Melissa Edwards

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 5

Feb 16, 2016
By the numbers: luxury car sales boom in B.C.

And with this month’s auto show at the Vancouver Convention Centre expected to break 100,000 in attendance, 2016 is looking to keep up. “There was the biggest implosion in our industry globally in 2008,” says Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C. “Now we...

Jan 29, 2016
By the numbers: Vancouver's worsening transit woes

Increase in Metro Vancouver’s transit ridership between 2004 and 2014 320,000 Estimated daily ridership of a proposed underground Broadway transit line by 2041 500,000 Number of times each year a person is left standing by full buses on the Broadway corridor The Lower Mainland's population has increased by 38,000 in the year since the mayors...

Jan 18, 2016
The concerns over B.C.'s new Water Sustainability Act

59% Share of Okanagan water used for agriculture 5% Share used to maintain golf courses $2,700,000,000 Estimated cost to California’s economy due to drought last year 18,000 That’s how many groundwater wells must be licensed under B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act, in effect this month. Under the old system, water users—farmers, frackers, bottlers, cities—who drew from...

Dec 2, 2015
Ripe Rides wins over B.C.'s Public Transportation Board

Average number of taxis per 1,000 people 1.08 in Canadian Cities 0.72 in Metro Vancouver 0.43 in the Greater Victoria Area $53.12 That’s the estimated after-tax cost, assuming no delays, of a 10-km trip with Ripe Rides, Vancouver’s latest–and legal–taxi alternative. After a year of lobbying, bylaw amendments and vehicle shipment delays, the app-based ride company...

Sep 25, 2015
Entrepreneur of the Year 2015: Emerging Entrepreneur finalists

Working for his uncle’s excavation business from the age of 12 gave Trevor Styan, now 28, the skills for civil construction, but the family enterprise also taught him the values for leading a successful team. “You need to be a little more humble, a little more personable and understand what...

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