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Apr 25, 2014
Skills Shortage Is a Relative Term

If there’s a skills shortage in B.C., it is not spread evenly across all sectors. That’s the message delivered by top executives from diverse industries at a Vancouver conference on April 24. A panel of employers at the Putting B.C. to Work conference held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel told widely...

Apr 23, 2014
I Spam, You Spam, We All Spam

Canada’s anti-spam legislation takes effect July 1, and if you thought it doesn’t affect you, think again. The wide-ranging law covers all commercial electronic messages: that could mean any e-mail, text, tweet or Facebook message that is business-related. “That’s the irony of the legislation,” says Chris Bennett, a partner with Davis...

Apr 16, 2014
Goldcorp Loses Takeover Bid

Goldcorp. Inc.’s hostile takeover bid was thwarted today when Osisko Mining Corp. of Montreal announced its board of directors has approved a competing joint bid from Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., both of Toronto. Osisko values the Yamana-Agnico Eagle bid at $8.15 a share, or a total...

Apr 3, 2014
Goldcorp Undeterred by White Knight

The latest twist in Goldcorp Inc.’s hostile takeover bid for Osisko Mining Corp. of Montreal sees no resolution in sight, with Goldcorp reiterating its original offer following Osisko’s claim that it has found a white knight to ward off the hostile bid. Vancouver-based Goldcorp launched a hostile takeover bid on Jan.

Mar 28, 2014
B.C. Leads Canada in Home Renos

British Columbians are the biggest spenders in the country when it comes to home-renovation planning, according to a poll released Thursday by CIBC. Forty-two per cent of B.C. homeowners plan to renovate within the next twelve months, according to the poll, conducted by Neilsen Consumer Insights on behalf of CIBC. That’s...

Mar 17, 2014
'The Dorothies' Find a New Home

“The Dorothies,” a pair of 81-year-old Kerrisdale homes, purportedly named after wives of the original owners, were moved today to a new location a couple of blocks away. The homes, originally situated on West 43rd Avenue near MacKenzie Street, were slated for demolition but won a last-minute reprieve when developer...

Feb 28, 2014
Alberta Brewery Expands to B.C.

Alberta’s biggest brewer wants a piece of the B.C. action. Big Rock Brewery Inc. this week finalized the lease on a space at the corner of West Fourth Avenue and Alberta Street in Vancouver, where it plans to open a brewery that will include a tasting lounge and restaurant, along...

Feb 28, 2014
B.C. Economy to Grow, With or Without LNG

The B.C. economy is well positioned for growth in the near term, but celebrations of a boom may be premature. That’s the conclusion of a panel of experts speaking at the sixth annual Surrey Regional Economic Summit on February 27. Building an LNG industry from scratch would be “transformative,” according to...

Feb 24, 2014
China Drives Port Growth

Port Metro Vancouver today released its 2013 year-end statistics, revealing an overall increase in cargo traffic of nine per cent, to a record 135 million tonnes. Bulk cargo accounted for the biggest share of combined inbound and outbound traffic, at 93 million tonnes, and the biggest share of that was outbound...

Feb 18, 2014
'Disciplined' Budget Offers No Surprises

Finance Minister Mike de Jong tabled the 2014 budget today, projecting surpluses of $175 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and $184 million the following year. Describing it as a “disciplined” budget, de Jong offered no big surprises in spending cuts or increases. The budget does not specify tax...

Feb 14, 2014
Bomber Brewing Opens to the Public

The latest member of Vancouver’s family of microbrewers, Bomber Brewing Corp., opens its doors to the public for the first time today, filling growlers and selling cans to go from 2:00 to 7:00. The take-away-only event is a teaser for the opening of Bomber’s tasting lounge next week. Bomber occupied the...

Jan 27, 2014
Clark Sees a Bright Future for Mining

Premier Christy Clark delivered the message prospectors wanted to hear when she delivered the keynote speech to open this year’s week-long Mineral Exploration Roundup conference. “In our province there is absolutely no doubt that the resource industry is the foundation of our prosperity,” she told the packed ballroom at the Westin...

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