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  • Canfor earnings surge on lumber price spike
    par Nelson Bennett le 22/10/2020 à 11:41

    The first of B.C.'s three forestry majors released third quarter financial results Thursday that confirm an "unprecedented" surge in lumber prices this summer that has reversed some of financial losses in the latter part of 2019 and earlier part of 2020. Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP) reports operating […]

  • B.C. records 274 new COVID-19 cases – fourth record high in last six days
    par Glen Korstrom le 22/10/2020 à 10:00

    The run-up in the number of newly discovered COVID-19 cases in B.C. continued October 22, with 274 infections identified in the past 24 hours, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry told media.  This is the fourth record-high number of daily cases in the past six days, and it puts the average […]

  • B.C. politicians should lift mute button on China’s human rights: top critic
    par Graeme Wood le 22/10/2020 à 9:57

    B.C. politicians shouldn’t dodge human rights issues in China, particularly if they want to continue engaging with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) following this Saturday’s provincial election. That’s the position of MP Garnett Genuis, Canada’s opposition critic for […]

  • What are we reading? October 22, 2020
    par BIV staff le 22/10/2020 à 9:06

    Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor The ever-eloquent Josh Marshall on how the chaos and criminality of the Trump era has undermined our capacity for shock: “The sad truth is that we’ve gotten used to this – the casual law-breaking and bad acts, the aping of foreign […]

  • 41% of B.C. workers ready to leave jobs amid pandemic: survey
    par Tyler Orton le 22/10/2020 à 8:36

    What happened: New survey results show impacts of pandemic on B.C. workers Why it matters: As B.C. moves into the cooler months, the impacts may become more pronounced Just as the pandemic is fraying much of the economy, it also appears to be fraying the nerves of British Columbians in the […]

  • B.C. legal cannabis sales reach record high in August, more than triple that of last year
    par Glen Korstrom le 22/10/2020 à 7:29

    Statistics Canada data shows that the legal cannabis sector in B.C. is putting down roots, as consumers spent a record high of more than $36.5 million on that industry’s products in the month of August. This is the eighth straight month of record sales for legal cannabis, and it is more than […]

  • Horgan: increase in COVID cases not because of election
    par Hayley Woodin le 22/10/2020 à 6:13

    Weddings, funerals and social gatherings – not the province's general election – are behind B.C.'s second wave of COVID-19, said BC NDP leader John Horgan. "I'm confident British Columbians should be safe, confident and secure going to vote," Horgan said on Thursday. The […]

  • Nanaimo fish cannery gets full MSC cerification
    par Nelson Bennett le 22/10/2020 à 6:11

    Raincoast Trading, one of the last remaining fish canneries in B.C., has received a sustainability stamp of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for all of its products. MSC certification is the world's most recognized label for certifying seafood as sustainably caught. […]

  • Tsilhqot’in endorse Horgan’s NDP
    par Nelson Bennett le 22/10/2020 à 5:51

    The Tsilhqot’in First Nation, which battled the B.C. government in court for years to win rights and title to traditional territory, are throwing their support behind John Horgan’s NDP in the provincial election. The Tsilhqot’in National Government has announced its formal […]

  • B.C. film sector worth $4.1b in 2019 while industry gathers steam amid pandemic
    par Tyler Orton le 22/10/2020 à 3:30

    What happened: Report reveals B.C.’s broad film sector spent $4.1b last year Why it matters: Much of the B.C. film industry was put into stasis mode in 2020 at outset of pandemic A new report is shining the spotlight on B.C.’s entertainment economy, estimating the film, TV, visual […]

  • More than two in five owners of gas-burning cars ready to go electric: poll
    par Mario Canseco le 22/10/2020 à 1:00

    In November 2018, the United States reached a milestone in the adoption of environmentally friendly transportation, as the one millionth electric vehicle hit the road in the country. At the time, Canada was home to almost 100,000 electric car owners. With several jurisdictions establishing lines […]

  • Acts of genocide, organ harvesting occurring in China: House of Commons subcommittee
    par Graeme Wood le 22/10/2020 à 12:03

    China is committing acts of genocide against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in the autonomous region of XinJiang, a House of Commons subcommittee on international human rights has declared. On Wednesday, members of the non-partisan subcommittee issued a statement that said, after studying the […]

