IDS Vancouver: Brent Comber gets into The Mix

What do Vancouver designers and artists have in common with their counterparts in The Netherlands? If you were to ask Brent Comber, it’s something refreshingly simple. “Honesty,” he says. “I feel we both want to produce work that is fresh, and hits you in the chest.”And the differences? “Material choices, and articulation,” Combers explains. “My sense is we both appr [...]

26 September 2017

Editorial: City of Vancouver needs renewable reality checks

Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy (RCS) needs a companion initiative to aid long-term city business viability: a Retainable Enterprise Imperative.The latter would provide real-world reality checks to balance city hall climate control theory so that companies can continue operating in the aspiring Greenest City in the World, where business survival rates will inevitably come under increased pre [...]

25 September 2017

Big cash flowing into River Rock Casino sparks money-laundering probe

B.C.’s attorney general has ordered an independent review of money-laundering controls in B.C. casinos after Chinese high-roller VIPs used gambling chips bought with massive wads of cash that could be “proceeds of crime,” Postmedia has learned.These concerns that threaten the “integrity” of gambling in B.C. are revealed in a damaging confidential report about casinos overseen by B.C. Lot [...]

23 September 2017

Canucks in China: Mike Keenan has a difficult task in trying to build Chinese national team

The Chinese men’s hockey program has grand ambitions for the 2022 Winter Olympics but, before the hockey world gets too excited over the emergence of this new world power, let’s go back 20 years for a cautionary tale.In the mid-’90s, Japan boasted a lot of the same conditions which are currently found in China. The economy was booming. Interest in hockey was growing. The 1998 Winter Olympics [...]

23 September 2017

Women in Business: Daycare dilemma

In 2009, shortly after Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers moved into its new building in Burnaby, it did what many companies dream of but few manage: opened an on-site child-care centre. The decision arose from an employee survey asking what amenities they would most value in their new space, says Megumi Mizuno, the company’s director of human resources.When the question of child care was raised, the cho [...]

21 September 2017

Canucks pre-season China series part of NHL's international push

When Leo Pan read his beloved Vancouver Canucks were coming to Shanghai, he couldn't contain his excitement."Where do I get tickets? And when are they released?" he remembered thinking.Pan was born in China but came to B.C. in 2000. Within a year, he'd fallen in love with hockey and the Canucks "West Coast Express" team that featured Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi.He returned t [...]

21 September 2017

5 things to know about Vancouver Island’s most affordable community

Spectacular scenery, quality of life and affordability have created one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets for everyone from young families to empty-nesters eyeing active semi-retirement.“Port Alberni is, by a long a stretch, the most affordable city on Vancouver Island,” notes Pat Deakin, the City of Port Alberni’s Economic Development Manager.Founded as a resource-based communi [...]

18 September 2017

Marrisa Shen's family frustrated 2 months after her murder

Friends and members of the media gathered at a small vigil for Marrisa Shen on the eve of the two-month mark since her body was found in Burnaby's Central Park.Banners on display in English and Chinese declared "you are not forgotten" and "community safety matters." Valentine Wu, a spokesperson for Shen's mother, says they're thankful for what police have done but are frustrated that work hasn't y [...]

18 September 2017

Is Vancouver in a retail real estate crisis?

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Have you noticed more stores with “For Lease” signs hanging from the door when you go shopping in Vancouver?A recent story in Vancouver Magazine suggests we’re headed towards “retail ghost towns,” saying you’re more likely to see those signs dotting trendy shopping districts like South Granville than you are to see luxury brand stores.The article poi [...]

16 September 2017

Greyhound suffering “unsustainable” losses on passenger service

Greyhound Canada lost $12.9 million on its passenger operations in British Columbia during the last fiscal year, the company said in a rationale for its application to the Passenger Transportation Board seeking, in part, elimination of the service in northern B.C.“These ongoing losses are unsustainable,” the company said.The carrier wants to eliminate service along the entire length of Highway [...]

16 September 2017

No change in housing market from July to August: B.C. Real Estate Association

The B.C. Real Estate Association says home sales in August were up 2.4% from the same month a year ago, and the total sales dollar volume of $6.2-billion was up by 22%READ MORE: Metro Vancouver housing sales up in AugustThe average price was also up 19% from August of 2016 to $678,186.Association Chief Economist Cameron Muir says home sales in August were unchanged from July.He says [...]

15 September 2017

Another LNG project bites the dust

Another large liquefied natural gas project planned for B.C. has been cancelled.Nexen, owned by China’s CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO), announced today Sept. 14 that is is calling a halt to the feasibility study that was underway on its Aurora LNG plant on Digby Island in Prince Rupert.As recently as July, the company had restarted an environmental review for its Aurora LNG project.But the company announ [...]

15 September 2017

Chinese Ambassador Blames Media For Friction in Canada-China Negotiations

Konglongw.com has been following up on Canada-China relationship which received a renewed attention following the visit of the Canadian Prime Minister to China and a return visit by the Premier of China in 2016. The visits from both parties led to bilateral talks to improve trade and economy between the two countries. The third round of explanatory talks to begin formal negotiations for a free-tr [...]

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