July 2014

British Columbia Talent Featured at Casual Games Conference

July 25, 2014
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British Columbia’s innovative and creative casual games industry showcased their talents at the professionals-only Casual Connect conference in San Francisco July 22 - 24, 2014.Casual Connect is the premiere event in North America for the casual games industry with over 3,000 industry professionals attending each year. The conference brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the industry through networking and learning. As an international centre for console, social and mobile game production, internet and app design, British Columbia offers a  highly skilled wor... continue reading
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B.C. Wood Rebuilding Communities in Japan

July 18, 2014
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Donated British Columbia wood has been used on a third project in the area of Japan devastated by a large earthquake three years ago. The small fishing town of Yamada-machi now has a community centre designed for them and built with B.C. wood. The Oranda Jima House was built next to an elementary school and has playrooms, a soundproof music room, a tatami room for quiet time and counselling, a kitchen and a playground. The wood structure was designed by a Dutch architect and built by a Dutch non-profit along with local contractors. Oranda Jima, which is Japanese for Dutch Island, refers to the 1643 landing of Dutch sailboat The B... continue reading
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British Columbia: $1.2 Billion Aerospace Sector

July 11, 2014
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British Columbia’s aerospace sector companies are capping off a busy spring with an even busier summer, participating at several key international shows and receiving recognition for their success. Recently, the provincial government committed to investing $5 million in the sector to attract global aerospace and defence contractors. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade, also toured several British Columbia aerospace companies and participated in an industry roundtable discussion. The aerospace sector in British Columbia has grown to a $1.2-billion industry with local companies landing international and federal defen... continue reading
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