  • Hudson's Bay announces new division to capitalize on real estate values
    par Frank O'Brien le 21/10/2020 à 10:13

    A plan by Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) to unlock the real estate values of its vast property holdings could run into dramatic price differences among its holdings in Western Canada. On October 19, the venerable retailer, founded in Canada in 1670, announced it had formed HBC Properties and […]

  • New COVID-19 infections in B.C. top 200 in a day for first time
    par Glen Korstrom le 21/10/2020 à 9:52

    The spread of COVID-19 has never been more prevalent in B.C., as the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) confirmed 203 new cases in the past 24 hours, on October 21. This is the third record high number of cases in a day in the past five days. The BCCDC identified a record 172 cases of the […]

  • Surrey police force can set new bar for Indigenous people: Chief
    par Graeme Wood le 21/10/2020 à 9:44

    Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell says a new police force in Surrey can provide a blank slate for a new Indigenous policing strategy. The recently minted Surrey Police Board, to which Chappell is a member, announced October 15 it has approved the development of an “indigenization […]

  • Candidates from all B.C. parties urge end to background checks for retail cannabis employees
    par Glen Korstrom le 21/10/2020 à 8:47

    Candidates from all major B.C. political parties have said that they support ending the province’s “worker security verification” system, which usually includes criminal-record checks and other probing into the lives of people who want to work at legal cannabis stores. No such […]

  • B.C. 2019 workplace deaths match record high
    par Jeremy Hainsworth le 21/10/2020 à 6:49

    B.C.’s 2019 workplace death rate matched a record high of 203 set six years ago, with two thirds of those accepted as WorkSafeBC claims at a cost of almost $1.34 billion, a jump of $113 million. The rate dropped in 2015 but has crept back up as the number of injuries increased year over […]

  • WATCH: B.C. economic debate
    le 21/10/2020 à 6:18

    See the event page here: Join Business in Vancouver online as the three major political parties debate their policies for the British Columbian economy. Over 90 minutes they'll be questioned by BIV journalists on their ideas for pandemic relief, for resources and the environment, and for spending […]

  • Half of ballots may be cast already for Saturday's provincial election
    par Cindy E. Harnett, Times Colonist le 21/10/2020 à 5:45

    B.C.’s election day is on Saturday, but half the ballots may have been cast already. Nearly 800,000 ballots had been received by Elections B.C. as of late Monday through in-person voting at advance polls and mail-in votes. More mail-in ballots are in transit ­ in the postal system and […]

  • Woman claiming to help Chinese students and tourists defrauds B.C. investors of $3m: BCSC
    par Emma Crawford Hampel le 21/10/2020 à 5:07

    A woman who had previously received a removal order from Canada has defrauded three B.C. residents – two in Richmond and one in Vancouver – of $3 million dollars, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) alleges. Meiyun Zhang convinced two of the individuals to invest in her […]

  • Vancouver council approves drug injection site for downtown
    par Mike Howell le 21/10/2020 à 4:24

    Vancouver city council has approved a supervised drug injection site downtown and further directed staff to work with health providers and police to find other locations for sites across the city where data shows the greatest risk of overdoses. Council’s decision Tuesday allows Vancouver […]

  • Benefits firms see rise in demand for mental-health programs
    par Albert Van Santvoort le 21/10/2020 à 1:00

    Seven months into the COVID-19 crisis, a growing number of companies are looking for ways to adjust their benefit packages to help support employees in the unprecedented uncertainty created by the pandemic. Now that more is known about COVID-19 and the initial panic sparked by the virus has […]

  • B.C.’s September rebound is stronger than expected
    par Bryan Yu le 21/10/2020 à 7:00

    B.C.’s labour market performance was surprisingly strong in September, with employment up 2.3% or 54,800 persons. This followed a 0.6% gain in August and outpaced the national increase of 2.1%. With the latest gain, the gap from pre-pandemic February employment narrowed to 3.7% or fewer than […]

  • BC NDP silent on China’s human rights; ambiguous on Belt and Road Initiative
    par Graeme Wood le 20/10/2020 à 10:39

    The BC NDP remains silent on whether or not it will continue to support the further encroachment of China’s Belt and Road Initiative into British Columbia, if elected. “The B.C. government regularly works with foreign countries, including China, when it comes to trade and industries […]

