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B.C. housing market, population post gains

Annual July-over-July population growth in B.C. remained moderate in 2019 with the province growing by 70,170 persons or 1.4%. While decelerating from a 1.6% gain in 2018, this was consistent with...

A close look at metrics reveals weakness in Canadian economy

With the federal election on the doorstep, now is a good time to look at where Canada stands in overall prosperity and assess how the pronouncements being made by the party leaders stand up against...

More temporary foreign worker protections on the way in B.C.

Statistics Canada has estimated that there were 101,945 unfilled positions in B.C. during 2019’s first quarter, up 10% from the same quarter in 2018. As in the rest of Canada, employers in British...

GVBOT names Edelman executive as new president and CEO

Bridgitte Anderson is first woman to helm Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in its 132-year history

Liberals silent, Conservatives backtrack on birth tourism fix

Conservative Party of Canada “supports” birthright citizenship despite rising instances of birth tourism

Pinnacle inks deal with Japan for wood pellets

Pinnacle to see exports increase, but struggles to find wood waste supply

What are we reading? October 17, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief: Two lengthy pieces examine Amazon, one on Jeff Bezos’...

Strike ends at Hyatt, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle hotels

Workers ratified an agreement that provides raises of up to 25%

Celeb chef David Chang to open Momofuku Noodle Bar in Vancouver

As it turns out, when Seth Rogen took celeb chef and restaurateur David Chang on a food tour of Vancouver, it wasn’t just a fling. Chang, the host of the new Netflix series Breakfast, Lunch &...

Vancouver terminal operator hops aboard with blockchain-backed TradeLens

What happened: Global Container Terminals will deploy the IBM-Maersk TradeLens platform at its four North American terminals Why it matters: A blockchain-backed system has the potential to save the...

Five Surrey ridings up for grabs with dissipated ‘red wave’

All five ridings in Surrey went to the Liberals in 2015; in 2011, they won zero

Newcomers to Canada buy one in every five homes: study

Immigrants, workers and refugees are investing in their new Canadian lives and having a significant effect on real estate demand, finds Royal LePage