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Wine to flow freely between B.C. and Saskatchewan

Aug 29, 2014 - Oenophiles in British Columbia will be happy to learn that trade barriers between this province and Saskatchewan have been removed for wines and craft spirits.    Full Article


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Lululemon opens flagship store in downtown Vancouver

Aug 21, 2014 - After a challenging year, yogawear maker Lululemon Athletica (Nasdaq: LULU) is opening its flagship store in downtown Vancouver today (August 21).    Full Article


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Average Canadian household net worth grew significantly in recent years relative to U.S. levels

Aug 21, 2014 - The household net worth per capita in Canada has increased substantially in the last seven years relative to levels seen in the United States, according to a new Statistics Canada study.    Full Article


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Record number of overseas tourists visited Canada in June: StatsCan

Aug 19, 2014 - A record number of overseas tourists visited Canada in June, according to numbers from Statistics Canada released August 19.    Full Article


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British Columbians are spending more on retail goods while inflation remains low

Aug 22, 2014 - B.C inflation remains well below the Canadian average while the province had some of the country’s... Full Article

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Class-action lawsuit targets CIBC mortgage penalties

Aug 05, 2014 - ‘Vague’ wording and ‘inappropriate’ calculations alleged in mortgage contracts Full Article

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Local companies mining business opportunity motherlode in machine-to-machine technology

Aug 12, 2014 - Global M2M expected to become $2 trillion industry within six years Full Article



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Pick a winner – and own it

Aug 28, 2014 - Discover the thrill of thoroughbred horse ownership at the 2014 CTHS Yearling & Mixed Sale Full Article

Terminal giant launches Island container cargo service

Aug 26, 2014 - Duke Point trial run comes amid rising tide of Asia-Pacific goods traffic to West Coast Full Article

Asian economy slowing down, but B.C. exports to China and other key trading partners still rising

Aug 25, 2014 - Natural resources continue to top the province's exports to the Far East, but opportunities in agriculture and education are growing Full Article

North Korea: Government boosts drug trade

Aug 25, 2014 - Government boosts drug trade Full Article

Indonesia: Stock exchange delayed

Aug 25, 2014 - In a further sign that the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are going to be hard pressed to be ready to form their... Full Article

Australia: Tourism down Down Under

Aug 25, 2014 - Warnings by several governments about Australia's poisonous or man-eating wildlife, tempestuous weather and – in some places –... Full Article

China: Beijing pushes eco-etiquette

Aug 25, 2014 - China's government has issued a list of "behavioural standards" it expects citizens to adhere to in order to try to reduce environmental damage.... Full Article

India: Soviet echo to go silent

Aug 25, 2014 - India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, is moving to dismantle one of the last reminders of founding prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's... Full Article

Warm weather generates cold cash for festivals

Aug 22, 2014 - But dark skies, cancellation of headliner hurt attendance at annual Vancouver folk fest Full Article

TransLink to shuffle current COO Doug Kelsey

Aug 22, 2014 - An executive shuffle is taking place at TransLink amid a summer of chaos, Business in Vancouver has learned. Full Article

Alaskan lawmakers call on John Kerry to intervene in B.C. mine projects

Aug 22, 2014 - The Mount Polley mine disaster has officially spilled over the border into the U.S. – figuratively speaking.... Full Article

New York investors pay $500 million for 45% stake in B.C.'s CHC Helicopters

Aug 22, 2014 - A New York-based investment group is sinking at least $500 million into B.C.’s CHC Helicopters (NYSE: HELI) in a deal that will shake up the ... Full Article

British Columbians are spending more on retail goods while inflation remains low

Aug 22, 2014 - B.C inflation remains well below the Canadian average while the province had some of the country’s highest growth in retail sales, according ... Full Article

New coal terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks gets green light

Aug 21, 2014 - But environmental groups argue falling coal prices may put plan in jeopardy Full Article

Stockwell Day joins Pacific Future Energy's $10b 'greenest refinery' project

Aug 21, 2014 - Former Canadian Alliance leader and ex-international trade minister Stockwell Day has joined an energy company aiming to build the world’s... Full Article

