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Air Canada ups BC cargo space
The Canadian Press - Nov 22, 2021 - BC Biz

MONTREAL — Air Canada has boosted cargo capacity into and out of Vancouver after widespread flooding cut key supply links to southern British Columbia. In a release Monday, the airline said it is adding capacity “equivalent in weight to approximately 860 adult moose” in order to haul products to Vancouver from Toronto, Montreal and Calgary […]

Farmers try to save animals
The Canadian Press - Nov 17, 2021 - BC Biz

The mayor of Abbotsford says he does not know how many farm animals may have been lost as floodwaters washed over one of British Columbia’s prime agricultural areas. “We have no numbers. There’s a lot of birds out there too. I saw barns that looked like they were half full of water. I can’t imagine […]

Logs will burn for days
The Canadian Press - Nov 10, 2021 - BC Biz

QUESNEL — Logs stored in the yard of a Quesnel wood products mill are burning, and the company that owns the mill says the flames could take days to put out. A spokesperson for West Fraser Timber says in a written statement that the fire was spotted Tuesday afternoon in the log storage yard at […]

BC-shot Punjabi film soars
The Canadian Press - Oct 29, 2021 - BC Biz

Less than two weeks after opening, Vancouver-filmed film Honsla Rakh is already one of the biggest Punjabi films of all time. It broke a world record on opening weekend, according to Box Office India, with the biggest Punjabi language opening of all time (earning ₹25,000,000 in India). It also showed up in North American theatres, […]

Commercial sales take off
The Canadian Press - Oct 29, 2021 - BC Biz

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says commercial real estate sales remained strong through the second quarter of this year, reaching levels not seen since 2017. A statement from the board says 726 commercial properties sold in the Lower Mainland between April and June, a nearly 115% increase from sales in the […]

Teck posts record quarter
The Canadian Press - Oct 27, 2021 - BC Biz

CALGARY — Surging global commodity prices helped lift Teck Resources Ltd. to a record third quarter and the company said Wednesday it’s on track to surpass those results in the fourth quarter of this year. Commodity prices have skyrocketed this year due to increased economic activity as countries around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccination […]

BC tourism faring well
The Canadian Press - Oct 26, 2021 - BC Biz

A real estate report says Vancouver, Niagara Falls, Ont., and Quebec City will continue to outperform other markets next year after benefiting during the pandemic from Canadians travelling within the country due to COVID-19 restrictions on foreign travel. CBRE says the three well-known destinations experienced increased domestic leisure traffic in 2021. B.C. had more than […]

Big forest industry changes ahead
The Canadian Press - Oct 21, 2021 - BC Biz

VICTORIA — B.C.’s forests minister has introduced a bill to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act, saying it would “reshape” forest management in the province. Katrine Conroy told the legislature on Wednesday the proposed changes align forestry legislation with the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act passed in late 2019 and introduce […]

Flair making bold moves
The Canadian Press - Oct 19, 2021 - BC Biz

CALGARY — As Canada’s major airlines focus on COVID-19 recovery, an Edmonton-based discount carrier is embarking on an aggressive expansive plan. Flair Airlines, which currently serves 18 Canadian cities, is aiming to take market share from mainline carriers Air Canada and WestJet Airlines by offering unbundled, bare-bones fares to budget-conscious travellers. On Tuesday, Flair announced […]

Care workers vax deadline today
The Canadian Press - Oct 12, 2021 - BC Biz

VICTORIA — All long-term care and assisted living employees in B.C. now need to have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have received one dose will have to undergo rapid testing daily and must receive a required second shot within 35 days of their first. B.C.’s health minister and top public health […]