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Southeast Asia: Environment, rights on table

Chief justices and senior members of the judiciaries of the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met last week in Vietnam to discuss how their courts can work together to protect the environment and rights of indigenous

Teck posts record profit in 2011

Vancouver’s Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) has reported record annual profit of $2.7 billion last year. This was up 47% from $1.8 billion in 2010.

Telus launches super-fast LTE network in Vancouver

Telus (TSX:T) customers in Vancouver can now experience the kinds of wireless speeds that Rogers customers have had since October 2011, with the launch of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network. The network goes live Friday in Vancouver.

YVR sees year-on-year passenger increase

The Vancouver International Airport Authority (VIAA) significantly increased passenger counts in January at B.C.’s largest airport (YVR) thanks in part to Air Canada and WestJet posting stronger results than they did a year ago.

Metro Vancouver building permits flat in 2011

Total building permit values across Metro Vancouver rose 1% in 2011 compared with 2010, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association ’s (VRCA) analysis of Statistics Canada data released earlier this week.

Cabinet shakeup puts Coleman back in charge of liquor laws

Advocates calling for Victoria to liberalize B.C.’s liquor laws must once again deal with Rich Coleman , the man who oversaw those laws for much of the past decade.

Canada and China to set up $1 billion resource sector fund

Vancouver’s Canaccord Financial Inc. and the Import Export Bank of China (Eximbank) announced this morning plans to establish a US$1 billion fund to invest in the Canadian resource sector.

B.C. third among provinces in long-term economic growth: TD

TD Economics has projected B.C.’s annual real GDP growth 2016 to 2021 at 2.3%, third behind Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Bosa Properties wins $157,000 lawsuit

BC Supreme Court judge Austin Cullin has awarded Bosa Properties ( Edgemont ) Inc . $157,336 in damages after two homebuyers failed to pay the final purchase price for a Coquitlam condominium.

Bond appoints judges, promises justice reform

Attorney-General Shirley Bond appointed nine Provincial Court of British Columbia judges February 8 and hinted that innovative strategies for cutting justice system costs are on the horizon.