FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of Dec. 23, the loonie is set to close at 72.17 cents, up 0.42. According to the Bank of Canada, it averaged 78.67 in January, and rose slightly in the Spring months — to 82.89 in April — before falling to 74.89 in
Oil prices have remained low, plummeting to 95.2 cents per litre as of today. To put it in perspective, they were at 145.7 this time last year.
Their highest point in 2015 was at 160.1 cents per litre at the beginning of May, and just days ago, they reached the lowest point of 88 cents.
The unemployment rate in northeast B.C. posted for November has risen to 7 per cent — officially at it’s highest point for 2015. This time last year, the posted rate was 6.2 per cent.