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Sep 22, 2017

BC economy forecast to grow faster than expected this year

Recommended reading from The Globe and Mail: Robust consumer spending is expected to spur BC’s provincial economic growth at a faster rate than originally anticipated. The Economic Forecast Council expects BC’s GDP to increase by 3 per cent in 2017, surpassing its previous forecast of 2.3…

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Sep 21, 2017

North Coast wind projects show signs of progress

DONG energy has signed a letter of intent with the NaiKun Wind Energy Group to pursue development of Canada’s first offshore wind project in BC’s Hecate Strait. This strait is home to one of the strongest, most consistent wind resources…

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Sep 20, 2017

Harbour Air flights imminent between downtown Vancouver and Seattle

Recommended reading from the Vancouver Sun: Beginning in Spring 2018, Vancouver’s Harbour Air and Washington’s Kenmore Air are planning to offer 4 daily flights between the downtown cores of Vancouver and Seattle. Bridging the transportation gap between the two cities…

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Sep 15, 2017

Record B.C. wildfire year has many small businesses teetering on the edge

The B.C. wildfires have vastly impacted small businesses around the province. Businesses, their customers, and suppliers are all feeling the effects of evacuation orders, which have undoubtedly resulted in a deep drop in revenues. Help from financial institutions and the government is offering some hope for B.C.’s small…

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Sep 12, 2017

Small businesses, Trudeau government headed for autumn tax showdown

In July, the Trudeau government announced a controversial tax proposal plan impacting small businesses. Concerned citizens are arguing that tax incentives targeted by the Liberal government are critical for Canada’s small business sector, encompassing crucial components of both provincial and…

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Sep 11, 2017

‘A Hail Mary Pass’: how the Port of Prince Rupert became a player in the world of global trade

The Port of Prince Rupert is home to Canada’s second-largest container handling facility, trailing only Delta, BC. BC’s ports operate efficiently, and have better proximity to Asia when compared with other ports in North America. As Prince Rupert’s new economic mainstay, the…

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Aug 07, 2017

Fires compound losses of harvestable timber in B.C.’s Interior

Recommended reading from CBC News: Mills across B.C. have shut down or greatly reduced operations as a result of wildfires occurring across the province. Industry analysts are noting possible compounding losses as fires decimate B.C.’s timber supply, finding many people out…

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Aug 06, 2017

Opinion: TPP 11 opportunity will sail into – or past – Vancouver

The Port of Metro Vancouver is burgeoning under the impact of global trade markets, and further opportunities could be realized through the ratification of a Trans-Pacific Partnership.  With TPP 11, revenue and job opportunities in BC could increasingly thrive by accelerating the movement of production…

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Aug 02, 2017

Vancouver maps out plan to help the city’s renters

Recommended reading from The Globe and Mail: Vancouver’s mayor and planners are promising a new initiative for rental housing aimed at aiding renters in a greater way. Once agreements have been finalized through individual pilot projects, city planners will mandate permanent policies…

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Aug 01, 2017

Governments need to get ahead of sharing economy curve, SFU researcher urges

From Airbnb to Uber, the sharing economy is playing an ever-increasing and prominent role within society. After examining the potential benefits of sharing economy applications, researchers at Simon Fraser University are urging governments to take heed and provide assistance in creating…

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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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