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Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 15

Nov 10, 2017
B.C. investment fund wins third straight Thomson Reuters Lipper award

Vancouver fund manager David Barr’s winning streak continues. On November 8 in Toronto, the PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. president and portfolio manager took home yet another Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award. This is the third consecutive year that value investor Barr’s...

Nov 9, 2017
BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association taking steps to resolve “crisis”

The BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association is trying to make proactive moves to fight what it calls “short and long-term challenges.” The association recently met with 20 chefs and cooks from across Metro Vancouver to discuss how best to address a skilled worker shortage that promises to persist. The group has held two sessions where...

Nov 8, 2017
FlyOver ride takes wing to Iceland

Flown over Canada? Soon you’ll be able to see and feel Iceland from a great height, too. Next year the island nation’s capital, Reykjavík, will become home to FlyOver Iceland, modeled after Vancouver’s busy FlyOver Canada virtual flight attraction. Since Vancouverites Stephen Geddes...

Nov 7, 2017
12 B.C. companies make Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Canada’s Top 100 Employers, an editorial competition that recognizes the best workplaces in the country, has released its 18th annual list. Twelve B.C. organizations made the top 100: ACL Services Ltd. (Vancouver), BC Public Service (Victoria), Best Buy Canada Ltd. (Burnaby), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (Vancouver), ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.

Nov 6, 2017
Retailers can’t see the way forward in online-dominated market

In the wake of the recent Sears Canada bankruptcy, it seems that every brick-and-mortar retailer is fighting to survive against the swell of online purchases that dominate the market. According to a new report from accounting and advisory firm Deloitte Canada, more than 60 per cent of retail executives know they...

Nov 2, 2017
Taxi-hailing app Nekso to launch in North America in early 2018

Nekso is coming home. The tech startup, originally built by Toronto-based Blanc Labs, has operated a taxi-hailing app in South America since it was founded last year. On November 1, the company announced that it will be bringing its business into Canada and the U.S. So far, Nekso has raised US$6.5-million as part of the...

Oct 31, 2017
Site C Poll: The results may surprise you

When Mustel Group asked 300 people across B.C. last August what they thought should happen to Site C, half (50.4 per cent) overall recommended proceeding, 26.5 per cent said it should be terminated, and 23.1 per cent wanted it put...

Oct 31, 2017
Which cities have the most sustainable urban transportation systems?

Every city’s transportation system has its own peculiarities, but anyone who travels knows some are better than others. The Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index assesses the quality and sustainability of mobility systems in 100 cities around the world using 23 indicators...

Oct 26, 2017
Local auction house ranks 11th worldwide

Heffel Fine Art Auction House, headquartered in Vancouver and Toronto, is the only Canadian auction house to be ranked in world's top 250 auction houses by American art industry publication Art + Auction. Heffel placed 11th in the annual list, which is based...

Oct 25, 2017
Postmedia strikes deal with Indochino worth more than $40 million

Postmedia and Vancouver-based men’s apparel retailer Indochino are joining forces, with the former granting some $40 million in “media dollars” to the latter in exchange for a share of its revenue. Before journalists get too amped up about the idea of a...

Oct 25, 2017
8 future-proof jobs

Over the coming decade, an Intelligence Revolution will drive exponential change in the world of work. That’s the message of a report from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Deloitte Canada. The three forces driving this change: machine learning—computers...

Oct 25, 2017
Downtown Vancouver posts four-year office vacancy low

Well, now we know why it’s impossible to find parking in downtown Vancouver. In its third-quarter report, CBRE Inc., an international real estate services firm with an office in Vancouver, found that the city's downtown office vacancy rate has dropped to 5 per cent. That's the second lowest in North America...

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