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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Federal Funding Boosts British Columbia Technology Sectors Seeking U.S. Investment

March 3, 2015

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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Squamish Secures 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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West Coast Gem Victoria Featured on The Amazing Race

July 15, 2014

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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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2014

To all the folks in great towns and cities across British Columbia: Happy Canada Day!

Tell us why you love Canada and the place you live in particular. Let the world know why you are proud and happy to call this great country and province your home.

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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