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Shops overbilling ICBC?
Jon Manchester - 8:07 am - BC Biz

The organization that represents B.C. auto repair shops denies its members are overbilling ICBC. Allegations the practice is contributing to the insurer’s financial troubles are untrue, says the Automotive Retailers Association. The denial comes in response to a claim from MoveUP, the union that represents ICBC estimators. It blames the express repair system introduced in […]

Biz call for late SkyTrain
Jon Manchester - Nov 20 - BC Biz

Downtown Vancouver businesses are calling for later SkyTrain hours on weekends. Late-night runs on Fridays and Saturdays would be an economic boost, says Charles Gauthier, president of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. “You can’t look at this from the perspective that it’s just going to help the bars and nightclubs,” Gauthier told CTV. “It could […]

Record cruise ship traffic
Jon Manchester - Nov 17 - BC Biz

Victoria has seen a record number of cruise ships visit the city in 2017. The port saw its seven-millionth passenger as 239 cruise ships and 600,000 passengers came to the B.C. capital. That’s up from 224 calls and 536,000 passengers in 2016. “This higher number of ship calls reflects a growing interest in our city not […]

BC keeps AAA rating
The Canadian Press - Nov 16 - BC Biz

British Columbia’s finance minister is pointing to what she says is another confirmation of the province’s healthy economy. Bond rating agency Standard and Poor’s has confirmed B.C.’s triple-A long-term credit rating. Carole James says in a release that the rating reflects the province’s superior financial management practices, strong economy and robust liquidity. B.C. has been […]

Court sides with filmmaker
The Canadian Press - Nov 16 - BC Biz

British Columbia’s Appeal Court has ruled in favour of a filmmaker whose documentary criticized the Vancouver Aquarium’s practice of keeping beluga whales and dolphins in captivity. It said Wednesday that a lower court judge erred in ordering the filmmaker to remove 15 segments of his documentary that the aquarium claimed could cause the facility irreparable […]