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BC Claims Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Vancouver and Abbotsford-Mission are forecast to be the fastest growing census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada this year, and Victoria is also expected to rank in the top 10, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018.

“The pace of growth in Vancouver an…

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2018 Investment and Development Looks Strong in British Columbia

Check out Peter Mitham’s article, “Big spending, big impact for B.C. development sector” in today’s Business in Vancouver.  The article summarizes much of the public and private sector non-residential development intentions for British Columbia expected in 2018.

Using Statistics Canada d…

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Amazon’s Second Corporate Office in Vancouver Expected to add 1,000 jobs

Amazon is expanding its corporate presence in Vancouver, British Columbia, doubling its presence in the coastal city and capitalizing on Vancouver’s talented technology workforce and Canada’s commitment to attract the best and brightest people from around the world.

 The expansion is expected…

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Quesnel Gets Creative to Attract Big City Dwellers

Check out this excellent campaign by Quesnel, British Columbia to promote a more balanced and affordable lifestyle to people struggling with the high cost and high stress environments of big city living.

Quesnel is a dynamic small city that is taking a progressive approach to investment attractio…

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British Columbia Small Cities and Towns Score Big on Trivago Rankings

British Columbia’s rural towns dominated the Trivago Best Value index list for Canada this year, claiming five of the top 10 spots. The index ranks small cities and towns that combine great value for money with hospitality and vacation fun.

The index revealed that Hope and Smithers secured the …

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Canada is Top Vacation Spot for 2017: New York Times

Looking for a great vacation in 2017?  Look no further than Canada.  It has been chosen by the New York Times as the number one place to visit this year.

According to the New York Times, Canada is “a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in …

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Canada Dominates List of Top Five Most Liveable Cities in the World

Last month, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its Global Liveability Ranking and Overview.  While Melbourne and Vienna captured the top two spots, the Canadian cities of Vancouver (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario) and Calgary (Alberta) rounded out the top five, illustrating the hig…

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Lillooet and Victoria Both Win $100,000 Toward New Playgrounds

In a surprise twist, two communities have won $100,000 for new playgrounds from the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA). BCAA Play Here and its partners will now deliver two, $100,000 play space transformations to the Lillooet Education & Cultural Centre (REC) and Victoria’s Torquay Ele…

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Top Four North American Cities are in Canada According to Quality of Life Survey

Mercer's quality of life rankings cover 230 destinations based on their Quality of Living Survey, which compares conditions in 440 cities in order to offer companies insight into how to fairly compensate employees when assigning them to international positions.

Vancouver, British Columbia(5) is N…

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Vancouver to Host Globe 2016 Business Innovation for the Planet Conference

Following the success of COP21 climate talks in Paris,  solutions-minded business people will mobilize around the transition to a low-carbon economy at GLOBE 2016which brings together nearly two thousand business and government leaders from more than 50 countries to network, collaborate and adv…

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Vancouver Climate Pledge Builds on Goal to be the World’s Greenest City by 2020

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson today announced the launch of Vancouver’s Climate Pledge, demonstrating the commitment of Vancouver-based businesses to addressing climate change internationally while building a green economy locally. The announcement, made as the Mayor concludes his visit to New Yo…

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Federal Government Invests $1.5 million in Aboriginal Tourism in British Columbia

Today, the federal government announced an investment of $1,500,000 for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) to grow and develop the Aboriginal cultural tourism industry in British Columbia (B.C.).

The project, which is part of AtBC’s Five-year Aboriginal Cultural Tourism…

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Fitness-minded Squamish Proposes New Domed Soccer Facility

Squamish sports enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting announcements for a new sports facility in the community.  If they get their wish, a new $5 million covered facility, second turf field and fully equipped clubhouse could be added to the Brennan Park Recreation Centre by late summer.  The proposed con…

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Canadian Cities Rate High in New Quality of Living Survey

The Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings identified Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto as the top North American cities based on Mercer’s quality of living criteria.  Mercer is an international consultancy focused on talent, health, retirement and investments. It helps multinational companie…

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Federal Government Invests in British Columbia Technology Sectors to Foster U.S. Investment

Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $900,000 in funding to the Alacrity Foundation of British Columbia (Alacrity) to drive economic growth and facilitate United States (U.S.) investments for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Canada. Specifically, thi…

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Technology and ICT Employment Boom in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia is one of Canada’s technology hotspots.  The west coast city has a reputation for creativity and innovation that attracts skilled technology entrepreneurs from around the world.  The information and communications technology (ICT) and other technology sectors …

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Canada's Tree-filled Communities are Good for your Health

Even Canada's large cities, like Ottawa and Victoria, are renowned for their green spaces.  Of course, Canada's small towns look like they have been carved right out of the forest.  Visit places like Squamish or Quesnel, British Columbia and you get a sense of the immense amount of forest that sti…

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Lillooet Garlic Business is a Sweet Success

A First Nations (Native American) Community Garden has blossomed into a business success in Lillooet, British Columbia.

The Ucwalmicw’s Community Garden, a food security initiative of the T’it’q’et First Nation in Lillooet, is now selling 100 percent chemical-free (no pesticides or herbic…

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Humble Squamish is Destination of Choice According to New York Times

Squamish, British Columbia recently made the New York Times list of top 52 places to visit in 2015.

Anyone who has visited Squamish appreciates its stunning West Coast beauty and easy-going lifestyle.

International media attention like this will undoubtedly bring more tourists and investors to thi…

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Squamish is Home to Tesla Motors’ First Electric Charging Station in Canada

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors opened its first Canadian charging station earlier this week, choosing the beautiful town of Squamish, British Columbia as the location. 

Squamish is strategically located between Vancouver and Whistler, providing Tesla owners with uninterrupted charging opti…

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