BC’s high tech sector is a key driver of the provincial economy, creating over 80,000 high paying jobs and representing 10% of BC’s exports. In a new report, CRED explores how to make the most of BC’s tech sector. Does it lead or lag behind other provinces? Beyond Vancouver, what incentives are needed to find and support the next big tech hub? And how can technology companies be a force for social good? (more…)
On Aug. 4th, 2014, BC Day, there was a blow out of the dam at the Imperial Metals Mt. Polley tailings storage facility (TSF) near Likely, BC. Local residents and campers along Quesnel Lake said the tailings spill sounded like “a jet engine” as the toxic tailings roared down Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake for over twelve hours. The volumes of sludge spilling has changed but it has continued still to this day, both from the TSF and from the ongoing drain down from Polley Lake. Recent revelations have now placed this as the largest toxic mine tailings spill that has ever occurred. (more…)
Our annual celebration of green vitality – Vertality – is back! Now in its fifth year, Vertality5 will be held on Thursday, February 5, at a new location – CBC Vancouver. Vertality is the quintessential meeting place and annual party for the sustainability business community to mix, connect and launch the New Year in style. Click here for more information and to buy your tickets!