Tyler Orton

Hootsuite CFO leaves for General Fusion

What happened: Greg Twinney has been appointed the new chief financial officer of General Fusion Why it matters: His move from Hootsuite comes shortly after the social media management company’s CEO...

Vancouver’s Semios cultivates US$75m for crop health

What happened: Agtech firm Semios raises US$75 million Why it matters: The company is among a growing number of B.C. tech firms specializing in agriculture that are drawing big dollars from...

Revenue climbs in B.C. cleantech, but wages falling behind: report

What happened: West Coast cleantech industry forecasts revenue to reach $3.5b Why it matters: Revenue growth in the nascent sector could top more than $1.1b in a single year While delegates wrap up...

B.C. regulator’s ride-hailing rejection draws criticism

Board cites concerns over company’s business model among reasons to refuse licence

Regulator approves two more B.C. companies for ride hailing

What happened: Provincial regulator grants ride-hailing licences to two B.C. companies Why it matters: Uber and Lyft may have a bit of first-mover advantage but they’ll soon be getting some local...

Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons opens L.A. studio

What happened: Local animation house continues expansion plans with opening of L.A. studio Why it matters: Increased demand for content from streaming services is putting the pressure on producers...

B.C. adds 3,400 jobs in January while snowy weather hurts workers

What happened: B.C.’s unemployment rate fell notably last month, while the province added jobs to the workforce Why it matters: The West Coast had been on a losing skid throughout much of 2019 B.C....

Business council downgrades B.C.’s economic forecast

What happened: The Business Council of B.C. expects growth within the provincial economy to slow compared with its last forecast Why it matters: While the country has the country’s lowest...

B.C. shutters innovation commission after two years

What happened: The B.C. government has decided not to reappoint its innovation commissioner after two back-to-back terms Why it matters: The creation of an innovation commission was among the...

Film industry touts 70 signatories for B.C.-led sustainability pact

What happened: Industry pact garners support from more than 70 organizations since launching two months ago Why it matters: Film and TV industry has been pursuing efforts to reduce emissions and...