Steelhead LNG names projects director for proposed Vancouver Island facility

Aug 21, 2014 - Steelhead LNG Corp., which is planning an export project on Vancouver Island, has hired Ernest Buchan as projects director effective immediately.... Full Article

One-quarter of B.C. liquor makers selling products at farmers' markets since June reforms

Aug 21, 2014 - Dozens of communities throughout the province have seized upon loosened liquor laws since Victoria began allowing the sales and sampling of liquor ... Full Article

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Mayor Gregor Robertson’s support strongest among women, young people: survey

Aug 21, 2014 - Vancouver residents think the city’s current municipal government has done a good job on tourism and the environment, but city hall got low... Full Article

Lululemon opens flagship store in downtown Vancouver

Aug 21, 2014 - After a challenging year, yogawear maker Lululemon Athletica (Nasdaq: LULU) is opening its flagship store in downtown Vancouver today (August 21).... Full Article

Average Canadian household net worth grew significantly in recent years relative to U.S. levels

Aug 21, 2014 - The household net worth per capita in Canada has increased substantially in the last seven years relative to levels seen in the United States,... Full Article

PNE tweaks programming to rebound from worst attended year in over a decade [with infographic]

Aug 20, 2014 - Strong early attendance has given Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) executives the confidence to predict that their 104-year-old annual fair will... Full Article

Vancouver's GrowLab merges with Toronto start-up accelerator

Aug 20, 2014 - One big question always hung over Marcus Daniels as he helped early stage companies bridge the gap between a good product idea and a Canadian... Full Article

Vancouver millennials decamping to the ‘burbs

Aug 20, 2014 - It came as a surprise to friends of 26-year olds Lauren Bennett and fiancé Aarron Costello when the pair decided to trade their Kitsilano... Full Article

Watch out for landlords with 13-inch rulers

Aug 20, 2014 - Some commercial real estate tenants are paying for "phantom" space that does not exist, according to lease consultant Dale Willerton, who warns... Full Article

Former Lululemon and VANOC exec joins Vancouver fitness wear company

Aug 20, 2014 - Local fitness apparel company Respect Your Universe, Inc. (TSX-V:RYU) has taken on Manfred Vollmer in the position of COO.... Full Article

Dubai-based marine terminal giant launches container cargo service linking Vancouver Island to Asia

Aug 20, 2014 - Port Metro Vancouver’s third largest cargo container terminal is taking a trial run at servicing Vancouver Island.... Full Article

B.C. wholesale trade dips slightly in June

Aug 20, 2014 - British Columbia saw a drop in wholesale sales in June after three consecutive monthly gains, Statistics Canada announced August 20.... Full Article

Record number of overseas tourists visited Canada in June: StatsCan

Aug 19, 2014 - A record number of overseas tourists visited Canada in June, according to numbers from Statistics Canada released August 19.... Full Article

White Spot to open largest restaurant in chain August 21

Aug 19, 2014 - White Spot plans to open its 66th and largest full-restaurant in its chain on August 21 at the corner of Dunsmuir and Homer streets in a 100-year-... Full Article

Ivanhoe hires BMO and Morgan Stanley to review its copper projects in Africa

Aug 19, 2014 - Africa-focused Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) has hired BMO Capital Markets Ltd and Morgan Stanley & Co as financial advisers to conduct a strategic... Full Article

Gas price at the pump dips in July, but Vancouver still pays the most in the country

Aug 19, 2014 - The average cost per litre for gasoline at gas pumps in Vancouver dipped in July, according to data released August 19 by MJ Ervin &... Full Article

Teen founders of non-profit organization take charge amid weak employment outlook

Aug 19, 2014 - Secondary school students get head start on the wider world by launching a charity Full Article

Vancouver is North America’s most livable city, third worldwide: Economist

Aug 19, 2014 - The Economist has released its annual ranking of the world’s most livable cities and although Vancouver hasn’t topped the list since... Full Article

New deal with NBA a slam-dunk for Vancouver's Broadband TV

Aug 19, 2014 - BroadbandTV (BBTV) has inked a new deal with the NBA, allowing the Vancouver-based company to expand its five-year relationship with the pro-... Full Article

