Mount Pleasant nabs another tech tenant

The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood will soon add a major gaming firm to what is becoming a high-tech hub in Vancouver. Relic Entertainment, one of Vancouver’s oldest gaming companies, will move to a new head office at 285 West 5 Avenue, the former Hudson Plating site. PC Urban Properties Corp. will transform the once low-density, heavy industrial site into a 71,000 square-foot office bui [...]

24 November 2017

Black Friday: Find the best deals around Metro Vancouver

In America, Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving. But in Canada, where we celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago, Black Friday is probably better described as the Friday before Cyber Monday. With Christmas just around the corner, and no more major North American holidays standing between now and then, the holiday shopping season begins in earnest this weekend.To stir your holida [...]

24 November 2017

Four billion dollars worth of nothing

The former Liberal government left the new NDP government with a “disturbing legacy” in the form of a new hydro-electric dam that B.C. may not need just yet. But cancelling the Site C dam project now will mean passing that legacy onto B.C. taxpayers and BC Hydro ratepayers in the form of rate increases to pay for $4 billion worth of nothing. That is the conclusion of the Allied Hydr [...]

23 November 2017

From Mideast to Metro Vancouver, a developer's story

Amber sunlight sifts onto Melville Street below where Mohammed Esfahani, president of Qualex-Landmark Group, has his office. The company, he said, is a boutique developer, and while Vancouver wrestles with big-picture issues of supply, he prefers to work at a human scale. “The number of units we have built is not a measure of accomplishment,” Esfahani said. “The measure of accompli [...]

23 November 2017

Ferries cancelled as another #BCStorm hits Metro Vancouver

The rainy season arrived in full force on the South Coast this weekend, with a downpour that drenched Metro Vancouver but was well within expectations for the season, said Environment Canada meteorologist Jonathan Bau.The adverse weather resulted in a number of cancelled sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay on Sunday night. In spite of rainfall warni [...]

20 November 2017

Vancouver stalled on demolition permit for historic home to avoid paying owners, judge says

Vancouver city staff intentionally dragged their feet for years on an application to demolish a century-old Shaughnessy mansion, waiting for council to approve a heritage protection bylaw, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has found. The city acted in bad faith when it put off rejecting Zheqiang Wu and Binxia Cao's application to develop the property at 3990 Marguerite Street, Justice Ca [...]

20 November 2017

How and Where to Begin with Your Mobile App Development?

Are you looking for an effective way of meeting the growing demands of your customers? If your answer is yes, then developing a mobile app for your business will not only allow you to keep up with the demands of the customers, but also help you to engage the new ones. 2017 has been a great year of mobile app marketing, as more than 85% of people prefer accessing a mobile app instead of vi [...]

18 November 2017

Seattle Listed as #1 City for Chinese Homebuyers

Ni Hao, Seattle! We’re number one in the eyes of mainland Chinese homebuyers exploring overseas investment in real estate. That’s according to Juwai.com, a popular home search site within China, and this finding is tracking with other data points according to local brokers that specialize in international homebuyers. “Seattle is most certainly on the map with Chinese investment [...]

17 November 2017

He Promised Riches and Entry to Canada. Now He’s the Subject of a Fraud Case in Vancouver.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — In the tightly knit world of Vancouver’s wealthy Chinese immigrants, Paul Se Hui Oei stood out for his ties to some of Canada’s most powerful politicians and his mastery of cultivating guanxi, or personal relationships, that attracted legions of Chinese clients eager for his assistance in gaining a legal foothold in Canada.But behind closed doors, th [...]

17 November 2017

New Chinatown BBQ restaurant evokes past values, but may be a business model for the future

Vancouver resident May Tsang checks out the roasted duck and barbecued pork being chopped with a cleaver inside Chinatown BBQ.This is a new restaurant on East Pender in Chinatown. It evokes the Cantonese-style meat shops of the area’s past, but is also an example of how the city might, in the future, support so-called legacy businesses.Tsang heard that the owner of Chinatown BBQ hired st [...]

16 November 2017

Bosa office tower sells out at $2,000 per square foot

When word started swirling in Vancouver last week that the Bosa Waterfront Centre office tower had sold in three days at prices topping $2,000 per square foot, the news was greeted with incredulity.“I simply don’t believe it,” said Ozzie Jurock, a noted Vancouver real estate consultant and investor. Turns out the original rumours were a bit off, but the facts remain mind-boggling, [...]

16 November 2017

Reasons why the Canadian property market refuses to fall: Don Pittis

It isn't just Canadians waiting to see tomorrow's latest real estate numbers. On Wednesday when the Canadian Real Estate Association releases the latest sales statistics and prices for resale homes, it will feel like the whole world is watching. At the end of last month the Swiss banking giant UBS put both Toronto and Vancouver in the top five of its international bad boy [...]

15 November 2017

B.C.’s most profitable adopting artificial intelligence

There’s no doubt most people associate artificial intelligence with sci-fi movies or spy novels, says Alex Fernandes. “Except that today, here and now, we’re doing it for real,” the CEO and founder of Avigilon Corp. (TSX:AVO) told Business in Vancouver on Roundhouse Radio. “It’s actually not science fiction but science fact.”The Vancouver-based tech firm, which ranks 66th on B [...]

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