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BC Claims Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Vancouver and Abbotsford-Mission are forecast to be the fastest growing census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada this year, and Victoria is also expected to rank in the top 10, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018.

“The pace of growth in Vancouver an…

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2018 Investment and Development Looks Strong in British Columbia

Check out Peter Mitham’s article, “Big spending, big impact for B.C. development sector” in today’s Business in Vancouver.  The article summarizes much of the public and private sector non-residential development intentions for British Columbia planned for 2018.

Using Statistics Canada d…

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Quesnel Gets Creative to Attract Big City Dwellers

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

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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British Columbia Has Most Top Ten Cities on Trivago Canada Rankings

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

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

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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Vancouver Ranked Third Most Liveable City in the World

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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EcoTactix Launches the Lillooet Mug Shot Campaign

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

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

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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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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Interview with Village of Hazelton Mayor Alice Maitland

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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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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Vancouver Rates 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 Funding Boosts British Columbia Technology Sectors Seeking U.S. Investment

The 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,…

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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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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 herbici…

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