Consultants claim Coastal Contacts cut them out of multimillion-dollar deal

Aug 19, 2014 - Kovacevic Consult Inc., John Kovacevic, Paolo Venturi and Tommaso Ferrari are suing Coastal Contacts Inc. for allegedly bailing on a consulting... Full Article

Export recovery for B.C. gathers steam in June

Aug 19, 2014 - BC's export recovery continued in June as export sales posted a fourth increase in five months. International exports jumped more than 5% from May ... Full Article

Canadian firms slow to embrace ‘Internet of Things’

Aug 19, 2014 - Data-driven efficiency innovations showcased at Grow Conference in Whistler Full Article

Labour costs blamed for $1.5 billion upgrade overrun

Aug 19, 2014 - Competition for talent from B.C.’s LNG industry pushes up budget of Rio Tinto Alcan project Full Article

True Gold secures financing

Aug 19, 2014 - True Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V:TGM) has secured financing from Franco-Nevada Corp. (TSX:FNV) and Sandstorm Gold Inc. (TSX:SSL) in an agreement to... Full Article

B.C. government promises independent investigation into Mount Polley disaster

Aug 18, 2014 - The government has given B.C. mines three months to conduct independent reviews of the state of their tailings facilities in the wake of the Mount ... Full Article

First E85 ethanol fuel station in Western Canada opens in Metro Vancouver

Aug 18, 2014 - One of West Vancouver's oldest service stations is now offering up a decidedly more modern fuel. Full Article

Successful B.C. franchisor buys ABC Country Restaurant chain

Aug 18, 2014 - B.C. restaurateur Frank di Benedetto, whose Frankie's Family Restaurants Ltd. operates more than 100 restaurants across Canada, has spent an... Full Article

Even without a CEO, annual profits jump 116% at Vancouver's Absolute Software

Aug 18, 2014 - Profits at Absolute Software surged 116% over the past fiscal year even as the Vancouver-based tech firm went without a permanent CEO for more... Full Article

New Zealand: Neutrality fruitful for Kiwis

Aug 18, 2014 - New Zealand is set to benefit from keeping its head down and not getting involved in imposing sanctions on Russia for Moscow’s meddling in... Full Article

China: Sex tape probe nets jail term

Aug 18, 2014 - Doing credible due diligence on potential Chinese partner companies is a nightmare. But British risk assessment analyst Peter Humphrey has found... Full Article

India: PM seeks nuclear energy deal

Aug 18, 2014 - India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, is playing Japan and South Korea against each other in his quest for modern civil nuclear... Full Article

South Korea: Investors flock to yuan

Aug 18, 2014 - The convertibility of the Chinese currency, the yuan, and attractive interest rate offered by Chinese lenders has pumped up foreign currency... Full Article

Hong Kong: Cloud hangs over generation

Aug 18, 2014 - Hong Kong’s young people are among the unhappiest in Asia. In a recent poll conducted in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Australia,... Full Article

Vancouver’s Webtech Wireless vows to recover $800,000 lost through fraud

Aug 18, 2014 - The CEO of Vancouver’s Webtech Wireless says there was "no warning bell" for any fraudulent activity at a former U.K. office where nearly $1 ... Full Article

B.C. horse racing turns corner after years of decline

Aug 18, 2014 - Uncertainty over Hastings Park lease renewal still nags at Great Canadian Gaming Full Article

NPA would be able to close deal on Arbutus Corridor: LaPointe

Aug 15, 2014 - NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe says the Vision Vancouver-dominated city council has dropped the ball on negotiating for the Arbutus Corridor.... Full Article

Brewery tour operator cashes in on microbrewery sales surge

Aug 15, 2014 - Tourism operators thirsty to cash in on Vancouver’s burgeoning microbrewery sector have started to see success.... Full Article

Revenues up slightly at Avcorp as aerospace industry awaits word on F-35 contract

Aug 15, 2014 - Revenues grew slightly at Avcorp Industries (TSX: AVP) during 2014’s second quarter, while subsidiary Comtek posted a nearly 50% increase... Full Article

Imperial Metals to raise $100m to cover Mount Polley cleanup costs

Aug 15, 2014 - Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) will raise $100 million through debentures to help cover the cleanup costs of its Mount Polley mine disaster, and... Full Article

