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What the new 75% wage subsidy means for B.C. businesses

Ken Peacock couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow when the federal government unveiled a wage subsidy for small businesses earlier this month. “My main thought when they announced 10% only a week ago...

This drive-in 'social distancing' movie theatre is coming to Vancouver

"In light of arts spaces and cinemas across the country closing to aid with social distancing, we bring screen entertainment to families, delivering a fun time for all in a safe environment."

B.C. economy to contract at least 7%: BCBC

The Business Council of British Columbia is projecting an economic contraction of between 7-12% this year

COVID-19: BC preparing for the worst

BC health officials unveil plans for pandemic worst-case scenario, despite signs curve is flattening

Vancouver-led COVID-19 research project nabs $500k from Telus

A Vancouver-led research team developing treatments for COVID-19 has just landed $500,000 in funding from Telus Corp. (TSX:T). The West Coast telecom giant announced Friday (March 27) it would...

Ottawa boosts SMB wage subsidies from 10% to 75%

What happened: Federal government unveils new supports for small businesses, including significant boost to wage subsidy Why it matters: The government says measures will be more effective at...

Ready-to-launch COVID-19 projects can tap $250k from Genome BC

B.C. researchers with ready-to-launch projects applicable to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to tap into a new funding avenue that could deliver as much as $250,000. Genome BC, a...

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate to 0.25%

Canada's central bank has also launched a quantitative easing program to bring liquidity to Canadian markets

Software companies accelerate employment growth

Median one-year growth of B.C.’s biggest software firms increases by nearly 500%

Canfor joins other majors in slashing production

Production at Canfor’s B.C. mils to be reduced in response to COVID-19

B.C. expands 2-1-1 phone line that enables seniors at home to get help

B.C. government is providing United Way of the Lower Mainland with $50 million to fund the expansion

Swift action needed to prevent pandemic from devouring Canadian economy

With each day that passes with no word from Ottawa on a wide-ranging wage-subsidy program, our economy is slipping into perilous shock. We can buttress employment insurance programs with greater...