamela George is shown in her home office in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Planning your 2021 budget a chance to reassess your spending and make changes

Saving a six-month buffer is important to start building that rainy-day cushion

Financial literacy and credit counsellor Pamela George is shown in her home office in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang