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May 27, 2009
BCBusiness Online Wins PopVox Award for Best Website Design
BCBusiness D.B.

Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 29, 2009 – BCBusiness Online has been awarded the New Media BC’s PopVox Award for Best Website Design. Launched in 2007, PopVox Awards is a Vancouver people’s choice award for the digital media industry driven by a democratic online voting process. Content creators from across the digital media sectors nominate their own work online, and then it’s up to the public to decide who wins.

May 26, 2009
Burrard Street Bridge in Fog
Ben Oliver

7:10 a.m. The Burrard Street Bridge in fog.

May 26, 2009
Aye, Prepare To Be Boarded. By Lawyers
Tony Wanless

Not like those Somalis with their swift boats and rockets who like to terrorize the world’s shipping lanes. Apparently we’re worse because we usually law-abiding Canucks are terrorizing the world’s largest movie, music and software makers. This is supposed to be true because the “authoritative” Conference Board of Canada says...

May 26, 2009
Pleased to Meet You
David Allison

In which BCB's new branding and marketing expert, David Allison, blogs a few words of introduction. Pleased to meet you. As this is my first blog post for BCBusiness Online, let me introduce myself, and tell you what I hope...

May 21, 2009
A $7-million First Nations Regeneration Fund
Tony Wanless

It looks like the B.C. economy of this century is going to include aboriginals – who were so ignored by the one of the last century. A new $7-million “first Nation Regeneration Fund” will give aboriginals access to capital to become co-owners of some run-of-river power projects.

May 19, 2009
The Idea Economy Arrives
Tony Wanless

Most reporting and commentary, including this blog, concentrates on problems, complaints, arguments, and just plain bitching. But I’m going against the grain for a change and concentrating on some of the good. In particularly, I want to highlight how the Vancouver region appears to be reinventing itself to become a...

May 13, 2009
BC Liberals Win 2009 Election
Tony Wanless

By the end of today, you’ll have been inundated with analysis of why the Liberals won the BC election. Most will centre on how the economy swung it for them. Voters facing perilous economic times, according to the general opinion...

May 12, 2009
Complaints: Vote and Vote Often
Steve Burgess

What do STV and Hugo Chavez have in common? Everyone’s got a stimulus package these days. B.C.’s version seems to be ballot based. Last fall it was municipal and federal votes providing government-funded subsidies, and now the May 12 general provincial election looms, with its promise of rich harvests for those who toil in advertising, printing and property-rental fields, among others. It’s a wonder no one is running on a platform of full employment via monthly votes.

May 12, 2009
Travelling to Kathmandu, Nepal
Steve Burgess

Travelling to Kathmandu: For many, Nepal's capital is a launch point to the Himalayas. But there's plenty in town to take your breath away too. It’s important I understand about the garbage. The garbage is not an everyday thing, the Hotel Shanker desk clerk assures me. There’s some kind of strike going on.

May 12, 2009
Culture: Yoyo Ma, Children's Festival & Top Girls
J Bucher

MUSIC: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach I write these previews mainly because I think you’ll be interested in going to the event. But here I hesitate: I don’t want the competition for tickets to see one of classical music’s pre-eminent performers play Bach’s...

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