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CN ready to roll in BC again
The Canadian Press - Dec 03, 2021 - BC Biz

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. says it aims to reopen its network in southern B.C. this weekend after another bout of rain and wind prompted a second shutdown. CN said Friday that engineers and construction crews continue to work on the Vancouver-Kamloops corridor, which was first cut by landslides and washouts amid torrential downpours […]

Oil and gas crucial for BC
Contributed - Dec 03, 2021 - BC Biz

By Ven Venkatachalam and Lennie Kaplan B.C. has been producing oil and natural gas since 1952. As of 2018, B.C. produced 32% of Canada’s natural gas and 2% of Canada’s conventional daily oil production. The government collects royalties from oil and gas development, supporting economic prosperity in the province. So how important is the oil […]

Vancouver home sales soar
The Canadian Press - Dec 02, 2021 - BC Biz

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says November home sales increased by almost 12% from last year as demand continued to outpace supply. The B.C. board says sales for the month amounted to 3,428, up from 3,064 last November but down from 3,494 in October 2021. The board says last month’s sales […]

Trans Mountain set to flow
The Canadian Press - Dec 01, 2021 - BC Biz

CALGARY — The restart of the Trans Mountain pipeline is “only a few days away,” according to the company working to get the critical piece of infrastructure back up and running ever since a precautionary shutdown on Nov. 14 due to flooding and extreme weather in B.C. Trans Mountain Corp. said in an update on […]

Lululemon goes after Peloton
The Canadian Press - Nov 30, 2021 - BC Biz

Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. has launched a lawsuit against exercise equipment company Peloton Interactive Inc., accusing the stationary bicycle and treadmill maker of patent infringement. In documents filed in a U.S. court on Monday, the Vancouver-based athletic apparel retailer claims Peloton is infringing on multiple design patents and selling “knock-off” bras and pants. The lawsuit […]

Trucking companies might strike
The Canadian Press - Nov 30, 2021 - BC Biz

B.C.’s already hobbled supply chain could encounter another setback this week if container truck drivers at two companies serving the Port of Vancouver follow through with a plan to strike on Friday. Labour union Unifor says it has told Aheer Transportation and Prudential Transportation that almost 200 of their drivers will walk off the job […]

Pot shops can now diversify
The Canadian Press - Nov 26, 2021 - BC Biz

B.C.’s private cannabis stores can now start stocking pot-themed clothing, books and other goods. The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General announced today that private pot shops can immediately begin selling ancillary items that have a clear link to cannabis. The ministry says that includes books, clothing or artwork featuring cannabis motifs but does […]

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 […]