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Feds urged to follow U.S. lead on permitting reform; Wilkinson 'won't cut corners'

Feds urged to follow U.S. lead on permitting reform; Wilkinson 'won't cut corners'

WASHINGTON — It may not sound like the stuff of a taut political thriller, but permitting reform — streamlining the drawn-out approval process for energy projects — has been a key plot point in Washington's latest debt-ceiling drama.
AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

VICTORIA — B.C's auditor general says the province's COVID-19 support program for the devastated tourism industry followed most required guidelines, though he raised some concerns about the way it was documented and monitored.
Help coming for businesses in northern B.C. hit by forest sector changes

Help coming for businesses in northern B.C. hit by forest sector changes

Thirteen regional business liaisons, including two based in Prince George, will offer one-on-one support services for rural businesses and communities.
Dearth of skilled workers, funding dents tech adoption by manufacturers: Survey

Dearth of skilled workers, funding dents tech adoption by manufacturers: Survey

MONTREAL — A shortage of skilled workers and funding is hurting manufacturers' ability to take up new technology, according to a new survey.
'Miracle on the Prairies': Alberta United Conservatives win majority government

'Miracle on the Prairies': Alberta United Conservatives win majority government

Alberta’s United Conservative Party emerged bloodied but still standing in Monday’s bitterly contested provincial election.
B.C.'s 'dirty dozen' mines called out in new report

B.C.'s 'dirty dozen' mines called out in new report

As Canada aims to ramp up extraction of critical minerals, a new report calls out several B.C. mines for their environmental records and risky operations.
BC Hotel Association strikes sustainability partnerships

BC Hotel Association strikes sustainability partnerships

New pacts with Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Biospere Tourism are expected to benefit members
YVR passenger volume climbs, remains down 8.7 per cent from 2019

YVR passenger volume climbs, remains down 8.7 per cent from 2019

Drop in non-stop flights to China continues to be a drag on passenger volume
Vancouver exoskeleton developer lands $10M in Series A funding

Vancouver exoskeleton developer lands $10M in Series A funding

Series A funding round for Human In Motion Robotics led by Korea's Beno Holdings
Vancouver councillor wants to ban natural gas stoves and fireplaces

Vancouver councillor wants to ban natural gas stoves and fireplaces

Coun. Adriane Carr will put forward the motion on May 31