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Supreme Court sets new deadlines for completing trials

The Supreme Court of Canada has set new rules for an accused's right to be tried within a reasonable time frame, in a decision that criticizes the country's legal system for a "culture of complacency" when it comes to delays in criminal trials. Superior Court cases...

Real Impact Tough Mudders!

Congratulations to our amazing team on successfully tackling the 2016 Tough Mudder Half Whistler, held at the Whistler Olympic Park! The Impact team had a...

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Vancouver opens long-awaited immigrant support centre

“The very first thing that I personally struggled with was that I didn’t know anyone here. No relatives, no friends, basically no one to have connection with,” said Zahra Samimi, an Afghan refugee who immigrated to Canada in 2013. Immigrant Services Society of British...

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B.C. retail sales growth leads the country in April: StatsCan

A total of $6.2 billion was spent on retail sales good in British Columbia in April, which was an increase of 2.4% in April and nearly 8% year-over-year, giving the province the strongest increase in the country for the month, according to Statistics Canada data...

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Federal government announces $740m in transit funding

A new SeaBus, shorter wait-times between SkyTrains and station upgrades were some of the promises attached to a multimillion-dollar funding announcement that will make the first phase of the regional mayors’ 10-year transit plan a reality. “With this federal...

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VRCA’s Annual Golf Tournament – 2016

  How does networking in the sunshine over a game of golf sound? We are so happy to be a part of VRCA's Golf Tournament for yet another year! This year's event was held at the prestigious Northview and Country Club, one of the most exciting and challenging places...

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B.C. tourism industry is cruising ahead

Growth in ocean cruise ship passengers means more visitors to Vancouver, Victoria ports. A total of 23.2 million passengers around the world took ocean cruises in 2015, a four per cent increase over 2014. Those numbers were shared by Cruise Lines International...

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What’s next for businesses of Fort McMurray?

As Fort McMurray families return to their homes and survey the damage caused by wildfires, the only thing that is certain for the city may be some additional uncertainty. I was relieved to see that the mass evacuation — one of the biggest in Canada’s history — went as...

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B.C.’s economy is No. 1, GDP numbers confirm

It has been a lengthy wait, but the release of provincial gross domestic product (GDP) estimates confirmed our expectation that B.C. indeed led the country in economic growth in 2015. Provincial GDP expanded 3% last year, compared to 0.9% nationally, and aligned with...

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Canadian forestry finding its footing despite market challenges

The good news is that market conditions and profits are improving for Canadian lumber and pulp and paper producers. The recent numbers are promising.  First-quarter financials show that B.C.’s major forestry companies have been posting increased earnings, thanks to...