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Surrey high-tech textiles maker targets $15m in IPO

Apr 15, 2014 - Garmatex started out making sportswear, now set to become primary fabric maker    Full Article

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LNG projects will spur economic growth, Central 1 forecasts

Apr 15, 2014 - Following a disappointing year in 2013, B.C.’s economy is expected to expand at a modest pace this year as it transitions to a higher growth phase after 2015. We expect gross domestic product (GDP) growth to reach 2.4% this year, up from a tepid 1.4% last year.    Full Article

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Vancouver office lease rates drop to compete with lure of new towers

Apr 14, 2014 - Owners of existing prime office towers in downtown Vancouver and across the city are dropping rates to attract tenants who might otherwise be enticed by the raft of new office towers in various stages of completion.    Full Article

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First Nations, Aquilinis propose Enbridge alternative

Apr 14, 2014 - An environmentally sound pipeline led by First Nations is the best way to move forward as an alternative to... Full Article


Metro Vancouver house prices see March gains as most of Canada falls flat

Apr 14, 2014 - While average home prices remained flat throughout most of Canada, Metro Vancouver saw a big year-over-year... Full Article


Canada Revenue Agency extends tax deadline to May in wake of Heartbleed bug

Apr 14, 2014 - The Heartbleed bug, which exploited vulnerabilities across the Internet and paralyzed the Canada Revenue... Full Article

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Kitsilano rental sale considered record price

Apr 16, 2014 - The sale of an older eight-unit Kitsilano rental apartment building has set a record price of more than $628,000 per suite.... Full Article

Renewable energy a key Canada-Scotland trade link

Apr 15, 2014 - We aim to generate the equivalent of 100% of our electricity consumption from renewable resources by 2020 Full Article

Short-selling cross-border shopping††

Apr 15, 2014 - Cross-border shopping is a Canadian tradition and, by occasionally voting with their feet, Canadian shoppers have encouraged Canadian retail to... Full Article

Medical marijuana trimmer firm claims competitor unlawfully badmouthed business to ‘scare’ customers away

Apr 15, 2014 - Centurion Pro Solutions Inc. is suing Gateway Concepts and Ryan Hall, claiming Hall made false and misleading statements to discredit... Full Article

LNG projects will spur economic growth, Central 1 forecasts

Apr 15, 2014 - Following a disappointing year in 2013, B.C.’s economy is expected to expand at a modest pace this year as it transitions to a higher growth ... Full Article

Urban economy still tethered to fortunes of rural B.C.

Apr 15, 2014 - Extracting more natural resources from B.C. could create thousands of service-oriented jobs in Metro Vancouver, Resource Works study claims Full Article

Aerospace firms throttle back on B.C. aviation plan

Apr 15, 2014 - The province wants to grow aerospace businesses into global supply chains, but Surrey companies may be too reliant on niche markets to profit... Full Article

Labour presses for minimum-wage hike

Apr 15, 2014 - Experts disagree about likelihood of B.C. government following wage-policy lead of cities such as New Westminster Full Article

City’s small businesses squeezed

Apr 15, 2014 - B.C. entrepreneurs seeking expansion of buy-local initiative and government zoning help to survive in Vancouver city marketplace Full Article

Insider trading

Apr 15, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

Vancouver office lease rates drop to compete with lure of new towers

Apr 14, 2014 - Owners of existing prime office towers in downtown Vancouver and across the city are dropping rates to attract tenants who might otherwise be... Full Article

China: Beijing floats sea-burial option

Apr 14, 2014 - Faced with a shortage of usable land for its 1.3 billion people, China has begun encouraging people to have their loved ones buried at sea. Major... Full Article

Indonesia and Australia: Governments patch up

Apr 14, 2014 - Indonesia and Australia are reported to have gone a long way toward restoring bilateral relations after serious diplomatic disruption last year.... Full Article

