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Canada Ranks Second Best Country in the World

April 12, 2017

Canada continues to satisfy with another high ranking in the Best Countries assessment for 2017.  As it prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, Canada ranked second to Switzerland and repeated its top two finish from 2016.  Canada also ranked first in the “quality of life” category.

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Quesnel Gets Creative to Attract Big City Dwellers

February 20, 2017

Check out this excellent campaign by Quesnel, British Columbia to promote a more balanced and affordable lifestyle to people struggling with the high cost and high stress environments of big city living.

Quesnel is a dynamic small city that is taking a progressive approach to investment attractio…

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British Columbia Small Cities and Towns Score Big on Trivago Rankings

February 18, 2017

British Columbia’s rural towns dominated the Trivago Best Value index list for Canada this year, claiming five of the top 10 spots. The index ranks small cities and towns that combine great value for money with hospitality and vacation fun.

The index revealed that Hope and Smithers secured the …

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Canada Ranks 2nd in the World for Starting a Business

February 16, 2017

According to the World Bank's Doing Business ranking, Canada is the second best place in the world for starting a business. The 16th installment of the annual report analyzes the ease of starting and operating a business in nearly 200 economies.  Canada also placed second in the paying taxes categor…

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British Columbia Has Most Top Ten Cities on Trivago Canada Rankings

February 14, 2017

Global hotel search company Trivago released its Best Value Destinations in 2017 and Canada’s westernmost province is well represented, taking three spots in the top ten.

Two of the province’s hot, semi-arid interior cities, Kelowna and Kamloops, secured the third and fourth spots, while Britis…

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Vancouver Airport Ranked as Best in the World

February 12, 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 ceremony held in Amsterdam earlier today.

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

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Canada is Top Vacation Spot for 2017: New York Times

January 7, 2017

Looking for a great vacation in 2017?  Look no further than Canada.  It has been chosen by the New York Times as the place to visit this year.

According to the New York Times, Canada is “a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. An…

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Canada Ranks Second Among Sustainability-driven Investment Hot Spots

September 20, 2016

Site Selection magazine recently published its sustainability index of top locations and Canada is ranked second to Germany.  According to the magazine, “this data-rich, one-of-a-kind index balances a number of factors comprising cleantech and green industry activity, energy awareness, the built env…

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Vancouver Ranked Third Most Liveable City in the World

September 16, 2016

Last month, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its Global Liveability Ranking and Overview.  While Melbourne and Vienna captured the top two spots, Vancouver, British Columbia was a fraction of a percentage behind in third place, illustrating the high quality of life offered in Canada’s…

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Canada and Sweden Ranked Most Reputable Countries in the World

September 13, 2016

If you want to live and conduct business in a country with an impressive global reputation, Canada is still a destination of choice.  Based on the annual survey by The Reputation Institute (RI), a reputation-management consulting firm based in Boston that launched in 1997, Canada ranked second this …

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EcoTactix Launches the Lillooet Mug Shot Campaign

July 19, 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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Vancouver is Top North American City for Quality of Life

March 25, 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 …

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Sekw'el'was First Nations Acquires Power Generation Facility near Lillooet

March 24, 2016

Sekw'el'was (Cayoose Creek) First Nation, in partnership with Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, has acquired the 16MW Walden North hydroelectric facility near Lillooet, British Columbia from FortisBC for $9.2 million.  Innergex and Cayoose Creek Development Corporation, the economic arm of the Sekw'el'…

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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 trust…

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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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Vancouver to Host GLOBE 2016 Business Innovation for the Planet Conference

January 16, 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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Vancouver Solidifies Reputation as a Global Financial Centre

December 4, 2015

The 18th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) indicates that Vancouver ranks in the top 20 in terms of financial centre competitiveness among international cities.  Vancouver  ranked 17th.

Published twice annually by Long Finance, the GFCI is based upon research of 98 financial …

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

October 2, 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 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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Interview with Village of Hazelton Mayor Alice Maitland

June 10, 2015

BestPlaceinBC.com interviewed Mayor Alice Maitland of the Village of Hazelton to find out more about this beautiful community in Northwest British Columbia.

The Village of Hazelton offers a unique business environment for entrepreneurs. How would you describe its strengths?

The Village of Haze…

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