Canucks in China: Building a gold-medal team from scratch

Digit Murphy has a dream.Four years from now, she sees her Chinese women’s team harnessing their considerable resources and peaking for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She sees them on the Olympic stage in their home country with the force of 1.4 billion behind them. She sees them gain momentum in the round robin and make it to the playoff round. They record one upset, then another. Th [...]

21 September 2017

Women in Business: Speaking up

Set aside snakes, forget flying and disregard the dark – the top fear for many professionals is public speaking. For some, glossophobia (as the condition is officially known) is even more terrifying than dying. It may sound far-fetched, but not to those whose careers force them to fight through the phobia.“I still am terrified before I go onstage. My heart’s pounding. I’m sweating so I alw [...]

21 September 2017

Fraser Valley apartment sales break monthly record

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board transactions broke another record in June as realtors sold the most apartments ever in a one-month period.In 30 days, 683 transactions were completed, representing 27% of all sales activity. This was an increase of 13.1% compared with apartment sales in June of last year and 12.2% compared with May 2017.The record-breaking month was led by Surrey, where 345 apartmen [...]

20 September 2017

CETA set to swing EU door wide open for B.C. business

Canada's fast-approaching free trade agreement with Europe is a golden opportunity to invigorate B.C.’s manufacturing, technology and other value-added sectors – but only if local companies learn to convey concrete benefits to potential European customers.That’s the message from lawyers heavily involved in international trade circles who spoke in Vancouver recently to galvanize B.C. business [...]

20 September 2017

Vancouver mining-tech startup attracts Silicon Valley VC firm

A natural resources tech startup in Vancouver is catching the attention of powerhouse investors in the United States, raising around $24 million in a Series A financing.According to a report from PE Hub Canada, Jetti Resources secured a chunk of its funding target in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in August.Whilst the round's investors were not disclosed, Jetti's website n [...]

18 September 2017

RCMP says charges to be laid in Canada involving fentanyl shipments from China

VANCOUVER — The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the force's director of serious organized crime says."Most intercepts are done here in Canada," Sgt. Yves Goupil said, adding arrests have been made and charges will be laid. Goupil said their i [...]

18 September 2017

Hapa-palooza Festival returns to Vancouver, will honour local hapa figures

Hapa-palooza Festival, a festival celebrating hapa and mixed heritage culture, is returning to Vancouver this month.The festival features music, art, storytelling and dance over three days from Sept. 22 to 24 at various venues throughout the city.“Hapa-palooza bridges worlds, gathers community and celebrates diverse ancestry and cultural heritage,” said co-founder and journalist Anna Ling Kaye [...]

16 September 2017

Conversations That Matter: The importance of small businesses

This week Conversations That Matter features Laura Jones of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, who talks about the value that small businesses contributes to the economy. “Over half the private sector jobs are in small business. So small businesses create jobs,” she said. “But they do way more than just creating jobs. You know in an economic downturn, big busines [...]

16 September 2017

Prominent West Vancouver realtor denies he demanded $75k bonus

A prominent West Vancouver realtor denied that he unethically demanded a $75,000 bonus from a client in a $2.7-million property sale, a Real Estate Council of B.C. disciplinary panel heard on Thursday.Shahin Behroyan faces seven allegations.The council alleges that in November 2014, Behroyan indicated to Hamid Gamini, his client, that a $75,000 bonus “was required by the representative of” a c [...]

15 September 2017

Douglas Todd: Tax avoidance behind Metro's disconnect between housing, income

After census figures this week revealed alarming gaps between housing costs and average incomes in Metro Vancouver, veteran real-estate analyst Richard Wozny is preparing a speech for B.C. politicians that blames the disparity is in part on tax avoidance.A reason why residents of Metro Vancouver municipalities with expensive housing tend to report lower incomes than people in less-costly municipal [...]

15 September 2017

Three Little Details That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Next Home Improvement Project

If you’ve ever remodeled a room in your home, you know just how much goes into the planning process. However, even the most well-planned projects sometimes end up missing the details, but it’s those details that can really make or break the final result. Here are three little details that are often overlooked that will have a surprisingly big impact on your next home improvement project. [...]

13 September 2017

How Does Expense Management Software Save Money?

It’s always surprising when businesses, particularly large-scale organizations, either are still doing expense management the old-fashioned way, or have software that is lacking in functionality and robust features. Expense management software has so many benefits for a company. It saves time, reduces errors, helps promote transparency, and it makes life easier for employees. Of course, it [...]

12 September 2017

Vancouver looks to make Gastown a 'pedestrian priority area'

Gastown is the oldest and smallest neighbourhood in Vancouver — but could it be the only one without cars at its centre?Next month, the City of Vancouver will begin developing a transportation plan for the area. One of the four stated goals is to explore Vancouver's first "car-light or pedestrian priority area."What exactly "pedestrian priority" could entail will be [...]

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