April 2018

B.C. Music – On the Global Stage

April 26, 2018
Music is central to British Columbians as shown through our 285 music companies, 160 recording studios and 200+ music festivals.  Notable B.C.-born music-talents include internationally renowned artists such as Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams. In March, Michael Bublé hosted the 2018 Juno Awards in Vancouver, B.C., which was the fourth time Vancouver has been chosen as the host city. As the third largest music production centre in Canada, B.C. was an ideal province for hosting. Among the B.C. Juno Award winners were Lights, Grimes, Jocelyn Morlock, the Anciients and Diana Krall. The awards showc... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Technology in British Columbia

April 18, 2018
The world is looking for clean and renewable energy sources, and British Columbia is answering the call. Hydroelectricity, the mainstay of power for the province, is among the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy sources. The extensive B.C. coast is home to wave energy research, and solar, wind and biomass options are being adopted across the province. With growing demand for clean energy and an impressive local history of hydrogen technology development and commercialization, British Columbia is a leader in the global hydrogen fuel cell industry. Hydrogen can store energy and produces no carbon emissions during use. As glob... continue reading
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B.C. Forestry: Strong and Sustainable

April 11, 2018
Forestry is an important sector in British Columbia. It accounted for 32% ($14.2 billion) of B.C.’s total exports for 2017, and is the primary employer in many parts of the province. Forestry-related activities directly support over 7,000 businesses and employ nearly 60,000 people. With so many of our citizens relying either directly or indirectly on the sector, there’s a collective understanding that we need to ensure the future of the forestry industry. It’s what has pushed us to become globally recognized for sustainable forest management practices and educational programs.TimberWest recently received the Can... continue reading
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Educational Opportunities for New Exporters

April 5, 2018
Trade and Invest BC and the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle recently hosted an educational mission for B.C. agrifood and seafood companies. The annual event is part of the federal New Exporter to Border States initiative and was developed in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Growing Forward 2 (GF2). The opportunity bridges the learnings shared through domestic and international programs for export-ready companies. The Seattle New Exporters mission is designed for small and medium-sized B.C. companies with little to no previous international trade experience, and includes an introduction to exporting and pr... continue reading
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