The Philippines: 6.6% growth predicted

Apr 14, 2014 - The Philippines is expected to remain the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia and one of the best-performing in East Asia and the Pacific,... Full Article

South Korea: The young feel job squeeze

Apr 14, 2014 - South Korea’s economy has made a solid recovery after the global recession of the last few years. Exports are up, as is domestic consumer... Full Article

Japan: Disaster spawns green spree

Apr 14, 2014 - In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, Japan has been investing massively in other energy sources, especially those... Full Article

Fraser port pushing its global business potential

Apr 14, 2014 - Fraser Surrey Docks boss promoting terminal’s logistics benefits in Ottawa and Far East Full Article

Harsh winter is sweet news to B.C. fruit distributor

Apr 14, 2014 - Coquitlam’s Oppenheimer Group on track to sell $700 million worth of fruit in 2014 Full Article

Justin Trudeau targets broken environmental approval system in Vancouver speech

Apr 11, 2014 - In an April 11 speech in Vancouver, Justin Trudeau once again walked the fine line between supporting Canada's resource industries and targeting... Full Article

Trinity Western University law school grads can practice law: law society

Apr 11, 2014 - The Law Society of British Columbia's (LSBC) board of governors voted to allow graduates from Trinity Western University's (TWU) planned law... Full Article

Commercial Drive threatened by development: Heritage Vancouver

Apr 11, 2014 - A Vancouver heritage advocacy organization has included two commercial streets on its annual list of endangered heritage sites.Both Commercial... Full Article

Surrey MPs submit petition to federal government calling for review of proposed coal project

Apr 11, 2014 - Local New Democrat MPs Jasbir Sandhu and Jinny Sims presented petitions containing roughly 400 signatures Thursday to the House of Commons,... Full Article

Victoria city council joins Tofino, First Nations group in fight against gold mine

Apr 11, 2014 - Victoria city council has passed a motion supporting a mining moratorium in a First Nations group's territory where a subsidiary of Imperial... Full Article

UBC researchers program robots to be just a little more human

Apr 11, 2014 - That nod of the head or batting of the eyes can go a long way toward signalling what you want from someone else, like that cup of coffee a friend... Full Article

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B.C. First Nations sign two LNG revenue-sharing agreements

Apr 11, 2014 - Two revenue-sharing agreements were signed with the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla First Nations in British Columbia April 9 related to the... Full Article

Canada lags behind as Internet ad revenue surpasses TV in U.S.

Apr 11, 2014 - Internet ad revenue has surpassed TV ad revenue for the first time ever in the U.S., according to a new report. And although data shows Canada... Full Article

Aquilinis partner with First Nations for Burnaby land development

Apr 11, 2014 - Two first nations that bought the Willingdon lands in Burnaby have brought a third party into the deal - the Aquilini Investment Group.... Full Article

"A terrible loss for our country" says Clark on death of Jim Flaherty

Apr 10, 2014 - Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty died suddenly today, possibly of a heart attack, according to media reports. He had resigned from... Full Article

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Vancouver Starbucks recognized for hiring workers with disabilities

Apr 10, 2014 - A Vancouver Starbucks outlet sitting just off the entrance to Granville Island has been honoured for its hiring practices by the B.C. Coalition of ... Full Article

Boost in B.C. natural resource extraction creates more Vancouver service-sector jobs: report

Apr 10, 2014 - As highrises blanket Vancouver's downtown and box stores dot the landscape in the suburbs, the significance of the province's natural resource... Full Article

Goldcorp ups the ante to $3.6b in its hostile bid for Osisko Mining

Apr 10, 2014 - Vancouver’s Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G)(NYSE:GG) has boosted its hostile takeover bid for Osisko Mining Corp. to a total $3.6 billion, or $7.65... Full Article

Copper Mountain sees record production

Apr 10, 2014 - Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX:CUM) had record production in its southern British Columbia mine in 2014’s first quarter.... Full Article

