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Plant-based protein trend feeds business expansion

Growing consumer appetite for meat alternatives helping expand market for tofu makers and others

Insider trading: October 15, 2019

The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.’s public companies filed in the week ended October 8. The information comes from a...

Who's getting sued: October 15, 2019

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court.

Coalition could find common ground on taxes

Foreign-homebuyer, luxury goods taxes likely under minority

Action on energy efficiency needed now

Do something. That’s now a familiar call to arms from climate action advocates. But most don’t readily have practical science-based specifics on what that something is that governments and businesses...

Canadians would welcome crackdown on bogus online news: poll

A few years ago, the most recurrent joke about social media was related to the arrival of “your parents” to Facebook. It was time for young Canadians to scrap all those photographs where they found...

BC Green Party stock set for fall in wake of Weaver’s departure

If you like to play the long game in your career, then there is an attractive new job opening. You can be leader of North America’s most successful party whose defining theme will increasingly occupy...

Accelerate Okanagan names new CEO after nine-month search

What happened: Accelerate Okanagan names new permanent CEO following nine-month search Why it matters: The technology association is embarking on efforts to expand the tech sector in the Okanagan...

Employment sinks in B.C. with 8,400 jobs lost in September

What happened: Jobs in B.C. declined significantly on a monthly basis Why it matters: The province and the nation were on different paths in terms of jobs growth last month B.C.’s dominance in the...

Earnings rise as job vacancy growth slows

Non-farm payroll data pointed to solid labour market conditions in July, albeit with soft patches within various sectors. Average weekly earnings edged higher on a month-to-month basis by 0.1% to...

Final French federal leaders' debate centres on environment, Bill 21; China issue broached

The final French-language debate for federal leaders heading into the election later this month was more orderly than the English affair three days ago - when candidates took turns shouting over one...