Why the B.C. floods are an economic disaster for all of Canada
Billions of dollars worth of trade moves in and out of British Columbia every week. So what does the flood mean for provinces on the other side of Canada? Plus, we look at the future of Canada's food system and explore the growing trend of 'co-retailing'.
The Cost of Living for November 21, 2021
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Cost of Living27:00Why the B.C. floods are an economic disaster for all of Canada
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The economic consequences of blocked transportation routes
Canada has few redundancies when logistical hubs, such as Vancouver, are blocked.
Anis Heydari takes a closer look at the economic fallout of the B.C. floods and the lengthy delays it has caused on highways and railways in and out of the Lower Mainland.
Cost of Living8:08From roads to rails and the economic consequences of blocked transportation
Flooding and food security
Evan Fraser, from the University of Guelph's Arrell Food Institute, shares his predictions about the future of food, the potential of vertical farming and — dairy made from yeast!
Cost of Living11:02Why empty store shelves in Kamloops should be a warning about the security of our food supply
Retailers are shacking up!
Canadians are shopping again. According to latest numbers from Statistics Canada, businesses are opening at roughly the same rate as they were before the pandemic.
And when it comes to paying the bills, some retailers are getting creative — with a little help from their friends. Danielle Nerman takes a closer look at "co-retailing" or a "store in a store."
Cost of Living5:34Like roommates, but commercial! How co-retailing is saving businesses money