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Mar 30, 2021
Province sweetens the pot for businesses aiming to cut pollution

If you have any doubt that industry is on board with the B.C. government’s climate change battle, ask Jacques Perron. As part of the Province’s recent announcement that it’s setting sectoral greenhouse gas (GHG) targets and boosting support for cleantech and other businesses aiming to curb emissions, the president and CEO of Pretium Resources explained how his Vancouver-based mining company is benefiting from the CleanBC Industry Fund...

Mar 29, 2021
The 2021 Business of Good Awards

We were lucky to get the inaugural Business of Good Awards off the ground right before the world shut down last March. This time around, the finalists had to do more than follow a great first act—they also needed to...

Mar 24, 2021
COVID has left British Columbians stressed and confused about their taxes: survey

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?” Mark Twain wrote. “The taxidermist takes only your skin.” British Columbians can relate, especially after the strange year we’ve had. Thanks to COVID-19, more than a third of us think this tax season is among the most stressful ever. That’s one of the takeaways from a new national survey for TurboTax Canada...

Mar 23, 2021
Who will triumph at the 2021 Small Business BC Awards? Meet the contenders

From Richmond to Terrace to Canoe, local small business have soldiered on in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Small Business BC Awards just celebrated those efforts by announcing a total of 30 top five finalists in six categories. Despite COVID challenges, the competition received a record 937 nominations representing 558 small businesses in 88 communities. (Some entrants were nominated in several categories.) Nominees had until March 8 to gather as many votes as they could from the...

Mar 8, 2021
Athena Pathways reaches milestone in helping women pursue AI and data science

When it comes to cutting-edge digital professions, one local organization is working with industry to help ensure that women don’t get left behind. Athena Pathways, which has financial backing from Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, has set a goal of helping 500...

Feb 24, 2021
AbCellera founder Carl Hansen calls for lower taxes on innovation

Scientist, entrepreneur, billionaire—Carl Hansen can now add tax wonk to his list of credentials, too. The founder and CEO of AbCellera Biologics revealed that side of himself by pushing for lower taxes on innovation during a virtual chat with Wendy Hurlburt, president...

Feb 22, 2021
BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards dangle $325,000 in prizes for 3 lucky winners

Got an innovative idea for the B.C. aquaculture industry? The provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF) and Innovate BC want to hear from you soon. Applications are now open for the 2021 BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards, which will see...

Feb 8, 2021
With inaugural awards, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade recognizes companies that have pivoted

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit B.C. last March, we’ve heard a lot about how businesses need to adapt and pivot in order to survive. Those that pulled off the trick have likely been able to do more than just stave...

Feb 3, 2021
Announcing the finalists for the 2021 Business of Good Awards

We thought launching the Business of Good Awards was going to be a tough ordeal. And sure, anytime you start an awards program, it comes with certain challenges. But in the end, our first annual celebration of local organizations that raise the...

Feb 1, 2021
To reduce B.C.’s climate disaster risk, shake up the logging industry: report

Like the rest of the world, B.C. is running out of time to head off the fires, droughts, floods and other natural disasters that the climate crisis will bring our way. The provincial government just got served notice that reforming...

Jan 29, 2021
Digital Supercluster and industry partners put their money behind helping young Canadians succeed in the digital economy

As COVID-19 pushes business to go digital, young Canadians on the wrong side of the technology divide just got a lifeline. On Thursday, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster unveiled the Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator, which helps support the nation’s recovery from the pandemic by providing tech skills to youth from communities underrepresented in the digital economy...

Jan 22, 2021
As the world electrifies, the mining industry will strike gold, Robert Friedland predicts

Robert Friedland returned to his old B.C. stomping grounds this week. The legendary mining financier delivered the opening keynote speech for AME Remote Roundup, a virtual edition of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s annual conference. Friedland joined attendees via video from Singapore, his home base...

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