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Nov 29, 2016
Ottawa approves Trans Mountain pipeline, Line 3, but turns down Northern Gateway
Marcie Good

The federal government has approved two major crude oil pipelines, including the controversial expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line to Vancouver. The $6.8-billion project will nearly triple the capacity of an existing pipeline, moving a mix of oil products...

Nov 28, 2016
West Vancouver residents oppose new rental buildings
Felicity Stone

A proposal to build two infill low-rise apartment buildings in West Vancouver is opposed by neighbouring residents, who argue it would obstruct views and create more traffic. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday...

Nov 24, 2016
$5.5 million for ho-hum in MacKenzie Heights
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2868 West 36th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $5,480,000 MLS: R2113657 The skinny: Six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 4,534-square-foot house on a 7,800-square-foot lot in MacKenzie Heights. The bling: It’s getting crazy out there. You know it; we know it. You’re feeling like it’s time to scale back...

Nov 22, 2016
What will the end of coal power mean?
Marcie Good

A federal plan to aggressively phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030, roughly 10 years ahead of schedule, was announced by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Monday. The plan is a cornerstone of the Liberals' move to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas...

Nov 21, 2016
Meet TAMI: coming to an office near you
Felicity Stone

B.C.’s growing tech industry has influenced office space function and design to such an extent that commercial real estate firm Colliers International has coined an acronym to describe and track the sector: TAMI (Technology, Advertising, Media, Information). In a recent...

Nov 21, 2016
Lunch with Lucy: Salt Spring Coffee's Mickey McLeod on brewing controversy
Lucy Hyslop

It’s not often you hear a CEO talking about the upside of LSD while discussing business. But then lunch with Mickey McLeod—the “still-a-hippie-at-heart” president and CEO of Salt Spring Coffee Company and pioneer of organic coffee—was never destined to be...

Nov 17, 2016
$7.5 million for a place to hunker down in style
Fiona Morrow

Address: 771 Highway 97 South, Peachland Price: $7,499,000 MLS: 163846 The skinny: Six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 10,000-square-foot lakefront house on 20 acres in the Okanagan. The bling: It’s all getting a little much out in the real world, and you don’t like being brought down by...

Nov 17, 2016
Location, lifestyle and a non-stop views makes False Creek a prime location for developments

BCBusiness + Concord Pacific False Creek offers a West Coast lifestyle that sounds idyllic but is 100 per cent true in every aspect! A morning paddle followed by coffee with a mountain view, a five-minute commute to the office, dinner with...

Nov 15, 2016
Burnaby startup acquired by GE Digital in a $153-million deal
Marcie Good

A startup that moved from Silicon Valley to Burnaby and helped BC Hydro establish its network of smart metres has been acquired by GE Digital in a US$153-million deal. Bit Stew Systems co-founder and CEO Kevin Collins called the deal “a...

Nov 14, 2016
Canada pays First Nation $49 million for land in Nanaimo
Felicity Stone

The Snueymuxw First Nation has accepted a $49,148,121 land-claim settlement from the federal government. It is compensation for a 32-hectare piece of land taken from the Vancouver Island First Nation in the 1800s in what is now downtown Nanaimo. Ninety-eight...

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