The Energy Evolution and LNG

 July 26, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Denise Mullen All evolution happens in stages. This is also true for energy use. There has never been an energy revolution — a sudden, complete, and fundamental switch from one thing to another — just gradual change as humans incrementally transition to higher-density energy forms (see Figure 1). With respect to liquefied natural gas (LNG), 1852 was the year the liquefying technique was invented, before natural gas was even part of the global fuel mix. One hundred and sixty-f …


Decision summary: Victoria based masonry company fined for violating consumer protection law

 July 25, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

{July 25, 2017} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has issued an administrative penalty of $500 against Brock Masonry based in Victoria BC, for violating BC’s consumer protection law for:


Guest Author Politicians pipelines and paying heed to the rule of law

 July 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Paul Cassidy A non-governmental advocacy group has published an articulation of the legal tools it says the new government can use to stop the project. But are those “legal” tools actually legal? According to the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the B.C. New Democrats and the B.C. Greens, in government the NDP-led alliance will “immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in …


Techtonic Shifts Supporting the Growth of a BC Tech Supercluster

 July 19, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Kristine St-Laurent Recently Deloitte, with the support of the BC Tech Association, the Research Universities’ Council of BC, Wavefront and the Chief Advisor of the Innovation Network, Dr. Santa Ono released an updated look at the potential to grow British Columbia’s technology sector into a “supercluster”. The report is a response to the 2017 Federal Budget’s announcement that Ottawa will invest up to $950 million to build a handful of Canadian business-led …


Developing a Stronger Corporate Head Office Cluster An Important Challenge for BC

 July 17, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Jock Finlayson Business analysts and economic development agencies understand that the presence of corporate head offices brings many benefits to cities and regional economies.  Not only do large companies and fast-growing mid-sized firms directly support high-paying jobs, they also indirectly help to sustain employment in other local industries that sell goods and services to the head office sector – e.g., law and accounting firms; suppliers of financial, engineering and environme …


Richmond travel agency fined for violating BC’s travel industry regulations

 July 14, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

{July 20, 2017} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order and administrative penalties totaling $2,400 against Sealand Travel Inc., a travel agent based in Richmond BC, for violating BC’s Travel Industry Regulation (TIR). The administrative penalties are broken down as follows:


Hit one out of the Park!

 July 13, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Business, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

Movie Night in the Park has just wrapped, and what a grand success it was! A huge THANK YOU to Cain’s Independent Grocer who put on this event along side us here at the North Shore Business Improvement Association. We would also like to thank Tanja’s Pet Grooming, Dignity Memorial, A Touch of Class, and Scotiabank for sponsoring this event, and none of our events would be possible without the support of our proud corporate sponsors, Chances Casino, The Printing Place and Cain’s Independent Groce …


Movie Night!

 July 5, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Business, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

The arrival of Movie Night in the Park is almost here! It is T-4 days until the showing of Disney’s Moana hits the North Shore! Are you ready to come and enjoy a family fun night? With loads of entertainment, music, singing, dancing, and some special guests to get us excited for the movie! This is not a night to miss!! See everyone there, 7:00 pm for food, and music, and then at dusk for MOANA!! Kick off your North Shore summer with a bang!!


EvidenceBased Policy and Investments in Children

 June 30, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

  This post was guest-authored by Dr. Bill Warburton. With a PhD in economics from the University of London, he has worked as an economist in government, academia and the private sector, contributing to policy debates on employment, training, income support programs, child welfare and health care.    The social, emotional and academic skills of the population are central to the health and well-being of our citizens and our society.  Economists refer to these skills as hu …


Supreme Court confirms that auto-dialers are off limits once you ask for collection calls to stop

 June 27, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

MEDIA RELEASEFor immediate release {June 28, 2017} VICTORIA, BC – The Supreme Court of British Columbia has confirmed Consumer Protection BC’s finding that CBV Collection Services Ltd. (CBV), a national debt collection agency, broke the province’s consumer protection law.  



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