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Jul 27, 2017

Petronas cancels $11.4-billion LNG project near Prince Rupert

Recommended reading from the Vancouver Sun: On Tuesday, Pacific NorthWest LNG says it will not proceed with its massive BC project, which has been described as a “tough blow” by Chris Gardner, the president of the Independent Contractors and Business Association. The project…

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Jul 15, 2017

Microsoft president pushes Vancouver-Seattle tech corridor despite NAFTA doubt

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor agreement promises to grow life sciences, high-tech, clean technology and data analytics industries across BC – Washington borders, developing ties throughout the region with joint action in education, research, transportation, workforce development, and investment. Although NAFTA…

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Jul 12, 2017

Opinion: Railroads are the foundation of modern-day Canada

Port Metro Vancouver’s growth has been fuelled by a surge in the volume of containerized cargo, which is projected to double by 2035. This anticipated influx of container cargo highlights the need for BC’s transportation sector to work together in…

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Jul 07, 2017

Seeing the light: Oilsands, mining companies watch B.C. solar project with intrigue

Recommended reading from CBC News: The potential for putting renewable energy facilities on old mining sites is an intriguing option for many communities in BC. Kimberley ‘s SunMine solar field has reinvigorated the community’s economy through creating jobs while reinforcing…

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Jul 01, 2017

Val Litwin: Trade will play increasingly important role in BC business growth

In a globally uncertain trade environment, business communities in BC remain ambitious. The BC Chamber of Commerce surveyed BC business owners and found that 80 per cent expect to grow their operations through developing and expanding international trade initiatives over…

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Jun 29, 2017

Canada 150: What will BC look like 50 years from now?

From the Vancouver Sun: Over the next 50 years, BC’s economy is expected to have increasing business opportunities as the provincial population grows to 7 million. Metro Vancouver will face the challenges of having to build communities that can fend…

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Jun 27, 2017

Welcome to Mount Pixel

Over 3,700 people are being employed by an estimated 73 visual effects studios and companies in BC. The province is being noticed as a “global powerhouse” for visual effects, and this sector of the film industry is showing no signs…

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Jun 25, 2017

Vancouver International Airport, Musqueam band sign 30-year ‘friendship’ agreement

Vancouver International Airport has signed a significant act with the Musqueam Indian Band, honouring the band and their land by making them a part of the airport’s story in a more meaningful way: the Musqueam will share in the airport’s…

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Jun 23, 2017

BC business owners nervous about minimum wage hikes in wake of NDP-Green deal

Recommended reading from The Globe and Mail: In the midst of growing costs, business owners are concerned about the additional impact of a hike in BC’s minimum wage. Job creation could be hindered as businesses attempt to cut costs, and…

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Jun 18, 2017

Seaspan opens $44M Duke Point terminal for growing ferry freight load

The amount of traffic going to and from Vancouver Island is steadily increasing. Seaspan has acted on these growing demands, opening Duke Point’s new $44-million terminal. Many including Chris Good, a representative of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, are welcoming the new terminal as…

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Jun 16, 2017

Canada could squeeze profits out of port sales: C.D. Howe study

The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s most valuable port; C. D. Howe estimates the port’s equity stake is valued at up to $2.2-billion, making up the majority of the country’s four largest ports, which have a total estimated value of $3.4-billion. The…

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Jun 15, 2017

BC to lead Canadian economy in 2017: RBC

RBC’s quarterly economic outlook report is projecting BC’s economy will grow 0.4%, making the province a bright spot for Canada’s economic prosperity. Uncertainty remains around large energy projects in BC and softwood lumber disputes with the United States, but the…

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