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Harbour Air signs letter of intent to buy electric motors for its seaplanes

Harbour Air signs letter of intent to buy electric motors for its seaplanes

The company says it has signed a letter of intent with Washington-based magniX to purchase 50 motors to convert its seaplane fleet.
Insurance bureau trying to pump the brakes on trucking insurance costs

Insurance bureau trying to pump the brakes on trucking insurance costs

The bureau asked consulting company MNP to find out why insurance costs were climbing, and driver inexperience was found to be one of the causes.
More British Columbians support a BC United-BC Conservative merger, says survey

More British Columbians support a BC United-BC Conservative merger, says survey

Premier David Eby still holds lead in approval ratings as B.C. prepares for election.
Export of wood pellets from B.C. forests challenged in report

Export of wood pellets from B.C. forests challenged in report

As B.C. wood pellet exports doubled over the past decade, the author of a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises concerns of a 'perfect storm' in B.C.'s forests.
B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has named another 20 cities and towns as priority communities for housing targets over the next five years. The government says in a statement the communities are in high-growth, high-need regions of B.C.
Non-U.S. foreign visitors to B.C. finally exceed pre-pandemic level

Non-U.S. foreign visitors to B.C. finally exceed pre-pandemic level

Fewer American visitors coming to Canada through B.C. has kept the overall number of foreign visitors to B.C. below its pre-pandemic level, according to new data from Statistics Canada
B.C. government putting public-harms legislation on hold

B.C. government putting public-harms legislation on hold

GVBOT applauds the province's decision to pause work on Bill 12
Equifax Canada testing use of rental payment data for credit scores

Equifax Canada testing use of rental payment data for credit scores

TORONTO — Equifax Canada is exploring how rent data could factor in to credit scores to help make credit and financial services accessible to more people.
Canada's logging industry is seeking a wildfire 'hero' narrative

Canada's logging industry is seeking a wildfire 'hero' narrative

B.C. and Canadian forestry associations aim to tell a story that places them as the 'hero' in a fight against wildfires. One critic says the strategy is 'mendacious and dangerous.'
‘Trying not to die’: Tourism operators face heavy debt, even as business roars back

‘Trying not to die’: Tourism operators face heavy debt, even as business roars back

Maureen Gordon has weathered hard times before. She and her husband began running ecotourism outfit Maple Leaf Adventures out of Vancouver about a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks devastated international travel in 2001.
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