Emma Crawford Hampel

Feds announce plan to ban single-use plastics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today the federal government plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Some of the items to be banned include plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates...

BCSC can enforce order against fraudster now living in U.S., Nevada court rules

For the first time ever, a court in the United States has recognized an order from the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC). A Nevada court has ruled it will enforce a $21.7 million BCSC...

Rogers Media buys Vancouver-based podcast company Pacific Content

Rogers Media (NYSE: RCI) has purchased Pacific Content, a Vancouver-based sponsored-content podcast company, for an undisclosed amount, the telecom giant announced May 1. According to Rogers,...

Greater Vancouver home sales continue to slide: BCREA

Total Greater Vancouver home sales dropped 31.6% year-over-year in March, according to new data from the British Columbia Real Estate Association. A total of 1,745 units changed hands in the month,...

Canada grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes

Effective immediately, all commercial passenger Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft are prohibited from arriving into, leaving from or flying above Canadian airspace. The move comes three days after an...

Anthem Properties partners with Crestpoint to purchase Victoria’s Tillicum Centre for $110m

Vancouver’s Anthem Properties Group Ltd. has partnered with Toronto-based Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. to purchase Tillicum Centre from RioCan for $110 million, the companies announced...

Kirk Woodman, VP of White Rock-based Progress Minerals, found dead in Burkina Faso

Kirk Woodman, vice-president of exploration for White Rock-based Progress Minerals Inc., was abducted by unidentified individuals in Burkina Faso January 15 and has since been found dead. According...

ICBC interim rate hike approved by BCUC

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved ICBC’s request for a 6.3% interim rate increase, to go into effect April 1. The next step is a public review process. Members of the...

Canadian inflation slows as energy prices drop: StatsCan

Consumer prices in Canada increased 1.7% year-over-year in November, according to Statistics Canada data released December 19 This is the smallest 12-month increase since January, down from 2.4% in...