Alcohol store sales up across British Columbia

Apr 10, 2014 - Total sales of all categories of alcoholic beverages by beer and liquor stores grew 2.4% in British Columbia between 2012 and 2013, Statistics... Full Article

Petronas' Progress Energy one of the busiest oil drillers in Canada

Apr 09, 2014 - Although Malaysia's Petronas won't decide until the end of this year whether to export LNG from Canada, the company is already pumping billions of ... Full Article

Trevor Linden to let partner run business so he can be Canucks president

Apr 09, 2014 - Entrepreneur and former star hockey player Trevor Linden is letting partner Chuck Lawson run his Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness venture so Linden... Full Article

Weekend Read: Vancouver is world's second-most “resilient” city for real estate: Grosvenor Group

Apr 09, 2014 - The top three cities in the world for long-term real estate investment, ranked in terms of resilience, are in Canada, and Vancouver takes the... Full Article

B.C.'s aerospace industry gets $1m boost from provincial government

Apr 09, 2014 - The government of British Columbia has given the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada's Pacific Divistion (AIAC Pacific) $1 million as part... Full Article

Browns Socialhouse is Canada’s best new franchise: Canadian Franchise Association

Apr 09, 2014 - A Vancouver restaurant chain has taken home gold in the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) annual Awards of Excellence in Franchising in ... Full Article

Home prices in Vancouver continue to trend upward

Apr 08, 2014 - Prices for all housing types are still on the rise in Vancouver, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released April 8.... Full Article

Fans urge new Canucks ownership

Apr 08, 2014 - The day after the Vancouver Canucks were officially eliminated from the National Hockey League playoff hunt and on a day when owner Francesco... Full Article

New route through Burnaby Mountain proposed for Kinder Morgan pipeline

Apr 08, 2014 - Kinder Morgan is pondering yet another route change for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, one that involves drilling through Burnaby Mountain ... Full Article

ING Direct Canada rebrands as Tangerine

Apr 08, 2014 - Scotiabank has rebranded its ING Direct Canada unit as Tangerine, as part of its agreement to buy the bank from Netherlands-based ING Group for $3.... Full Article

Lignol Energy signs MOU with Korean biodiesel producer M Energy

Apr 08, 2014 - Vancouver’s Lignol Energy Corporation (TSX-V:LEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea-based M Energy Co. that will see the... Full Article

Oil and gas, mining companies face the biggest risk of cyber-attack

Apr 08, 2014 - The number of targeted cyber-attacks increased an alarming 91% last year, with mining companies as well as oil and gas firms among the most at... Full Article

Canadian bankers expect more credit card delinquencies than Americans: FICO

Apr 08, 2014 - Bankers across Canada are more pessimistic than those in the United States when it comes to the outlook for credit card delinquencies, according... Full Article

Building intentions dip in February: StatsCan

Apr 08, 2014 - The value of building permits issued in the Lower Mainland increased year-over-year in February, but were down compared with January, according to ... Full Article

Program cultivates innovative agricultural research

Apr 08, 2014 - Growing Forward 2 funding research into honeybee colonies, raw-milk cheeses Full Article

British Columbia losing its tax advantage – and its people

Apr 08, 2014 - British Columbians are falling behind compared with other provinces, and compared with ourselves just five years ago. This lack of competitiveness ... Full Article

Wine store claims B.C. Wine Institute wrongfully prevented sale of VQA store to Liquor Barn

Apr 08, 2014 - The Tasty Grape Wine Store and owner Cindy Holland are suing the British Columbia Wine Institute for allegedly unreasonably denying an application ... Full Article

Top 100 corporate finance deals report: Smaller tech companies leading the way as corporate innovation lags

Apr 08, 2014 - Startups aiming to shake up financial sector as PwC report finds Canadian firms continue to be slow to adopt new technology Full Article

Wood helps boost manufacturing numbers in B.C.

