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Manufacturing & Transport

Apr 18, 2018
Numerology: The B.C. industry constructed around late payments
Melissa Edwards

As April brings the province’s first annual Construction Month, independent contractors are struggling under the weight of insurance and loan interest while they wait for clients to pony up, says BCCA president Chris Atchison. “Smaller contractors are refusing to work...

Apr 16, 2018
Arc'teryx uses its location to its advantage
Ryan Stuart

Arc’teryx Equipment’s massive new factory may be lean and designed for efficiency, but nothing rushes through the place. Take the Alpha SV: workers spend 192 minutes and almost 200 steps turning a bucket of parts into the popular alpine jacket.The Alpha...

Mar 26, 2018
Gear Shift: RC Products barks up a new tree
Felicity Stone

RC Products Ltd., which makes pet gear in a South Vancouver warehouse, doesn’t have a doorbell or buzzer, but arrivals don’t go unnoticed. Knock once, and a chorus of barking dogs announces your presence. There are usually about 10 pooches...

Mar 15, 2018
Watercooler: What's in a car name?
Steve Burgess

What’s a Camry? Is there an English translation of Acura? Is Qashqai a New Delhi game show? How many calories are there in Previa? Should I be concerned if my doctor says I have a severe abdominal Lexus? Car brands are...

Mar 7, 2018
How do you solve a problem like ICBC?
Felicity Stone

Between March 5 and April 5 at 4 p.m., the provincial government is collecting public input on the best way to determine insurance rates for vehicle owners. There are several ways to participate: • Complete the questionnaire on the B.C. government website. • Submit...

Feb 9, 2018
Numerology: Digging into B.C.’s cargo and warehousing industry
Melissa Edwards

That’s how many people work in the B.C. transportation and warehousing industry—and judging by the focus of this month’s Cargo Logistics Canada conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre, they need to prepare for a sea change brought on by robotics...

Jan 17, 2018
Vancouver city council votes to implement bike lane on Cambie Bridge after feisty debate
By the Editors

On January 17, Vancouver city council approved a motion to build a separated bike lane on the Cambie Bridge. The construction will reportedly be completed this summer and cost taxpayers $600,000. The money will come from approved portion of the city’s current budget, under a section entitled “Active Transportation Corridors and Spot...

Jan 8, 2018
Canadian airline sued over treatment of passengers
By the Editors

Air Passenger Rights, a Canadian advocacy organization based in Halifax, has filed a lawsuit against Montreal-based Air Transat and the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). In July 2017, passengers were kept aboard two Air Transat flights that had been diverted due...

Nov 29, 2017
FLO a Canadian company at the forefront of the EV revolution

BCBusiness + FLO There’s an undeniable trend in the automobile industry: more and more people are making the switch to plug-in electric vehicles, and the numbers demonstrate that this momentum is here to stay. However, one of the main impediments to the proliferation...

Nov 17, 2017
Rocky Mountaineer and founder Peter Armstrong take two honours
By the Editors

Rocky Mountaineer is on the right track. At a recent ceremony in Toronto, the Vancouver-based rail tourism company received the 2017 Private Business Growth Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and professional services firm Grant Thornton LLP. Founded in 1990...

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