Melissa Edwards

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 2

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;; 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...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Duncan and the Cowichan Valley

Like the Comox Valley to the north, the Cowichan Valley, which forms much of the South Island, is coming into its own as foodie-tour paradise, its rolling roads dotted with wineries, creameries, cideries, artisan dairies and now even a tea farm and a salt maker. Once a mostly forgotten stretch...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Courtenay, Comox and the Comox Valley

The three connected centres of the Comox Valley—the main cities of Courtenay and Comox, and smaller Cumberland—are Central Island outliers because they haven’t really had to reinvent themselves at all. Their healthy farming and tourism industries, plus 19 Wing, B.C.’s only Canadian Air Force base, which employs roughly 1,500 military...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Powell River

“Two ferries can’t be wrong.” That wry local bumper sticker encapsulates the Powell River attitude: sure, the crossings make for a long trip to and from Vancouver, but so what? We have ocean views and beaches with some of the warmest ocean waters in B.C., we have affordable property, we’re...

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