Apr 08, 2014 - Manufacturing sales in B.C. rebounded in January to stay within the elevated range observed since October. Shipments reached a seasonally adjusted ... Full Article

City development strategy risks tax dollars: critics

Apr 08, 2014 - While concerns are raised over a government-owned entity competing against private developers, Surrey City Development Corp. continues to generate ... Full Article

Beetle wood salvage estimates ring alarm bells

Apr 08, 2014 - Forest Practices Board report predicts sustainable timber shortfall in wake of Interior pine salvage program and recommends province re-evaluate... Full Article

Board of trade boss gives education funding low marks

Apr 08, 2014 - SFU’s Central City campus is a Surrey success story, but the provincial government still treats the city as a second-class citizen, Anita... Full Article

Transit mired in money trouble

Apr 08, 2014 - TransLink can't keep up with demand, but the B.C. government and municipalities have ruled out new funding to put the system back on the track. Full Article

Gastown development slowed by ‘hollow’ city incentives

Apr 08, 2014 - Downtown Eastside neighbourhood to get its first new office building in decades, 0but architects of area restoration say city has failed to... Full Article

Insider trading

Apr 08, 2014 - The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.ís public companies filed the... Full Article

January aircraft movements flat at YVR

Apr 07, 2014 - Vancouver International Airport may have just been recognized for five-straight years as North America's best, but YVR's world-class facilities...... Full Article

Referendum vote on Northern Gateway pipeline is “heavily tainted,” said MP

Apr 07, 2014 - Kitimat residents are going to the polls this month to give their opinions on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, but Skeena-Bulkley Valley... Full Article

CEO of Vancouver's Curis Resources resigns

Apr 07, 2014 - The CEO of Vancouver-based Curis Resources (TSX: CUV) is leaving the mineral exploration company to take a job with JDS Energy and Mining group.... Full Article

Vancouver’s iTendr reservation service expands to Asia, Europe

Apr 07, 2014 - After helping businesspeople and hotel concierges on the West Coast and Central Canada book tables at corporate-calibre restaurants for the past... Full Article

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Rio Tinto divests its shares of Vancouver's Northern Dynasty

Apr 07, 2014 - Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) has advised management at a Vancouver-based mining company it's divesting all its shares following a strategic asset review.... Full Article

Vietnam: Freight rates rising

Apr 07, 2014 - Vietnam is raising the haulage charges on containers to cover increases in operation and transport costs. Full Article

Ask the experts: What do I need to know before I expand my business into international markets?

Apr 07, 2014 - Don’t underestimate the value of being Canadian when expanding internationally Full Article

China: Education degree gap grows

Apr 07, 2014 - A new report for China’s Ministry of Education shows that over 60% of the graduates coming home after studying abroad have master’s... Full Article

South Korea: Urban farming takes root

Apr 07, 2014 - South Korea has only recently become an industrialized and urbanized country. And it appears many of the country’s people are of two minds... Full Article

Burma: Census-takers not welcome

Apr 07, 2014 - The census is the basic tool of government, telling an administration how many people fall under its rule, where they live, what they do and what... Full Article

Australia: Oz bites on Bitcoin

Apr 07, 2014 - One of Australia's oldest property sales companies, Forsyth Real Estate, is making a digital leap to try to keep up with international investors'... Full Article

Social responsibility stays in the picture

Apr 07, 2014 - Documentary showcases successful Vancouver businesses that practise ‘conscious capitalism’ Full Article

City of Burnaby was in talks to buy Willingdon lands before province made a deal with First Nations

Apr 04, 2014 - Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is upset over the province's latest sale of Crown land in Burnaby, as the city was in talks to buy the property but... Full Article

B.C. unemployment rate plummets after province adds 18,000 jobs in March

Apr 04, 2014 - Unemployment levels in British Columbia went down significantly between February and March following more than a year and a half of little job... Full Article

Temporary foreign workers, more skills training needed for B.C. LNG industry: report

Apr 04, 2014 - A workforce-planning coalition and the development of a temporary foreign workers strategy are among the 15 recommendations the B.C. government is ... Full Article

