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Melissa Edwards

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jun 12, 2019
Go Figure: Will it be another record-breaking year for tourism in B.C.?

Visitors from abroad to B.C. in 2018: Non-U.S. international tourists: Total revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: Provincial tax revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: 10-year growth: Tourism businesses operating in B.C. in 2017: Tourism industry jobs: Job openings expected by 2028: Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C.: Visitor nights...

May 3, 2019
Go Figure: Welcome to B.C's newest area code

When B.C. is expected to run out of phone numbers using all of the current four area codes. Between the launch of 604 and a second area code (250) Between this month's new code (672) and the previous addition (236) Share of B.C.

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

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

Mar 5, 2019
Go Figure: Gambling deals aces to B.C.'s economy

Sources: Statistics Canada, Angus Reid Institute, B.C. Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, BCLC, Globe and Mail, CBC News, BC Gaming Industry Association, Office of the Provincial Health Officer...

Feb 4, 2019
Go Figure: Hacking the numbers around digital security

As 1,000 policymakers gather in Victoria for the 20th annual Privacy and Security Conference from February 6 to 8, we look at how British Columbians are—and aren’t—thinking about what’s happening to their data

Dec 21, 2018
Go Figure: Munching the numbers on snacking

To honour the season of holiday binges, office party treat tables and nights spent cuddling up with a bowl of chips, we bite into the stats behind B.C. snacks

Nov 5, 2018
Go Figure: Recycling by the numbers

As the Zero Waste Conference comes to the Vancouver Convention Centre for its seventh annual national event (November 8 and 9), we examine how B.C. is leaning into the circular economy

Oct 18, 2018
Go Figure: The big impact of small business

As October brings a slew of local and national celebrations for small business—including B.C.’s Small Business Week, running the 15th through the 19th—we look at the big impact of little enterprise on this province

Sep 26, 2018
Go Figure: Is B.C. farmland a good investment?

B.C. farmland can be a sound investment­—especially if you’re a speculator looking for tax breaks

Aug 14, 2018
Go Figure: As DOTA2 competition hits Vancouver, B.C.’s video game industry powers up another level

Our province’s reputation as a video game hub moves up another notch with the “Super Bowl of eSports”

Jun 15, 2018
Go Figure: The raw numbers around the province’s sushi habit

Sources: Provincial health authorities; City of Vancouver; Spacing.ca; ChopValue Manufacturing; B.C. Ministry of Agriculture...

May 9, 2018
Why B.C.’s floriculture industry is blooming in challenging times

That’s how many locally grown tulips are sold at Burnaby’s United Flower Growers in May. During the company’s biggest month of the year, Mother’s Day and spring bedding season bring North America’s largest flower auction $4 million in sales—a 75-percent...

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