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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
One lucky homeowner will win $10

Finalists chosen for RenoMe! With FortisBC contest

One lucky finalist will win $10,000 towards a room makeover with natural gas.

One lucky homeowner will win $10
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.
Larco Investments is selling the final homes in South Surrey's Morgan Crossing.

Finding your perfect home at Morgan Crossing

Larco Investments is selling the final homes in South Surrey's Morgan Crossing.

Larco Investments is selling the final homes in South Surrey's Morgan Crossing.
Target will open six new stores at B.C. locations

Target Acquired: American retailer opening six new B.C. stores in 2013

Big-box chain is opening locations on Nov. 13 in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Richmond, and Surrey.

Target will open six new stores at B.C. locations
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
Old Yale Brewing Co. has once again picked up awards for its beer.

Chilliwack brewery brings home pair of awards

"We are proud to recognized as one of the best of the best," said Jeremy Sibley of Old Yale Brewing

Old Yale Brewing Co. has once again picked up awards for its beer.
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.
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
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 new Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack is ready to greet customers

First hotel built in Chilliwack in years

The Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack quietly opened its doors on Sept. 13 set back on Lickman Road

The new Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack is ready to greet customers
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
Brad Miller

Chilliwack’s IMW strengthens hold in China

Chilliwack’s IMW Industries has secured a $167 million agreement to supply China with an array of compressed natural gas technology.

Brad Miller

Chilliwack lauded for support of small business

The City of Chilliwack is one of 15 finalists up for the 2013 Open for Business Awards, sponsored by the provincial government.