Tyler Orton

Vancouver tech mainstay ACL rebrands as Galvanize

What happened: Vancouver-based software firm ACL has changed its name to Galvanize Why it matters: The rebrand comes ahead of long-term plans for an initial public offering After more than a year...

B.C. adds 5,900 jobs in April as country posts highest gains in 43 years

What happened: B.C. adds 5,900 jobs to the provincial economy in April Why it matters: The province maintains the lowest unemployment rate in the country, putting further pressure on a tight labour...

Film and TV sector seeks to rewrite Vancouver’s service-town role

The Pacific Screenwriting Program last month graduated its first Vancouver-based class of film and television writers amid what one producer calls a ‘mini-boom’ for writers’ rooms

Vancouver plunges down list of top global startup ecosystems

What happened: Vancouver falls nine spots to land outside the top 20 list of top global startup ecosystems Why it matters: The city is losing ground to emerging ecosystems while levels of funding...

Has Hootsuite hit its business ceiling in B.C.?

Vancouver’s most recognizable tech company cut jobs last month following earlier efforts to sell the firm

Gina Singh: A job ‘meant to be’

BC CFO Awards winner's position at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation materialized years after the hospital helped her through a difficult pregnancy

TransLink begins public consultations for 30-year plan

What happened: TransLink officially launches first phase of public consultations for Transport 2050 plan Why it matters: The plan will guide regional priorities for transportation for the next 30...

Vancouver's Hootsuite lays off workers

What happened: Vancouver-based Hootsuite Inc. is laying off an undisclosed number of workers Why it matters: The local tech darling has been the centre of speculation over an initial public offering...

Spare raises $6m, launches on-demand transit partnership with Mitsubishi

What happened: Spare Labs Inc. raises $6 million in seed funding round led by Mitsubishi Corporation Why it matters: Spare’s technology is helping cities and transit authorities manage...

Can B.C. employers and workers mix with 996?

A 9 a.m.-to-9 p.m., six-day workweek not as far-fetched for B.C. as some think: experts