Vancouver fintech FI.SPAN raises $4m, eyes international expansion

Company plans to double Vancouver workforce and expand into U.K. and Australia

What are we reading? December 13, 2018

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: I’m reading The Milkman, the originally structured (no...

B.C. Supreme Court orders unlicensed Vancouver cannabis stores to close

Owners of 28 stores argued in court that the city had no constitutional right to license them

Why the Huawei clash may not affect Canada’s 5G deployment

If Ottawa were to re-evaluate ties to Chinese tech giant, one expert says there are still enough 5G players in the ecosystem to fill in the gaps

Canada announces details for phasing out coal power

Natural gas features in switch from coal power

Casa Minerals discovers new zone at its Pitman project in B.C.

Casa Minerals (TSXV: CASA) has discovered a new zone at its Pitman gold project near Terrace, B.C., 1 km south of the Golden Dragon gold discovery it made earlier this year. Prospecting, rock and...

B.C. rental task force calls for end to ‘renovictions’

A government-appointed rental task force is calling for an end to “renovictions” by allowing residential renters to stay during renovations to their suites. It’s one of 23 recommendations for the...

Most Canadians feel merrier about their personal finances than they did last Christmas

As a complex and challenging 2018 comes to an end, Canadians report little change in their economic status compared with one year ago. In a nationwide Research Co. survey conducted earlier this...

Keep union certification secret ballot, panel recommends

Some proposed changes to law would benefit unions; others are praised by businesses

Rent hikes, low vacancy rates persist

For renter households, the latest data from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s annual Rental Market Survey is unlikely to be a surprise. While not universal across the province, 2018 marked another...

Potholes ahead on BC NDP’s road map to a low-carbon future

Approximately 10 years after the B.C. carbon tax was introduced to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and politicians were jetting around the world to receive accolades for work they didn’t do, we now...