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Sharc founder nominated for Manning award

Lynn Mueller nominated for innovation in heat recovery

Winning the battle to rebuild B.C.’s BuildDirect

Company shifting business model to B2B after exiting creditor protection, says new CEO

More BC NDP detours on the road to ride-hailing services in B.C.

There is natural disruption in business. It hurts, and I know this from personal experience in media. Then there is natural defensiveness against disruption in business. It hurts, too, and again I...

B.C. fintechs ‘sweet spot’ as targets for major financial institution acquisition

PayPal has invested more than $800 million in B.C. financial technology firms since 2017; Central 1 pursues equity stake deal with local startup

Nanaimo cannabis-grower Tilray has Nasdaq IPO

Shares surge 87% in the first day and a half of trading

What are we reading? July 19, 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: Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, one of the early...

UPDATED: B.C. offers 500 more taxis; ride-hailing waits until fall 2019

The B.C government says it’s working to get 500 more taxis added to the roads throughout the province, a key recommendation from a long-awaited report on the taxi industry. When ride-hailing...

Canada’s first centre for low-energy building launches in Vancouver

Mayor Gregor Robertson and various industry professionals were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (Zebx) Centre for Excellence July 19 at Simon Fraser...

Clean fuel standard should be last resort: expert

Ottawa should only implement national clean fuel standard if national carbon pricing fails: C.D. Howe

B.C. leads Canada for increase in debit- and credit-card spending in Q2: Moneris

British Columbians increased their spending on debit and credit cards in 2018’s second quarter by 4.6%, according to new data from Moneris. This is the highest jump in the country and 1.3 percentage...

B.C. job creation stalls, but province’s job vacancy rate still high

After several years of torrid job growth and a steadily falling unemployment rate, B.C.’s labour market looks to have cooled off. In particular, job creation has come to a shuddering halt so far in...