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Restaurant sector reflects on new B.C. payroll tax

The B.C. government’s plan to eliminate Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums on January 1, 2020, and introduce a new payroll tax has some restaurant owners concerned that the move will burden them...

Alberta boycott has B.C. wineries seeking overseas markets

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s decision to ban imports of British Columbia wine in her province is expected to cost B.C. winery owners about $70 million annually in sales unless they can find new...

Vancouver Airport Authority’s customs-kiosk business sets sail

Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) last month notched a business breakthrough and what it calls a world’s first when an America Cruise Ferries operation installed two VAA-made customs kiosks aboard...

Global News to cut nearly 80 jobs; 21 in Vancouver

Corus-owned Global News is cutting nearly 80 jobs across Canada, including 21 in Vancouver, which is the city that is hardest hit, according to union Unifor. Of the camera operators, reporters,...

Burrard Place redevelopment progresses

The second phase of Reliance Properties and Jim Pattison Developments’ Burrard Place development broke ground February 14 as workers stared excavating land at the corner of Burrard and Drake streets...

SPUD to open 74,000-square-foot warehouse in Burnaby

Vancouver’s Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) has partnered with a major Canadian grocer and will deliver that grocer’s online orders in Metro Vancouver out of a new 74,000-square-foot...

Juice maker Leading Brands to pivot into being a media company

Little more than a decade ago, Leading Brands Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX) was a Vancouver-based juice maker that regularly placed on Business in Vancouver’s list of the top 100 public companies in B.C. It is...

Tourism operators brace for a potential Alberta boycott

The spectre of retaliation by Albertans for B.C. government moves to limit oil shipments to the Canadian West Coast is stoking fear among some in the B.C. tourism sector. Fears that Albertans would...

New B.C. retail rules cause rifts in cannabis sector

The B.C. government’s plan to launch a chain of publicly owned cannabis stores and to license entrepreneurs to run cannabis dispensaries has unleashed a mix of excitement and frustration among...

TransLink reveals record 407 million riders in 2017

Metro Vancouver’s transit operator TransLink announced February 8 that it had a record 406,840,000 riders in 2017 thanks largely to a 12% jump in riders on the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain...