Building materials costs impact CPI
Today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report from Statistics Canada for March indicates that shelter prices rose 2.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in March. As costs for building materials and demand for single-family homes continued to grow, the homeowners’ replacement cost index, linked to new home prices, increased 7.9 per cent year over year. The rise in the homeowners’ replacement cost index, which comprises about five per cent of the CPI basket weight, was partially offset by a drop in the mortgage interest cost index. The mortgage interest cost index fell 6.3 per cent year over year.
Mennonite Centre accepting applications for project manager program
The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers is accepting applications for the summer 2021 cohort of Constructing Futures, a program designed to help internationally educated professions to build project management careers in Canada. Those looking to apply can contact program co-ordinator Heidi Robideau.
Paul Mochrie chosen as new Vancouver city manager
Vancouver City Council has chosen Paul Mochrie as the new city manager. Mochrie has been serving as acting city manager since Sadhu Johnston left the role in January 2021. Mochrie was formerly deputy city manager, a position he was appointed to in October 2015.