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Nov 13, 2015
Pattison Group shuts down canning operations in Prince Rupert
Mary Beach

No Can Do The Canadian Fishing Company, Canfisco, part of the Jim Pattison group of companies, alerted the UFAWU-Unifor yesterday that it is closing the canning lines in Prince Rupert. The reason? Both the supply of salmon and the demand for fish in its canned form, are dwindling– making the costs...

Nov 10, 2015
65 per cent of British Columbians want to legalize pot: poll
Felicity Stone

Coastal cannabis According to a new Forum Research poll, the Liberal government’s promise to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana promise is especially popular in B.C. (68 per cent) and Atlantic Canada (75 per cent), compared to 59 per cent of Canadians overall. Residents of B.C. and Atlantic Canada are also the...

Nov 5, 2015
Metro Vancouverites oppose viaduct removal: poll
Felicity Stone

Poll positionsMost Vancouverites are skeptical about the benefits of removing the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts, according to an Insights West online poll. Just 36 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents polled are in favour compared to 40 per cent opposed and 23 per cent unsure. While more than half feel removal...

Nov 5, 2015
The consolidation of the community newspaper industry
T Melanson

LIFE AFTER PRINT? Four online-only news sites that are popular with locals Vancity Buzz | VancouverCastanet | Kelowna250 News | Prince GeorgeEnergeticcity.ca | Fort St. John 2015 may mark the end of the two-newspaper town in B.C. Declining ad revenue has led to rapid consolidation in the industry, with B.C.’s two newspaper conglomerates (Surrey-based Black Press and...

Aug 24, 2015
A better Yelp? Tangoo's different approach to dining
Steve Burgess

Do dragons give second chances? Depends on the TV show. If it’s Game of Thrones, unlikely. But as Paul Davidescu discovered, going down in flames is not necessarily fatal on Dragons’ Den. Last November, viewers of the CBC show watched as the local entrepreneur failed to score an investment deal...

Aug 17, 2015
The trouble with Yelp
Steve Burgess

One sure way to guarantee someone will say something nice about you on Yelp: buy an ad and say it yourself. Advertising sales have made the site an online titan. But Yelp advertising has also been a consistent wellspring of controversy. Last year Dr. Alan Boyco, official optometrist of the Vancouver...

Aug 12, 2015
Newspapers are dead? Tell that to B.C.'s ethnic press
T Melanson

Conventional wisdom has it that newspapers are dead, right? Well, somebody forgot to tell B.C.’s ethnic press. “Mainstream media has always been slow in recognizing the ethnic market,” says Harbinder Singh Sewak, publisher of Post Group Multimedia’s three newspapers—the Asian Pacific Post, South Asian Post and Filipino Post—which together distribute 100,000 copies throughout...

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