  • New COVID-19 infections stay high, as the positive-test rate rises above 3%
    par Glen Korstrom le 20/10/2020 à 9:51

    The number of new COVID-19 cases in B.C. remains as high as it has ever been, with an ominous 666 new cases in the past four days – a record for that stretch of time. In just the past 24 hours, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control identified 167 new cases – with almost […]

  • Liberals pledge to strengthen privacy laws, improve data access
    par Jeremy Hainsworth le 20/10/2020 à 9:17

    The B.C. Liberal Party says it will work with the province’s information and privacy commissioner to strengthen laws and continue a review of those laws halted by the election call. Commissioner Michael McEvoy has made multiple recommendations to improve B.C.’s Freedom of Information […]

  • TransLink CEO to depart in February
    par Tyler Orton le 20/10/2020 à 8:49

    What happened: CEO Kevin Desmond set to leave TransLink Why it matters: The job move comes as the transit authority still grapples with impacts of COVID-19 The head of TransLink is planning to make a departure from the regional transit authority in early in 2021. Kevin Desmond, who joined […]

  • September overdose deaths down from August
    par Jeremy Hainsworth le 20/10/2020 à 8:44

    B.C. drug overdose deaths in September decreased 15% compared with August but were 112% higher than September 2019, the BC Coroners Service said Oct. 20. There were 127 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in September, compared with 60 for the month last year and 150 this August. That […]

  • Surrey mayor boots RCMP advocate from council chamber
    par Graeme Wood le 20/10/2020 à 8:43

    Turmoil erupted at a Surrey city council meeting Monday night after Mayor Doug McCallum ejected an advocate of the RCMP from the chamber for violating speaking rules.   Ivan Scott, coordinator of the Keep the RCMP in Surrey group, which opposes the ongoing transition to the Surrey Police […]

  • Aid to small business a day late and dollar short: Furstenau
    par Nelson Bennett le 20/10/2020 à 7:44

    Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau, who has done most of her campaigning on Vancouver Island, made a whistle-stop Tuesday in the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky riding – one she thinks could go Green in the October 24 provincial election. Meanwhile,New Democrats have been campaigning heavily in […]

  • Canadians report worsening mental health in pandemic: Angus Reid
    par Graeme Wood le 20/10/2020 à 7:10

    More Canadians are reporting isolation and loneliness as the country heads into winter and the threat of more social and economic restrictions from a second surge of COVID-19 cases looms, an Angus Reid Institute (ARI) poll shows. “As Canadians have become more isolated, many are voicing […]

  • Three in four Canadians want government services to be available online post COVID-19
    par Delta Optimist le 20/10/2020 à 6:26

    COVID-19 is transforming the way Canadians use their identity documents and how they prioritize accessing services digitally. According to a new survey from Interac Corp., three in four Canadians (75 per cent) say government services should be accessible online instead of in-person, with […]

  • Suburbs besting Vancouver’s downtown office pace
    par Western Investor le 20/10/2020 à 6:12

    Vancouver’s downtown office sector has seen sublease space increase by 347 per cent this year, pushing the vacancy rate from 4.2 per cent in the second quarter to 5.7 per cent as of the third quarter, according to a survey by JLL Canada. In comparison, Metro Vancouver’s suburban office […]

  • 171 B.C. doctors, dentists sign letter to City of Vancouver supporting mandatory mask use
    par Chuck Chiang le 20/10/2020 à 5:56

    A group of B.C. doctors and dentists – the same group that previously petitioned the provincial government to adopt a mandatory face-mask policy in August – has put its support behind a Vancouver city councillor’s proposal to make masks mandatory in civic facilities. Masks4Canada […]

  • Pandemic highlights risk of cyber security breaches, need for protection
    le 20/10/2020 à 5:01

    With businesses and public institutions more reliant on technology than ever, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of good cyber security, which will be the focus of an upcoming panel providing advice to prevent breaches. Paul Armitage, a partner at Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office […]

  • Parties offer clear choice on direct stimulus spending in B.C. election
    par Glen Korstrom le 20/10/2020 à 3:08

    The competing parties in B.C.’s 2020 election offer voters contrasting choices as to whether the government should give money back to British Columbians during the pandemic – and if so, how much. One issue voters will decide is the preferred strategy for a revitalized economy, and […]

