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ICBC Files For A Rate Hike

Vancouver/Fraser Valley – ICBC will submit the remainder of its 2015 basic rate application today with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), asking for a 5.5 per cent increase to basic insurance rates – lower than the earlier potential for…


2015 BC Aboriginal Business Awards – One Rosedale Winner

Vancouver (Marketwired) – Hon. John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation presented the 7th annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards in Vancouver. “The surge in Aboriginal businesses in BC has created economic development initiatives in every corner of the province,”…


BUSINESS – Twitter Has To Downsize

California (TechCrunch.com) – Twitter is about to cut up to 336 jobs out of its 4,100 employees working for the company around the world. It represents around 8.2 percent of the company’s global workforce. Jack Dorsey, who just became full…


Chilliwack Council Very Cool To Monster Homes On ALR Land

Chillwack/Ladner (With Files from Chilliwack Progress) – Chilliwack City Council is taking a pro-active approach to a potential problem, that Langley has had to tackle. That would be losing valuable agricultural land from the ALR to monster home development. There…



Millennials Now The Biggest Generation In Workforce

Toronto (Canadian Business) – There was a lot of data to absorb in Mary Meeker’s most recent Internet Trends Report, touching on everything from Internet advertising to smartphone uptake to industrial drone applications.  At 197 slides this year, the annual report prepared…


Business Walks – Abbotsford Takes A Novel Approach

Abbotsford (Business In Vancouver) -Abbotsford is the first Lower Mainland city to join a provincewide program aimed at improving conditions for local businesses. Started in 2010 in Sacramento, California, the Business Walks program provides local officials with opportunities to meet…



4 Email Scams To Watch For

Fraser Valley – “There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase most likely spoken by David Hannum, in criticism of both P. T. Barnum (Barnum and Bailey Circus), an American showman of the mid 1800s, and his customers. Sadly…