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Manufacturing & Transport

May 31, 2019
The Future of Work: Commuting without cars
Ryan Stuart

What if Elon Musk, Uber and Boeing are wrong? All three predict that the future of commuting revolves around a personal vehicle: Musk dreams of underground tubes bypassing gridlock, autonomous cars are Uber’s focus, and Boeing sees air taxis flying over street traffic. “Those ideas assume we just want more of...

May 7, 2019
Location, location, location: 3 things Canadians look for when buying a house
Juan Rivera

“Close to transit” might just be the best three words a family can hear when searching for a house. Real estate powerhouse Sotheby’s International Canada and market research firm Mustel Group released the results to its Family Home Ownership Trends Report: Neighbourhoods “in Transit,” which sought to investigate location factors that...

May 1, 2019
Prefab homes could solve housing shortages in B.C. and abroad
Frances Bula

Louie Quilt hefts a sheet of drywall into a box about the size of a cabin sitting in the middle of the shop floor, the next step for what will become a compact studio apartment for a not-so-well-off resident of...

Apr 29, 2019
Newmont-Goldcorp merger and other mega-deals help shore up Canada’s mining industry
Juan Rivera

Waters remain turbulent, but the country’s mining industry seems to be coming out of the storm. Although the sector took a hit on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year, recent mega-deals could help right the ship, according to PwC Canada’s latest Canadian Mine...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver ranked most expensive city to build in nationally, 14th in the world
Juan Rivera

Those building in the Lower Mainland, like those living in it, are feeling the squeeze. Vancouver is Canada’s most expensive city in which to build and the 14th priciest in the world, according to U.K.-based professional services firm Turner & Townsend’s latest International Construction...

Apr 4, 2019
Go Figure: B.C.’s wine industry by the numbers
Melissa Edwards

Sources: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture Canada, B.C. Wine Institute, BC Liquor Distribution Branch, Statistics Canada...

Apr 1, 2019
His company is one of the leading installers of electric vehicle charging stations in the Lower Mainland
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Some people contemplate for years about what they’ll do after high school. The day he graduated, Taylor Ross got a call from a family friend who owned an electrical company. He started work the following Monday. The Pemberton native...

Apr 1, 2019
He learned to like trucking through supply chain management
Felicity Stone

For much of his life, Carlton Ee, whose Malaysian immigrant father founded Burnaby-based Rolls Right Trucking in 1976, had no interest in trucks. “What I did actually have a passion for was third-party logistics and supply chain management,” he says.

Mar 28, 2019
Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles driving CleanBC program
Juan Rivera

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Vancouver International Auto Show, one booth to the far right of the main hall was often overlooked. Attendees may not have realized that the bland space sporting a table with what looked to...

Feb 28, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in March
By BCBusiness

GET SMARTAre you a startup looking to add a digital edge to your business? Or a professional who wants to stay in the loop with emerging technology? Learn about advances in the field and how they can help businesses at...

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