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Premier Christy Clark and B.C.'s new trade commissioner Ben Stewart (left) tour LNG import facility in China.

Sinopec, others join B.C. LNG hunt

Companies from China, India and Japan join global investors checking out gas export potential of North Coast

Premier Christy Clark and B.C.'s new trade commissioner Ben Stewart (left) tour LNG import facility in China.
Premier Christy Clark attends reception for participants in a two-week Asia trade mission that began Thursday. About 200 people are visiting China

Premier Clark pitches LNG to Asia

Biggest trade mission yet to China, Japan and Korea leaves as new warning issued about environmental impact on Kitimat area

Premier Christy Clark attends reception for participants in a two-week Asia trade mission that began Thursday. About 200 people are visiting China
Movement of the benchmark price of different residential property types as tracked by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Real estate prices flat in Lower Mainland as stocks soar

Most property markets in southwest B.C. are down slightly from a year ago, while stock markets are up 10 to 30 per cent

Movement of the benchmark price of different residential property types as tracked by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Wind farm development in northeastern B.C. Proponents of a new power line between Vancouver Island and Washington say it would make wind power a more stable source.

Undersea cable pitched for clean energy

A company known mostly for wind projects is reviving a proposal to connect the Vancouver Island and Washington electricity grids

Wind farm development in northeastern B.C. Proponents of a new power line between Vancouver Island and Washington say it would make wind power a more stable source.
This Thunderbird design was created by Merritt-based artist Andrew Dexel

Britco unveils winner of aboriginal design competition

Interior Salish artist Andrew Dexel awarded $20,000 prize

This Thunderbird design was created by Merritt-based artist Andrew Dexel
Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake is being rebuilt after fire destroyed it and killed two workers Jan. 20

Sawmills closing in beetle aftermath

Quesnel, Houston mills to shut next year as owners trade timber cutting rights to keep competing mills going

Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake is being rebuilt after fire destroyed it and killed two workers Jan. 20
Forests Minister Steve Thomson (right) is shown insulated structural panels made with B.C. oriented strandboard and lumber

B.C. seeks to diversify Asia wood exports

Market strategy in China and Japan involves promotion of more advanced wood frame technology

Forests Minister Steve Thomson (right) is shown insulated structural panels made with B.C. oriented strandboard and lumber
Driveway is a new publication and website from Black Press Media Group.

Black Press announces new weekly automotive feature, Driveway

What do you look for in a vehicle? Style, performance, safety, or savings? Don't worry... we'll help you out.

  • Oct 23, 2013
Driveway is a new publication and website from Black Press Media Group.
A new poll by Insights West examines public opinion on the recent PR war between the federal government and the wireless phone industry.

Poll points to stalemate in wireless phone war, appetite for more competition

Insights West finds B.C. customers don't see federal government or telcos are their champion

A new poll by Insights West examines public opinion on the recent PR war between the federal government and the wireless phone industry.
Jobs

Provinces press for training changes

Ottawa's new Canada Job Grant would leave lower-skilled workers and many small businesses behind, provincial employment ministers agree

Jobs
The 2010 movie Tron: Legacy was made in B.C.

B.C. eyes provincial truce on movie subsidies

Cost of film tax credits nearing $400m per year, Finance Minister Mike de Jong says

The 2010 movie Tron: Legacy was made in B.C.
The Twitter bird. The one that Tweets.

Twitter files for IPO; Revenues to top $500 million in 2013

The long-awaited IPO has come to fruition, the social media company announced on Thursday via – you guessed it – its own Twitter account.

The Twitter bird. The one that Tweets.
Union leaders meet with Premier Christy Clark at cabinet office in Vancouver Monday.

B.C. unions pledge skills partnership

Construction unions accept olive branch from Clark over their role in skills training and apprenticeships

Union leaders meet with Premier Christy Clark at cabinet office in Vancouver Monday.
Condos shoot high above one of Vancouver's most prestigious residential areas

Vancouver, Toronto housing sales soar in August

Greater Vancouver saw a 52.5% jump in sales in August, 2013, compared to one year earlier. Toronto rose 21%.

Condos shoot high above one of Vancouver's most prestigious residential areas
Black Press has purchased The Yukon News from publisher and owner Stephen Robertson.

Black Press acquires ‘The Yukon News’

Yukon News changed hands as of Sept. 1, 2013. Black Press hopes to improve the paper's presentation, without implementing any major changes.

  • Sep 2, 2013
Black Press has purchased The Yukon News from publisher and owner Stephen Robertson.
Canadian consumers' hopes for more wireless competition and lower prices have dimmed

Verizon’s dropped call leaves Tories on hunt for new phone fix

U.S. firm says it won't be Canada's fourth major wireless carrier

Canadian consumers' hopes for more wireless competition and lower prices have dimmed
Wind turbine components await construction at independent power project near Chetwynd in 2008. High construction costs stalled B.C.'s first commercial wind energy project

B.C. pulls plug on power projects

BC Hydro has cancelled or deferred four electricity purchase contracts with independent power producers, and the total may reach 20

Wind turbine components await construction at independent power project near Chetwynd in 2008. High construction costs stalled B.C.'s first commercial wind energy project
RBC Economics housing affordability measure compares costs of owning a typical home against the median pre-tax household income.

B.C. housing affordability worsens: report

Real estate market uptick suggests end to recent cooling phase, says RBC Economics

RBC Economics housing affordability measure compares costs of owning a typical home against the median pre-tax household income.
Much of the coal now exported through Port Metro Vancouver goes through Westshore Terminals loading facility at Roberts Bank in Delta.

Port Metro Vancouver coal shipments on record pace

More crude oil tankers also loaded in Burnaby in first six months of 2013

Much of the coal now exported through Port Metro Vancouver goes through Westshore Terminals loading facility at Roberts Bank in Delta.
A review of liquor policy is underway in B.C. that could trigger further reforms.

More government liquor stores may sell cold beer and wine

Latest policy reform idea from province rankles private store owners

A review of liquor policy is underway in B.C. that could trigger further reforms.