Webtech Wireless prepares to reveal investigation results of $550k fraud

Aug 15, 2014 - Webtech Wireless (TSX:WEW) is promising to reveal the results of an investigation over concerns a former employee fraudulently redirected as much... Full Article

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Westport elects new chairwoman as B.C. lags behind in female boardroom representation

Aug 15, 2014 - Vancouver’s Westport Innovations (TSX:WPT) has named a new chairwoman to its board of directors as B.C. continues to trail the rest of the... Full Article

July home sales down but average selling price up in Greater Vancouver

Aug 15, 2014 - Home sales fell 7.8% in July across Greater Vancouver, according to Canadian Real Estate Association statistics released August 15, bringing the... Full Article

B.C. sees drop in unemployment rate in July after StatsCan revises jobs numbers

Aug 15, 2014 - The unemployment rate in British Columbia has slipped down to 5.9% in July from 6.2% in June, according to revised Statistics Canada data released ... Full Article

CP starts removing Arbutus Corridor community gardens and structures

Aug 15, 2014 - Photos posted on social media August 14 revealed Canadian Pacific has started removing community gardens and structures at the south end of... Full Article

B.C. privacy commissioner to investigate Mount Polley tailings pond disaster

Aug 14, 2014 - B.C.’s privacy watchdog is investigating whether the public should have been notified of the potential risks the Mount Polley mine posed... Full Article

Vancouver lures Asian tech companies looking for close connection to U.S.

Aug 14, 2014 - Just as Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony Pictures Imageworks expand their Canadian footprint and set up larger offices in Vancouver, Asian tech... Full Article

Vancouver software firm expands to New Brunswick, adds 63 jobs

Aug 14, 2014 - Vancouver software developer Appnovation announced August 14 that it is hiring 63 people to work at a new New Brunswick sales and marketing office.... Full Article

B.C. teachers’ strike is causing stress in the workplace: poll

Aug 14, 2014 - The dispute between British Columbia public school teachers and the provincial government is taking a toll on working parents, according to a new... Full Article

LaPointe says NPA vows to fight a clean fight

Aug 14, 2014 - NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe is vowing to run a campaign that is free of personal attacks. Full Article

Price of new housing in Vancouver dips in June

Aug 14, 2014 - Vancouver saw the price of new housing fall 1.4% in the 12 months to June, Statistics Canada announced August 14. Full Article

River Rock Casino windfall helps Great Canadian Gaming earnings surge

Aug 13, 2014 - A surge in gambling and hotel visitors at Great Canadian Gaming’s River Rock Casino in Richmond helped the company (TSX:GC) post its highest ... Full Article

Transmission line meant to power Imperial Metals mine begins operating

Aug 13, 2014 - A $746-million transmission line project meant to power Imperial Metals’ (TSX:III) Red Chris mine has gone into service, BC Hydro announced... Full Article

High-tech take-up not enough to ease office glut in downtown Vancouver

Aug 13, 2014 - The leasing of 267,000 square feet of office space by tech firms has not been enough to keep Vancouver’s downtown office market from posting ... Full Article

Commercial construction outpaces home building

Aug 13, 2014 - Lower Mainland commercial building permits outpaced the residential sector through the first half of this year and are expected to retain the lead ... Full Article

Greater Victoria business groups push for regional municipal amalgamation

Aug 13, 2014 - Two Greater Victoria business associations say their members are increasingly frustrated by the region’s patchwork system of local... Full Article

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First award ceremony to honour Canada's medical marijuana industry

Aug 13, 2014 - As medical marijuana producers operate under two sets of regulations — at least for the time being — the budding industry has been... Full Article

Beleaguered miner Imperial Metals gets eviction notice from First Nation

Aug 13, 2014 - The aftershocks from the Mount Polley mine disaster just keep coming for Imperial Metals (TSX:III), which is now being given an eviction notice by ... Full Article

Canadian miners outperform second-quarter expectations

Aug 13, 2014 - Canadian mining equities continued to show strong signs of improvement during the second quarter of the year, driven mainly by a recovery in metal ... Full Article

Latest Mount Polley water tests show “encouraging results,” water bans scaled back: Ministry of Environment

