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Jan 15, 2018
Which Vancouver celebrities should run for mayor?

In the wake of Gregor Robertson’s announcement that he won’t run for mayor in the municipal elections this October, it looks like the contest is wide open. While candidates from the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) and the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) decide...

Jan 10, 2018
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson won't seek re-election

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson dropped a surprising piece of news on reporters and citizens alike today by saying he wouldn’t be running for re-election in October of this year. Robertson, who was first elected mayor in 2008, said the choice was “one of the hardest decisions” of his life and “intensely...

Jan 3, 2018
Q&A with Lift Cannabis CEO Matei Olaru

There’s not much use in trying to predict the year to come; just look at how little success prognosticators have had in the past. But if there’s one thing we’d wager on in 2018, it’s that the cannabis market in Canada...

Dec 19, 2017
Vancouver tech company lands big deal with Silicon Valley investment firm

ACL Services Ltd., a Vancouver-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider that helps governments and some of the world’s largest companies manage risk and avoid fraud, just revealed that it has taken its first investment. And what an investment it is. ACL will put the $50 million from U.S. venture capital firm Norwest toward research and development, as well as sales...

Dec 11, 2017
Semifinalists announced for Small Business BC Awards

The public has spoken, and now the fates of numerous small businesses are in their own hands. Small Business BC has announced 10 semi-finalists in 10 categories for its 15th annual awards. Members of the public voted for their favourite businesses, which are now encouraged to submit a detailed application. The lists of...

Nov 23, 2017
15 UBC-sponsored companies try to snag investments through elevator pitches

At first it was tough to get the crowd quiet at the inaugural Pitches and Pitchers (it was hosted at a bar, get it?) event on November 22. But once people settled down, organizers had no problem getting them to listen. The 15 companies were onstage at Mahony & Sons’ downtown location thanks to...

Nov 16, 2017
Parksville has the highest percentage of homeowners in British Columbia

Metropolitan areas lead B.C. in percentage of renters Among cities and municipalities with more than 5,000 people, Parksville leads British Columbia with the highest percentage of homeowners. Almost 82 per cent of home dwellers in the Vancouver Island city own their property, according to recently released data from the 2016 census. Other areas...

Nov 14, 2017
Q&A with Manjit Minhas, CBC Dragon and CEO of Minhas Craft Brewery

Manjit Minhas was studying engineering at the University of Calgary when she and her younger brother, Ravinder, began importing private-label spirits for a chain of liquor stores owned by their parents. In 2002, the family started importing beer; four years later, after they bought one of the oldest U.S. brewers, Joseph Huber Brewing...

Nov 6, 2017
Federal government allocates funds to Okanagan-based concussion app

The Progressive Activation and Concussion Education (PACE) mobile app seeks to inform parents how to best respond to concussions suffered by their children. Once a doctor gives a concussion diagnosis, the app identifies trigger symptoms and shows how to deal with them at home and in school. PACE will be available...

Nov 3, 2017
Amazon unveils plans for new Vancouver office, partnership with First Nations Technology Council Inc. announced a second Vancouver office today, and no, it’s not the coveted second headquarters for the tech giant that the city is bidding for. But what some executives and reporters were calling H2 Lite is impressive in its own right. The 4,500-square-metre space at 402 Dunsmuir Street, scheduled to open in 2020...

Oct 23, 2017
Nominations are open for the Small Business BC Awards

A pop-up shop on Vancouver’s Main Street that might sell necklaces during the day before housing an intimate concert at night; a German deli in Delta run by a certified “Fleischer Meister”; a North Vancouver boxing gym that preaches diversity and inclusion. These are just some of the companies vying for...

Oct 23, 2017
Vancouver-based Plastic Bank wins UN award, is slated to meet the Pope

Another United Nations climate change conference, another prestigious award for the Plastic Bank, a Vancouver-based company that has fought to bring a halt to ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank will receive one of 19 Lighthouse Momentum for Change Activity awards at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) summit, which runs from November 6...

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