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Impact night out: pizza, bowling and beer!

Impact night out: pizza, bowling and beer!

At Impact we love a little healthy competition... so we decided to get our evening ROLLING at Commodore Lanes! After a little pizza party at the office (it's very important to load up on carbs before exerting ourselves at the bowling alley, of course!) we strolled...

Compass 2.0 project aims to expand services for transit users

Compass 2.0 project aims to expand services for transit users

TransLink wants to raise all-time-high transit ridership even higher in Metro Vancouver with new projects and modifications to its Compass card fare system. Long-sought major projects, such as the Millennium Line extension underneath Broadway to Arbutus Street and...

Value of B.C. food exports growing quickly

Value of B.C. food exports growing quickly

Just five years ago, the most valuable export commodities coming out of the ground in B.C. apart from trees were copper and metallurgical coal. But in 2015, the value of B.C. food exports surpassed both copper and metallurgical coal. Met coal used to be B.C.’s second...

Security sector booms but hiring remains an issue

Security sector booms but hiring remains an issue

The security industry is growing so rapidly that the sector faces huge hurdles in hiring and retaining enough employees, industry insiders say. Dan Popowich, CEO of security firm Commissionaires BC, said multiple industries including airports, local governments,...

TransLink beginning public consultations for new projects

TransLink beginning public consultations for new projects

Public consultations for the extension of the Millennium Line along Broadway and the building of a Surrey-Newton-Guildford light rail transit line will begin next week, TransLink announced January 17. Consultations begin January 24 for the Surrey project and January...

126 year-old Vancouver law firm takes the global stage

126 year-old Vancouver law firm takes the global stage

Bull Housser, one of B.C.’s most well respected law firms, has joined forces with a global law firm in a combination that will give the Vancouver-based firm and its clients worldwide reach. In September, Bull Housser and Norton Rose Fulbright announced that the two...

CIBC launches ski-thru ATM at Whistler Mountain

CIBC launches ski-thru ATM at Whistler Mountain

CIBC has launched what it calls Canada’s first ski-thru automatic teller machine (ATM) atop Whistler Mountain and outside the Roundhouse Lodge. The stand-alone red box that houses the ATM is 8.5 feet high, weighs 4,676 pounds and is located 6,069 feet above sea level....

2017 shaping up to be a pivotal year for the energy sector

2017 shaping up to be a pivotal year for the energy sector

Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to start flowing into B.C. in 2017 in the form of energy infrastructure investments, from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish to natural gas wells, pipelines and processing plants in...

Vancouver company PayByPhone acquired by Volkswagen

Vancouver company PayByPhone acquired by Volkswagen

  Vancouver-based company PayByPhone, a mobile payments service that allows drivers to forgo coins at meters by using a smartphone app to pay for parking, has been acquired by German auto giant Volkswagen. “The mobile payment movement has exploded recently, and...

New state-of-the-art grain terminal coming to the North Shore

New state-of-the-art grain terminal coming to the North Shore

A new leading edge grain terminal planned for the North Shore will be built on a 65-acre site leased from the Port of Vancouver, immediately west of the Second Narrows Bridge. It will speed the shipment of Western Canadian grain using a novel approach to the way grain...

‘Tis the season!

‘Tis the season!

It's always go-go-go here at Impact, and the holiday season is certainly no exception! Despite everybody's busy schedules, we knew it was important to spend some time together as a team looking back on the past year and enjoying some Christmas festivities (and maybe...

Goldcorp plans to develop first all-electric mine

Goldcorp plans to develop first all-electric mine

Vancouver-based mining company Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G; NYSE:GG) is causing a stir in the industry after announcing plans to develop an all-electric mine. Located near Chapleau, Ontario, 160 kilometres west of the company’s Porcupine mine, the Borden mine site will be...