February 19, 2018

Small Town Charm and Big City Art: Weekly Roundup

Did your hometown make the cut in our roundup of great small towns? How about your favorite artsy hotel? Catch up on the best of the best in this week's top stories. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Six Must-See Small European Cities

Springtime always brings jaunts to Europe to the forefront of travel wishlists, but if you've hit the top spots (Paris, Rome, Barcelona), it's time to discover something new, like these six smaller cities. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Washington shaken up by small earthquake

A small surface earthquake rattled Washington State just after 12:30 Saturday morning. The US Geological Survey initially said the quake centered 17 kilometers from Thorp, and 145 kilometers away from Seattle was a magnitude of 3.3. They have since revised that to magnitude 1.8. There are no reports of injuries or damage. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Paris’s Great Small Museums

There is no lack of great and iconic monuments to discover in Paris, but so much of the city's real heart and history can be found in its smaller museums and their charming gardens. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Family Day not such a great deal for small businesses

Monday marks BC’s first annual Family Day, and as some big chain businesses are taking advantage of the holiday, small businesses are taking a hit. Tourism Whistler is enthusiastic over the new statutory holiday. Jay Maynard, Travel Consultant for Tourism Whistler, says he personally started booking for the long weekend as far back as October … [Read more...]

Small Business BC’s 10th Annual Successful You Awards Ceremony

Are you looking for a night of inspiration, excitement and celebration? Would you like to mix and mingle with BC’s top business owners? Do good food, fine wine and great people interest you? Then our Successful You Awards Ceremony is the place to be! On February 28th a fantastic crowd of top business owners, industry execs, media and government … [Read more...]

Four people okay after small plane veers off runway in Chilliwack

Four people were able to walk away from a small plane crash in Chilliwack this afternoon. RCMP Corporal Keith Harwood says the Cessna was coming in to land around 1:00. "Ran into a little bit of trouble and it veered off the runway slightly and came to rest in a ditch just on the edge of the runway." Heavy winds may have played a … [Read more...]

Small business optimism up in B.C.

For the first time since March, B.C. small businesses report higher levels of optimism, according to the latest survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. For the first time in four months, the survey reports confidence levels increased in B.C. last month. The federation’s business barometer index rose from 56.4 in August to … [Read more...]

BC small business concerned about potential NDP win

A new survey has found small business owners in BC are worried about the NDP winning next May's provincial election. 600 were questioned in the poll commissioned by the "Coalition of BC Businesses", and coalition chair Mark von Schellwitz says they are nervous. "77 per-cent are pessimistic about hiring under a BC NDP government.  68 per-cent … [Read more...]

Small forest fire above Lions Bay

Forest firefighters are battling a small blaze that's broken out in the mountains above Lions Bay. "The area, it does have an awful lot of hiking trails in it, so if people had planned to go into the area, we're asking them to go elsewhere for today to give our crews a chance to get their work done," says Coastal Fire Centre spokesperson Donna … [Read more...]