Tyler Orton

Influential Women in Business 2020: Gerri Sinclair

Renaissance woman: Gerri Sinclair jumped from Shakespearean scholarship ‘headlong into the fire’ of entrepreneurship

Name change casts doubt on B.C. government’s tech priorities

The ministry responsible for technology cuts the word ‘technology’ from its name

RBC warns of coronavirus spillover effects on Canadian economy

What happened: Economists say the Canadian economy is at risk of taking a hit due to the global impacts of the coronavirus Why it matters: The domestic economy was already in for a slowdown going...

B.C. e-scooter pilot zeroes in on first/last-mile challenge

B.C. communities will be able to launch pilots using the banned micromobility devices as early as this summer

Shopify to open Vancouver office, hire 1,000 employees

What happened: Ottawa-based tech company Shopify plans to open its first permanent office in Vancouver by late 2020 Why it matters: The firm will be hiring 1,000 workers for the new R&D...

Terramera lands US$3.5m investment as Series B round closes

What happened: Terramera secures additional funding for its Series B round Why it matters: The Vancouver-based company closes out the round with US$48.5m to develop its chemistry technology A...

B.C. tech cultivating opportunities in agriculture

Agri-tech seizing on major investments as farmers seek more sustainable practices

Uber vs. Lyft in Vancouver: Differences quickly emerge between prices, services

What happened: Uber and Lyft have begun operating in Vancouver after receiving authorization from ICBC, and provincial and municipal authorities Why it matters: Vancouver was previously the largest...

Big tech fish migrating to ‘small pond’ Victoria

Rising number of international companies are opening offices in B.C.’s capital

Uber and Lyft approved to operate in B.C., services may begin in 'next few days' (UPDATED)

What happened: Applications from Uber and Lyft to operate ride-hailing services in B.C. have been approved Why it matters: The province has long been promising the arrival of these services, years...