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BC Economy

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              A financial institution says British Columbia’s economy has “fired on nearly all cylinders” this year. The Central 1 Credit Union is forecasting growth for 2017 at 3.5 per cent and says B-C’s economic situation will remain healthy through 2020. Deputy chief economist Bryan Yu says the forestry sector continues to face potential headwinds due to the softwood lumber trade dispute and this summer’s record wildfire season. He also says tourism, the film industry, technology and business investments will remain steady due to “favourable currency.”

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