Andrew Duffy

Swedish game studio buys Victoria’s Kixeye, deal worth up to $120m

In a deal that could be worth up to $120 million US, Sweden-based game software studio Stillfront has purchased Victoria-based game developer Kixeye. The deal, which makes Victoria the centre of the...

Oyster farmers use government funds to reseed beds

Oyster farmers on Vancouver Island, who have endured several difficult years, have this season taken advantage of a provincial fund designed to help stabilize the industry. More than 100 oyster...

Building vessels overseas maintains low fares: BC Ferries CEO

BC Ferries would prefer to build its vessels locally, but in order to keep fares affordable it has little choice but to use foreign shipyards, according to chief executive Mark Collins. During a...

Romance scams, CRA calls top fraud list across Canada

The scams may not have changed much, but the scammers behind them — idling in cyberspace or across phonelines — have become more sophisticated and aggressive resulting in massive losses for the...

Record year for Western Forest Products

Despite coughing up more than $43 million in softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products managed to realize a profit of nearly $70 million in 2018. According to financial statements, the...

New whale-watching outfit sails into Telegraph Cove

Troubled waters in Telegraph Cove have resulted in the oldest whale-watching outfit on Vancouver Island shutting its engines down and a Victoria-based enterprise expanding its operations. A dispute...

Rising multi-family assessments could trigger higher rents across B.C.

Landlord group says increased property taxes will force apartment building owners to raise rents or spend less on building maintenance

Langley’s San Group announces $70 m plan to build sawmill, manufacture wood projects on Vancouver Island

Calling it a return to forestry’s roots on Vancouver Island, a Langley-based company is betting heavily on the Alberni Valley with plans to build both a sawmill and a plant to manufacture wood...

B.C. government bumps up homeowner grant threshold

Land values have increased, but the vast majority of homeowners in British Columbia will still be eligible for the 2018 homeowner grant this year, as the provincial government has increased the...

Western Forest Products buys lumber-processing centre in Washington state

In a bid to offset the added costs of crippling American softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products has bought its first lumber-processing centre in the U.S. In a deal worth $9 million US,...