  • 7 seasonal B.C. beers from around the province to fall in love with this autumn
    par Lindsay William-Ross, Vancouver Is Awesome le 20/10/2020 à 7:00

    British Columbia's talented craft brewers have been busy capturing the flavours of the season, perfect for your next can, bottle, or glass of the sudsy stuff. You can taste your way around the province this fall thanks to the BC Ale Trail's picks for some awesome autumnal examples of delicious […]

  • Canucks' food program scores with local charities
    par Chuck Chiang le 19/10/2020 à 10:42

    COVID-19 health restrictions have severely hampered the business operations of Metro Vancouver’s sports teams, but Canucks Sports & Entertainment is finding part of the solution – in charity and community service. Since March 10, Vancouver’s NHL franchise has seen its […]

  • Henry says B.C. is in second wave of COVID-19 pandemic
    par Albert Van Santvoort le 19/10/2020 à 10:36

    B.C. is in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at her daily pandemic press conference Monday.  In addition to announcing a total of 327 new cases and two new deaths between Sunday and Monday, bringing the total number of cases so far in […]

  • 13 staff test positive for COVID-19 at Surrey meat processing plant
    par Burnaby Now le 19/10/2020 à 10:11

    Fraser Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at J&L Beef Ltd., a meat processing facility, after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among staff working at this location. To date, 13 employees of the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health said in a […]

  • IEEFA spars with Conference Board on LNG prospects
    par Nelson Bennett le 19/10/2020 à 9:08

    Liquefied natural gas will either be a major economic boon for the Canadian economy, or a dud, depending on which recent report you favour. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) on Monday published a report responding to an earlier economic analysis by the […]

  • New oil spill base to be built at Beecher Bay
    par Nelson Bennett le 19/10/2020 à 6:07

    The industry-funded organization responsible for containing and cleaning up oil spills in B.C. has signed an agreement with the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation to build a new spill response base on Vancouver Island. The Western Canada Marine Response (WCMRC) is spending $150 million on […]

  • Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in previous recession
    par Jock Finlayson, Ken Peacock le 19/10/2020 à 3:30

    Following massive job losses in March and April, the number of people working in the province has been rebounding for five months now, punctuated by a healthy 55,000 jump in September. True, employment is still nearly 100,000 below the level in February. But at one point almost 400,000 workers had […]

  • Editorial: Election 2020’s failure to communicate
    le 19/10/2020 à 3:24

    There are many more questions to consider prior to casting your 2020 ballot than space permits here. But overriding them all should be the same one raised when Premier John Horgan sprung a snap election on the province’s electorate and his BC NDP adversaries: why? The province’s […]

  • Full 2020 B.C. election results likely to be unknown until well into November
    par Glen Korstrom le 19/10/2020 à 3:08

    British Columbians will be uncertain about the full result of the October 24 election for weeks afterward because so many voters are choosing to vote by mail. As of October 16, approximately 717,000 voters have requested vote-by-mail packages, and 177,000 of those packages had been returned to […]

  • Workplace harassment and abuse remain major concerns in Canada
    par Mario Canseco le 19/10/2020 à 1:00

    Over the past couple of years, Research Co. and Glacier Media have looked at the issue of discrimination in B.C. We learned that 20% of women in the province felt they were treated unfairly at work because of their gender. A similar proportion of residents who described themselves as non-European […]

  • B.C.’s leaders peer at post-COVID business horizon
    par Business in Vancouver le 19/10/2020 à 7:01

    In the lead-up to B.C.’s October 24 election, BIV sat down with BC Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau, BC NDP Leader John Horgan and BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson in a virtual Q&A to gather their thoughts on some of the most pressing economic issues facing the province and […]

  • Insider trading: October 19 2020
    le 19/10/2020 à 7:00

    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 15, 2020. The information comes from a compilation of required reports filed with the BC Securities Commission obtained from […]

  • B.C.’s oldest law firm provides peace of mind for business transactions during turbulent times
    le 19/10/2020 à 7:00

    Despite the global economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19, mergers and acquisitions continue on. But one aspect the pandemic has highlighted is the need for excellent legal counsel for business transactions. The law firm of Richards Buell Sutton LLP (RBS), with offices in Vancouver and […]

  • Interactive map: Today's COVID-19 cases in Canada
    par Glacier Media le 19/10/2020 à 7:00

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