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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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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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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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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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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 Solidifies Reputation as a Global Financial Centre

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

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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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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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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New York Times Says Visit Squamish in 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 Secures 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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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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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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