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A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)

New association launches to give voice to B.C. First Nation development corporations

First Nation Business Development Association is comprised of nearly 50 members

A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)
A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
There are two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, bringing the total to three. (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)

Two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Chilliwack poultry plant

It brings total to three who have tested positive for the virus at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry

There are two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, bringing the total to three. (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)
Supporters of Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry placed signs around The Farm Store in Yarrow, which is connected to the poultry processing plant. The store remains open, while the plant is currently closed due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)

Fraser Valley poultry processing plant ordered to remain closed due to COVID-19

Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry says it’s ‘taking a breather’ while store, office remain open

Supporters of Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry placed signs around The Farm Store in Yarrow, which is connected to the poultry processing plant. The store remains open, while the plant is currently closed due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)
Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)

B.C. designer John Fluevog creates shoes in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Pre-sale profits from the shoes will go to Food Banks BC

Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)
Life and Style with Terry Simpson

Life and Style with Terry Simpson

Lexi & Lake owner hopes to set trends not follow them

  • Apr 10, 2020
Life and Style with Terry Simpson
Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Chamber and Statistic Canada trying to understand what businesses are going through

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts
Life and style with Tara Elston

Life and style with Tara Elston

Owner of Foxy Box Nanaimo on fashion and beauty inspiration

  • Apr 1, 2020
Life and style with Tara Elston
Metro Vancouver firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight

Metro Vancouver firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight

Langley’s Simalex Manufacturing is handling big orders as demand surges

Metro Vancouver firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Auto industry veteran is an avid traveller

  • Mar 27, 2020
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette
A lineup forms outside White Rock cannabis dispensary, Indigenous Bloom. (Contributed photo)

Busy White Rock cannabis dispensary implementing “mandatory measures” in response to COVID-19

Indigenous Bloom limiting in-store customers to three or four, and also expanding parking

A lineup forms outside White Rock cannabis dispensary, Indigenous Bloom. (Contributed photo)
BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Closures, revenue, staffing among main impacts of COVID-19 on 90% of B.C. business: survey

Paints ‘dire picture’ of what businesses are experiencing now and in the near future

BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Business survey could help mitigate impacts of COVID-19 across B.C.

Deadline is March 18 at 6 p.m. for business owners to share feedback with the government and more

BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

Entrepreneur runs Vancouver brewery, winery and restaurants and loves the BC outdoors

  • Jan 10, 2020
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp
Kathy and Ken Nishidate play a game of Azul, one of dozens of games available to play at their Raving Gamer Bistro in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

New Lower Mainland bistro caters to board game fans and families

Local food and games at every table is the formula for the new business

Kathy and Ken Nishidate play a game of Azul, one of dozens of games available to play at their Raving Gamer Bistro in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled

Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled

Twists and turns on a life journey

  • Jun 21, 2019
Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled
The varied passions of JM Ledet

The varied passions of JM Ledet

Car sales manager has a love of classic Citroens and palm trees

  • Apr 30, 2019
The varied passions of JM Ledet
Ontario-based FreshCo is coming to Mission this spring. / Sobeys Inc. Photo

Discount grocery store FreshCo to open in Mission this spring

New store will replace the Safeway that closed last year, other Safeways to be closed, transformed

  • Jan 29, 2019
Ontario-based FreshCo is coming to Mission this spring. / Sobeys Inc. Photo
Laura Waters looks over her fir trees on her property. The owner of Snowdon House in Saanich, Waters has her fir infused products and other food products are in 40 stores now, sold at Farmers’ markets and online and her shrub is even served at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Don Denton photography

Tasty Treats From Trees With Fir Infused Food

Laura Waters’ passion for fir sparks a culinary adventure

  • Nov 21, 2018
Laura Waters looks over her fir trees on her property. The owner of Snowdon House in Saanich, Waters has her fir infused products and other food products are in 40 stores now, sold at Farmers’ markets and online and her shrub is even served at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Don Denton photography