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Manufacturing & Transport

Oct 27, 2016
Sugar's sweet place in the B.C. economy
Melissa Edwards

10 per cent. That’s roughly how much of Canada’s sugar production is created at the 13.5-acre Rogers sugar refinery complex on Vancouver’s waterfront—so when you sneak a treat this month from your Halloween cache, consider that the sweetness in those foil-wrapped chocolate eyeballs or spooky jelly worms may have originated close to home.

Oct 25, 2016
Infrastructure guru Jane Bird on lessons learned from Canada Line
Lucy Hyslop

She may have a reputation for tackling some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the province, but Jane Bird believes she’s an even greater heavy-metal fan than her peers actually realize. Bird—a lawyer by training—is the former CEO of Canada...

Oct 24, 2016
Metro Vancouver residents narrowly favour tolling all bridges: poll
Marcie Good

Toll all bridges Toll only new bridges Undecided Metro Vancouver Vancouver/North Shore Burnaby/Tri-cities/South of Fraser When the new Port Mann Bridge opened for traffic in 2012, with a fee for crossing, many cost-conscious drivers detoured to the toll-free Pattullo or Alex Fraser bridges. Now that the...

Sep 19, 2016
Are your newest hires properly trained?

BCBusiness + WorkSafeBC New employees are usually eager to get to work and show their value to their boss and co-workers. However, it's the job of a manager to temper that enthusiasm, and take the necessary time to familiarize all first-time workers with onsite safety procedures and work practices before giving...

Aug 4, 2016
Molson brewery is moving to Chilliwack
Felicity Stone

Molson Coors is moving its B.C. brewery to Chilliwack. In November 2015, the company sold its iconic Vancouver brewery, the largest in Western Canada, to developer Concord Pacific. On Thursday, Molson Coors announced that after months of discussions with municipalities throughout the province, it has chosen a 36-acre site on...

Jun 20, 2016
B.C. aerospace company takes over Bombardier’s water bomber business
Jacob Parry

Bombardier will continue to make planes, trains and snowmobiles—but no more water bombers, thanks to a deal it’s inked with Viking Air Ltd. The North Saanich-area company has purchased Bombardier’s water bomber division which includes product support, parts and service for a fleet of 170 planes based in 11 countries...

Jun 16, 2016
Metro Vancouver to receive $740 million in transit improvements under new deal
Marcie Good

A Broadway subway line and rapid transit in Surrey are a step closer to reality after a funding deal was reached this week between the federal government, the province and TransLink. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Vancouver on Thursday to announce the deal, joined by Premier Christy Clark and Mayor...

Jun 6, 2016
B.C. not committing to its fair share for transit funding, says non-profit
Jacob Parry

Christy Clark’s government isn't living up to the transit funding commitments made by former premier Gordon Campbell in 2008, according to a report from the David Suzuki Foundation. On the weekend, the provincial government announced it would fund one-third of future transit projects in the Lower Mainland but only for...

Apr 27, 2016
Business events and books to check out in May

IHMA CONGRESS Port Expansion: The Challenges–the theme of the 10th biennial congress of the International Harbour Masters’ Association–is especially relevant to Vancouver, the first North American port city to host the event. Port executives and harbour masters from all over the world share their expertise on topics including reclaiming land from...

Apr 18, 2016
The Single Most Costly Error Importers and Exporters Make

BCBusiness + Willson International A recent KPMG study revealed that 70 per cent of businesses are not fully leveraging their free trade agreements–a mistake that can have major strategic, financial and administrative implications. “International trade is complex, and there is a fundamental fear of the regulations and red tape,” says Peter...

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