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Trying to bridge Canada’s archipelago of envies – again

Pro-resource organization starts national dialogue on resources, western alienation

Horgan and BC NDP face tough tests in their mid-term exams

It is easy to overstate junctures in a government’s history as important, but there is no doubt that John Horgan’s BC NDP administration finds itself neck deep in mid-term competence tests. Start...

Gastown Strategy Group links with Seattle’s Strategies 360 in PR firm merger

Strategies 360 to have offices in 12 states, Washington D.C., Jakarta and Vancouver

Red tape ties entrepreneurs’ hands in Canada’s cannabis rollout

Last year, Canada legalized cannabis. With the promise of a public health/science-based approach, many existing organizations and newer ones all formed in a queue with stars in their eyes, and their...

How augmented reality goes mainstream

When the Pokémon Go craze was at its peak in 2016, it seemed augmented reality (AR) had finally gone mainstream. Flash forward more than three years and Ross Finman, the head of AR at software firm...

B.C.’s payroll counts dip slightly in August

B.C. non-farm payroll counts in August gave back a portion of the increase recorded in July. Total payroll counts fell 0.3% to 2.35 million persons following the prior month’s 0.8% gain. Despite...

Earnings up for B.C.’s most profitable companies

Province’s mining, retail and wholesale sectors drive largest portion of growth in profit

BCLDB to start phasing out plastic bags later this month

Rollout with start on Vancouver Island, and spread to Metro Vancouver in February

What are we reading? November 14, 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: Do we need to reconsider the value of economics? Might...

Bus drivers will proceed with further transit strike action November 15

Unifor, the union representing bus operators and transit maintenance workers, has announced that today’s transit strike talks failed to reach a fair resolution. Unifor Western Regional Director...

Eight arts events to check out in Vancouver this winter

There’s no shortage of arts events to keep you warm this winter. So bundle up and get out there. Exploring Indigenous identity through dance Indigenous dance gets a contemporary twist Nov. 20 to 24...