Opinion: The new recycling plan is trash

Apr 04, 2014 - The provincial government is trying to fix something that isn't broken - and it's making a mess in the process. Full Article

Mineral rights for First Nations would promote mining investment: study

Apr 04, 2014 - Canada may be the top mining destination for investors worldwide, but it is not doing enough to keep its crown as it still needs to allow more... Full Article

Vancouver's Fortress Paper 'very disappointed' with China's pulp duty decision

Apr 04, 2014 - The Chinese government is sticking by its previous decision to impose a 13% duty on cellulose pulp coming from Canada, the U.S. and Brazil — ... Full Article

TransLink reports surplus, but still feels funding squeeze

Apr 04, 2014 - TransLink ended 2013 with a $47.9 million surplus, even as an ongoing funding hole continued to impact transit service and put several planned... Full Article

Infographic: Duvernay shale gas play

Apr 04, 2014 - The Daily Oil Bulletin has produced an interactive infographic that explains the major players, well results, land spending and many other...... Full Article

B.C. Lottery Corporation cuts jobs, budget

Apr 04, 2014 - Luck has run out for some workers at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation workers as the gaming organization cuts jobs and slashes operating... Full Article

Thurlow Street development kicks out Dollar Tree as it goes high end

Apr 03, 2014 - Concord Pacific is intent on making its Carlyle development at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow Streets fully high-end by ridding itself of low-... Full Article

WorkSafeBC fines Burns Lake sawmill owners $1 million

Apr 03, 2014 - The owners of the Babine Forest Products sawmill will have to pay just over $1 million to WorkSafeBC as penalty for its role in a deadly explosion ... Full Article

A handful of Canadians controls a third of the country's wealth: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Apr 03, 2014 - There are 86 residents in Canada who control the same amount of wealth as more than 12 million other Canadians, according to a Canadian Centre for ... Full Article

B.C. LNG export plant decision still several years away: Imperial Oil

Apr 03, 2014 - Imperial Oil Limited’s decision on whether to build a British Columbia LNG export plant is still several years away, top executives said... Full Article

B.C.’s high-tech sector outperformed economy in 2012

Apr 03, 2014 - There were fewer jobs in British Columbia’s high-tech sector in 2012, but wages in that sector spiked, according to a new report by BC Stats ... Full Article

UrtheCast releases its first images of Earth from space

Apr 03, 2014 - Vancouver’s UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) released its first images from the International Space Station (ISS) April 3.... Full Article

Exports and imports up in February: StatsCan

Apr 03, 2014 - Merchandise exports were up 3.6% in February, according to Statistics Canada data released April 3. Full Article

Sales and prices edge higher for Metro Vancouver homes

Apr 02, 2014 - Sales and prices for Metro Vancouver homes edged higher in March, according to statistics released April 2 by the Real Estate Board of Greater... Full Article

Opinion: What Adrian Dix wants to see in mill tragedy inquiry

Apr 02, 2014 - For all the faith chief coroner Lisa Lapointe has in her authority to get to the bottom of the Burns Lake mill tragedy, the opposition New... Full Article

Provincial government seeking comment for developing carbon capture and storage regulatory policy

Apr 02, 2014 - British Columbia’s Ministry of Natural Gas Development is in the process of developing a regulatory policy framework for carbon capture and... Full Article

Mature Chinese investors take “quantum” leap

Apr 02, 2014 - A "quantum leap" into foreign real estate by mainland Chinese investors is expected this year and three recent British Columbia sales show it may... Full Article

Buyer revealed in US$374 million Apache Corporation deal

Apr 02, 2014 - A buyer has been revealed in the US$374 million deal announced by Apache Corporation March 31. Full Article

How to break into tech? Let me count the ways

Apr 02, 2014 - Think that learning to code is out of your grasp? Think again.The talent crunch in Vancouver's booming tech sector has been widely documented,... Full Article

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