Tyler Orton

PPE problem-solving puts B.C. innovators to test

Tech companies deploying projects aimed at fighting COVID-19 in as little as a week as government calls on private enterprise to help efforts

Gaps in 75% wage subsidy worry B.C. tech sector

What happened: B.C.’s tech sector is raising concerns about some provisions within Ottawa’s recently revised 75% wage-subsidy program Why it matters: Many West Coast tech companies may fall through...

Canada, U.S. in ‘productive’ talks amid medical-supplies row

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says delivery of medical supplies a 'two-way street'

Coping with COVID-19: SendtoNews

Company: SendtoNews Video Inc. Employees: 40  Challenge: The Victoria-based tech company is behind a video distribution platform for sports highlights that are showcased within online sports...

B.C. retains Hollywood North crown as sector generates $3.4b in 2019

What happened: B.C. production volume fell slightly compared with the previous fiscal year but it was still enough to come out as No. 1 in the country Why it matters: Data was compiled prior to the...

Trudeau sidesteps call to release COVID-19 projections

While the White House this week is offering stark estimates of COVID-19’s potential death toll, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is remaining tight-lipped on Canada’s own projections. The prime...

Revised 75% wage subsidy pegged at $71b

The federal government’s newly revised 75% wage subsidy now has a price tag attached to it: $71 billion. Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirmed the cost Wednesday (April 1), while clarifying part...

B.C. tech community, health authorities launch COVID-19 Supply Hub

What happened: Province launches new platform to manage offers for medical supplies Why it matters: The COVID-19 Supply Hub was built in just seven days as part of a private-public initiative to...

Trudeau urges recall of Parliament to pass more COVID-19 measures

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging the recall of Parliament to pass more economic measures to manage the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those measures is Ottawa’s newly revised 75%...

Ottawa to spend $2b on protective gear to share with provinces

Federal government accelerating efforts to boost domestic supply of medical equipment