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EcoTactix Launches the Lillooet Mug Shot Campaign

July 18, 2016

LILLOOET, BC—July 19, 2016—Curtis Cook is passionate about Lillooet and wants the world to know it.  To show his support for the Lillooet area, Curtis Cook, President of the economic development consulting firm, EcoTactix, has launched a community promotion campaign called “Lillooet Mug Shot.”…

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

July 13, 2016

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

March 24, 2016

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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Canadian Companies are the Most Trusted in the World

March 23, 2016

Doing business in Canada or with Canadian firms need not be stressful or risky according to a recent survey of global business environments. 

Canadian companies received a 66% approval rating, up three percentage points over the past four years, making Canadian-headquartered companies the most t…

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Canada Ranks Among Least Corrupt Countries in the World

March 21, 2016

Canada remains among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International.  Founded in 1993, the organizations Secretariat is based out of Berlin and provides leadership for the movement’s international initiatives, supports over 100 chapters worldwide and coordin…

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Guest Blog: Brandon Manitoba Mayor Rick Chrest

January 18, 2016

We Are Brandon!

At a modest population of 50,000, Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest City and is the de facto hub of the western side of our Province.  Brandon is a very stable, steadily growing city, in fact boasting one of the most robust growth rates of medium sized cities in Canada.  Mo…

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Vancouver to Host Globe 2016 Business Innovation for the Planet Conference

January 15, 2016

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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Winnipeg to Host Centrallia 2016

December 23, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba will host Centrallia, a global business to business forum designed specifically for businesses seeking new opportunities in international markets.  The 4th edition of Centrallia will be held May 25–27, 2016 and will welcome more than 700 businesses from all over Canada and from mo…

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Canada Among Leading “Creative” Nations

December 16, 2015

The Martin Prosperity Institute released its 2015 edition of the Global Creativity Index, or GCI and Canada ranked fourth behind Australia, Sweden and New Zealand. The GCI is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the 3Ts of economic development — tale…

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Toronto Solidifies Reputation as a Global Financial Centre

December 8, 2015

The 18th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) indicates that Toronto is second to only New York City in financial centre competitiveness among North American cities.  Toronto moved ahead of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco from the previous ranking and also moved into the global “to…

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Alberta's Diversified Economy - More Than Oil and Gas

December 4, 2015

Check out Erin Collins article on Alberta’s diversified economy at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-oil-gas-economy-diversification-employment-alberta-1.3349865

For those of us who have lived in Alberta, the province is much more than the oil and gas capital of Canada.  Collins sho…

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Canada Rises in Competitiveness – World Economic Forum

December 4, 2015

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Rankings, Canada has moved up to 13th place (from 15th place the previous year).

The Global Competitiveness Report’s competitiveness ranking is based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which was introduced by the Wo…

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Interview with Okotoks, Alberta Mayor Bill Robertson

October 5, 2015

The Town of Okotoks is surrounded by magnificent Rocky Mountain views, bountiful rolling hills and the splendid Sheep River Valley. Mayor Bill Robertson shares more on this great town below.

1)  Okotoks has frequently been among the fastest growing and most attractive     communities in Alber…

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

October 3, 2015

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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Canada China Business Council Launches Business Incubation Centre in Calgary

October 2, 2015

The Canada China Business Council has launched a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Calgary, Alberta. The Centre provides newly arrived Chinese enterprises in the province of Alberta with an affordable and low-risk presence as they establish themselves in the province and execute on their Canad…

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Canada Scores High on Human Freedom Index

August 18, 2015

Canada ranks sixth overall for its level of human freedom while the United States ranks 20th in the Human Freedom Index, released today by the Fraser Institute and a network of international public-policy think-tanks.

The index — which uses 76 indicators of personal, civil and economic freedoms t…

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Canada is the world’s most reputable country…again

July 17, 2015

The Reputation Institute’s 2015 Country RepTrak® report on the world’s most reputable countries has identified Canada as the most reputable country in the world.

Canada has received the number one ranking 4 times in the last six years (ranking second in 2014 and 2010), based on global percep…

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$1.5 Million Funding to Boost Small Business Access to Global Supply Chains

May 8, 2015

Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal government agency, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and small businesses in Western Canada.

Mitacs is a national organiza…

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

May 1, 2015

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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Canada Ranks Fifth in World Happiness Report 2015

April 23, 2015

Canada continues to be among the happiest nations on the planet according to the third annual World Happiness Report.  Switzerland led the world in happiness, followed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway. According to the report, “The first World Happiness Report was published in support of the April 2, …

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