Delta mayor speaks at chamber AGM

Mayor Lois Jackson touched on a number of different topics Thursday during a speech at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting.
She said Delta’s partnership with Ocean Trailer has spearheaded further interest from companies in acquiring and redeveloping other demolition landfill and waste sites along the River Road corridor.
“I’m pleased to report we will [...]

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HOW I DID IT: John Newell, Windset Farms

Business in Vancouver’s “How I Did It” feature asks business leaders to explain in their own words how they achieved a business goal in the face of significant entrepreneurial challenges.
In this week’s issue, John Newell, co-founder and COO of Windset Farms talks about how he and his brother, Steve Newell, CEO, built their greenhouse business [...]

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Boundary Bay Airport flying high

Boundary Bay Airport manager Tim Bain smiles as he looks out his office window on the acres of empty space next to the airport’s tarmac. Right now, the view isn’t much to look at, just piles of dirt and sand.
But that is likely going to change, and soon.
“That’s going to be hangars, all the way [...]

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Canada’s Labour Market Sputtered in 2013

A new Canadian Chamber of Commerce report examines the Canadian labour market in 2013 and highlights the considerable variation in labour market performance by demographic group, sector and region.
Key Findings for 2013:

Employment grew by 0.6%.
95% of the net jobs created were in part-time positions.
All the net jobs created were in the services sector.
More than 86,000 [...]

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Feb. 20 Luncheon – Port Metro Vancouver President and CEO Robin Silvester on “Building a Sustainable Future”

Join us for our February Networking and Learning Luncheon with Port Metro Vancouver President and CEO Robin Silvester speaking on the topic of “Building a Sustainable Future”.

As the most diversified port in North America, Port Metro Vancouver handles $172 billion in goods – or one-fifth of Canada’s total goods trade – with more than 160 economies annually. It [...]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness

Canada is struggling to stay competitive. In fact, our country’s ability to remain a leader among nations is stagnating. For the second consecutive year, the World Economic Forum ranked Canada 14th in global economic competitiveness—down two places from 2011 and sliding five places since 2009. Restoring Canada’s competitiveness requires an ambitious, aggressive and innovative private sector. [...]

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