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Nov 2, 2015

Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) were introduced in 2009 and have since become an important tool in financial planning for many investors, offering up to $41,000 of contribution room. The accounts allow taxpayers to avoid paying tax on the interest and investment income they receive from the money…Read more

Sep 9, 2015

We are proud to be nominated for the 2015 Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Distinction for Business of the Year (6-25 Employees)! This is the second time we have been nominated this year, the first being Best Company in the Small Business BC Awards where we were a Top 10…Read more

Jun 24, 2015

Alitis joined hundreds of people including family, friends, and co-workers at the Campbell River Relay for Life this past Friday. This event is where people come together in the fight against cancer. Through our fundraising efforts, we raised $727! This amount goes towards the unofficial total…Read more

Jun 5, 2015

The community is an extension of our family. As such, we as individuals, and Alitis as a corporation have a responsibility to give back. At Alitis we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the greater good in our community through support, sponsorship and participation in several…Read more

May 25, 2015

Administrator needed for Alitis Investment Counsel’s Campbell River office. This is a full-time position. We offer a fast paced family oriented office. Employee benefits include flex time, employer funded medical benefits and RRSP programs. This position is long term and may provide advancement…Read more

Apr 29, 2015

Alitis Investment Counsel’s Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Kevin Kirkwood will be speaker at this event and will be joined by other industry professionals including Larry Neilsen of RBC Global Asset Management, Don Campbell of the Canadian Compliance and Regulatory Law, and…Read more

Apr 29, 2015

The 2015 budget included some significant changes for Tax Free Saving Accounts (TFSA). The 2015 limit was increased to $10,000 from $5,550, resulting in an additional $4,500 of annual contribution room. Simultaneously, inflation indexing on contribution room was taken away. Previously, the TFSA…Read more

Apr 23, 2015

Oh, the Poor Canadian Dollar! Not Really. We always look at the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar, and by that comparison it does not look good. There has been a perception (probably correct) that the collapse in the price of oil is bad for Canada and that interest rates here will not be…Read more

Apr 23, 2015

In January 2015, Qtrade Securities (our custodian) changed some of the fees it charges for the operation of client accounts. Most of these changes will have little or no impact on the daily operation of investment accounts. The changes are as follows: Please note that Alitis does not add to these…Read more

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