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Port of Prince Rupert creates 2,200 jobs in two years

Port of Prince Rupert creates 2,200 jobs in two years

Increased activity at the Port of Prince Rupert created 2,200 full-time jobs over a two-year period, according to a new economic impact study. The study, conducted for the port by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc .
Feds fund Vancouver Island rail restoration

Feds fund Vancouver Island rail restoration

In a move that is welcomed as a major economic gain for Vancouver Island, the federal government has committed to funding the final $7.5 million installment to restore the Island’s old E&N railway.
Seaspan to cash in on $5.2 billion Canadian Coast Guard contract

Seaspan to cash in on $5.2 billion Canadian Coast Guard contract

Ottawa’s decision to renew fleet could mean even more shipbuilding contracts for North Vancouver company
Container cost crunch to squeeze exporters in B.C.

Container cost crunch to squeeze exporters in B.C.

International shipping lines are set to jack up their rates to recoup last year's losses as B.C. exporters struggle to maintain their market toe-hold in Asia
Port Metro adds backing to Canada-Japan free-trade talks

Port Metro adds backing to Canada-Japan free-trade talks

Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is welcoming plans, announced early this week, for Canada and Japan to launch negotiations for a free-trade agreement between the two countries.
Glencore likely to retain control of Viterra's B.C. grain terminals

Glencore likely to retain control of Viterra's B.C. grain terminals

Regina-based terminal operator to be acquired by Swiss commodities giant in $6.1 billion deal

Legislation to aid social finance sector

Proposed new corporate structure would promote socially focused enterprises, but limit what they can pay out to investors
Floatplane dispute heads to court, claims breach of lease

Floatplane dispute heads to court, claims breach of lease

New floatplane terminal Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (VHFC) has delivered on its plan to take BC Pavilion Corp. (PavCo) and Harbour Air Ltd. to court in a bid to have Harbour Air's nearby facility shut down.
Car2go to expand Vancouver network this April

Car2go to expand Vancouver network this April

Car2go Canada Ltd. announced yesterday it will expand its Vancouver operations to meet the growing needs of its more than 10,000 members.
Mayors' council calls for vehicle levy or carbon tax

Mayors' council calls for vehicle levy or carbon tax

TransLink ’s mayors’ council has urged the transportation minister to approve a series of legislative changes that would provide $30 million per year to fund transportation improvements without hiking property taxes.