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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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West Coast Gem Victoria Featured on The Amazing Race

The first week of popular television show The Amazing Race brought contestants to the beautiful seaside city of Victoria, British Columbia.

The episode highlighted the amazing scenery and architecture of the capital city of Canada's west coast province.

The contestants had to memorize a high tea m…

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Cayoose Creek-owned Split Rock Environmental Experiences Growth in Lillooet

Another First Nations (Canada’s terminology for aboriginal or indigenous peoples) success story is coming out of the Lillooet area as Split Rock Environmental’s reputation grows across the province of British Columbia. The company is owned by the Sekw’el’was (Cayoose Creek Band) and provides…

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New 40-Unit Hotel Planned for Lillooet Area

New investment from the Seton Lake Band and Tsalalh Development Corporation (TDC) is leading to the construction of a 40-unit hotel in Seton Portage.  The new project will take advantage of an existing development site rather than take over unspoiled nature in one of the most beautiful parts of the …

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Lillooet Joins the Green Highway with Electric Vehicle Charging Station

North America’s west coast roadways have become a little greener with the addition of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Lillooet.  The community of 2500 is located 125 kilometres (78 miles) from the Olympic resort town of Whistler along the stunning Highway 99 North.  It is a popular s…

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Okanagan Cities Rank #1 for Best Weather

Money Sense Canada released its top 10 Canadian places for great weather with Penticton, BC and Kelowna BC coming out on top. 

Penticton, with a population around 43,000, came out slightly ahead in the statistics department with a higher average temperature and fewer days of rain. Money Sense reli…

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Victoria Makes Time Magazine's Top 100 "Selfie" Cities

Anyone who has been to Victoria, British Columbia knows the scenic city is a photographer's dream location. Apparently people love taking photos of themselves in the west coast city as well.

Time Magazine reviewed over 400,000 "selfies" on Instagram in late January, early February and early March. …

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Electric Vehicle Car-Share and Co-op in Squamish’s Future?

Squamish is considering a pilot project with EasyPark to develop a car share initiative that would allow drivers to travel between Vancouver and Squamish using electric cars.  The co-op model would require members to pay for the use of the clean energy vehicles and allow greater flow of people betwe…

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Vancouver Promotes Construction of Tallest Sustainable Office Tower

Real Estate Investment company Credit Suisse is developing a $200 million construction project in downtown Vancouver and the city is promoting it as the tallest sustainable office tower in the world. 

Renowned architect Harry Gugger (the man behind the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing and the renova…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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