Aug 12, 2014 - The results for tests on water samples taken from Polley Lake on August 7 and 8 show levels very close to those seen prior to the August 4... Full Article

Vancouver Island infomercial host committed fraud worth $65m against hundreds of people, says BCSC

Aug 12, 2014 - David Michael Michaels, a former mutual fund salesperson and infomercial host, defrauded 484 clients – many of whom were seniors – of... Full Article

True Gold secures US$100m in financing for Karma project construction

Aug 12, 2014 - True Gold Mining Inc. has secured financing from Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV) and Sandstorm Gold Inc. (TSX:SSL) in an agreement to finance... Full Article

Innergex signs agreement for six hydroelectric projects with First Nations

Aug 12, 2014 - Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with the In-SHUCK-ch Nation for the development of six hydroelectric projects in ... Full Article

LaPointe promises more transparency at city hall if elected

Aug 12, 2014 - Vancouver mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe is vowing to "remove the muzzle" from City Hall staffers and open the books if elected.... Full Article

Canadians spend more on taxes than they do on food, clothing and shelter combined, says Fraser Institute

Aug 12, 2014 - The average Canadian family spends more on taxes every year than they do on the necessities of life, argues a Fraser Institute study released... Full Article

Food supplier claims Save On Meats owner Mark Brand stiffed it on bills

Aug 12, 2014 - Food supplier Sysco Canada Inc. is suing Mark Brand and the much-hyped Save On Meats restaurant for allegedly failing to pay for more than $324,... Full Article

Local companies mining business opportunity motherlode in machine-to-machine technology

Aug 12, 2014 - Global M2M expected to become $2 trillion industry within six years Full Article

Gauging the gentrification of South Surrey

Aug 12, 2014 - Gone are the days of underdeveloped plots of land as the area becomes the new upper-crust enclave of the Fraser Valley Full Article

McArthurGlen ramps up hiring as airport outlet mall launch looms

Aug 12, 2014 - London mega-mall developer targeting luxury brand-conscious shoppers and travellers Full Article

Prospecting for damage control in B.C.

Aug 12, 2014 - Mount Polley tailings pond disaster could have negative impact on other mine proposals in the province, analyst says Full Article

Ottawa green lights Surrey's first English-language radio station

Aug 11, 2014 - More than six months after numerous applicants vied for the rights to a much-coveted radio frequency to be based in Surrey, South Fraser... Full Article

As Canada regulates Bitcoin, U.S. agency warns against using ‘Wild West’ of currencies

Aug 11, 2014 - A U.S. consumer protection agency is cautioning people against "stepping into the Wild West" of Bitcoin amid concerns the increasingly popular... Full Article

Norsat receives $1.7m satellite terminal order from Hong Kong company

Aug 11, 2014 - Richmond-based Norsat International Inc. (TSX:NII) has received a $1.7 million order from Hong Kong’s Datacom Systems International Limited... Full Article

B.C. hiring expected to pick up somewhat in 2014 despite low job growth: BMO

Aug 11, 2014 - In the face of last week’s discouraging job-growth numbers from Statistics Canada, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) says businesses are prepared... Full Article

Imperial Metals had been warned about growing size of Mount Polley tailings pond

Aug 11, 2014 - A breach at Imperial Metals' (TSX:III) Mount Polley Mine tailings pond in Canada’s British Columbia may have been avoided had ... Full Article

Global confidence growing in media and entertainment sector as focus shifts to digital

Aug 11, 2014 - Global confidence growing in media and entertainment sector as focus shifts to digitalBy Emma Crawford Hampel... Full Article

Metro Vancouver housing starts remain stable in July

Aug 11, 2014 - Total housing starts in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan area were trending at 18,345 units in July, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing... Full Article

B.C. aerospace firms fear federal government’s F-35 jet procurement plan grounded for good

Aug 11, 2014 - Without a decision on multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract by year’s end, local manufacturers say Lockheed Martin will extend contracts... Full Article

Bangladesh: Remittances rise

Aug 11, 2014 - Remittances by overseas Bangladeshi workers last month rose by 15.9% over June, despite a sharp drop in the number of people working abroad.... Full Article



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