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Vancouver Airport Ranked as Best in the World

January 9, 2017

British Columbia's Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Canada’s second largest airport, has won the title of 2016’s Best Airport in the World by the CAPA Centre for Aviation (CAPAC) in a reccent ceremony held in Amsterdam.

“This is an incredible achievement and is a testament to YVR’s succ…

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Canada Dominates List of Top Five Most Liveable Cities in the World

September 23, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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Canadian Cities Rate High in New Quality of Living Survey

March 17, 2015

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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Technology and ICT Employment Boom in Vancouver

February 27, 2015

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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Innovation Alley Celebrates Winnipeg's Thriving Technology Sector

February 24, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba continues to recognize the role of its technology community plays in the city’s economy by naming a section of Adelaide Street “Innovation Alley.”  The area, located in the city’s historic West Exchange District, is home to many of Manitoba’s exciting technology fir…

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Toronto Chosen as Most Liveable Location in North America

January 28, 2015

ECA International, a world leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world, ranked Toronto as the most liveable location for North Americans.  Vancouver and Ottawa tied for 3rd place in the index.

“Good air quality, solid in…

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Humble Squamish is Destination of Choice According to New York Times

January 26, 2015

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

July 24, 2014

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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Lillooet Joins the Green Highway with Electric Vehicle Charging Station

April 4, 2014

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

March 6, 2014

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

August 15, 2013

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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Vancouver Brewery and Lillooet Hop Farm form Award-winning Partnership

May 31, 2013

Vancouver-based Powell Street Craft Brewery stunned the Canadian beer scene by winning the Canadian Brewing Awards Beer of the Year.  The year-old nano-brewery, owned by David and Nicole Bowkett, won the prize for its Old Jalopy Ale.

Owners Sam Quinlan and Tim Hazard of Lillooet’s Bitterbine Hop C…

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Vancouver School Board Focuses on Applied Sciences

March 12, 2013

Do your kids love science?  The Vancouver School Board is partnering with the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. to encourage students to embrace science, technology, engineering and math.  The institutions hope that students will u…

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New Space Boosts Arts in Vancouver

January 29, 2013

Last week, Vancouver City Council awarded the lease of a City-owned warehouse at 281 Industrial Avenue to The Arts Factory, comprising Great Northern Way Scene Shop and Arts Factory Society, to be used as affordable, multi-tenant artist studios and production space. The Arts Factory will primarily b…

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