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World’s Most Liveable Cities: Canada Scores High Again

Canada ties Australia with three of the top ten most liveable cities in the world, according to the 2018 global ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The two countries accounted for 60 percent of the top ten, with Calgary, Alberta ranking fourth, Vancouver, British Columbia ranking sixth…

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Outdoor Theatre Thrives in Armstrong Spallumcheen

If you are traveling across southern British Columbia (BC) this August, you’ll want to stop in Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen to catch the unique and highly entertaining Caravan Farm Theatre.  The professional outdoor theatre company and registered charity performs its productions on a…

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Loving Victoria British Columbia: One Artist’s Take on BC’s Capital City

When I reflect on British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria, I think of a relaxed west coast vibe, great food and beautiful nature.  But there is more to this Vancouver Island city. Check out this great article by Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Jacque…

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Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa Make Global Quality of Life Top 20

Once again, Canada’s cities dominate the North American ranking of top cities for quality of life.  According to Mercer’s Quality of Life City Ranking, Vancouver, British Columbia (#5), the Ontario provincial capital of Toronto (#16) and the national capital of Ottawa (19) all made the top 20 i…

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Air Canada Rouge Connects Toronto and Kamloops

Travellers now have a direct route between Canada’s largest city and Canada’s “Tournament Capital.”  Air Canada is testing the route between Toronto, Ontario and Kamloops, British Columbia this summer to see if passenger traffic is sufficient to establish a permanent route.

The decis…

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Okanagan B.C. Out of Reach? Live the Dream in Lillooet

Anyone who knows beautiful British Columbia knows about the Okanagan – an oasis of sun and fun in the southern part of Canada’s westernmost province.  The region is halfway between the Pacific coast and the Alberta border, extending northward from the Canada/United States border for about 200 k…

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Experience Canada Through Movies

Perhaps you have not been to Canada but you have likely seen its stunning, diverse landscapes and character-filled cities in some of the biggest movies and TV shows. Canada is a great place to film movies and television shows because the costs are lower, the film industry labor force is exceptional …

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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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