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Nolan Beise, founder of Circl, shows off a headset used to measure brain activity. Beise was among those presenting at a health-care technology showcase Oct. 26 at Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Entrepreneurs at Island summit showcase high-tech solutions for health-care issues

Brain activity tracking, Indigenous mental health, seniors’ care discussed at summit in Nanaimo

Nolan Beise, founder of Circl, shows off a headset used to measure brain activity. Beise was among those presenting at a health-care technology showcase Oct. 26 at Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

Cable 2.0: Netflix and other streamers bring back ads after disrupting TV landscape

Free ad-supported platforms set to launch in Canada as Netflix releases its own cheaper version

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland pauses while responding to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

As Canada faces potential recession, Freeland to give fall economic statement

Finance minister has already warned not to expect big money to help Canadians cope

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland pauses while responding to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)

BC Transit honoured with 2 awards during annual transit association conference in Montreal

Two awards went to BC Transit’s safety and security and marketing and communications teams

BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)
Mark Smith, Pacific Seaweed president and CEO, promoted the environmental and economic benefits of building a seaweed farming industry in B.C. at the VIEA State of the Island Economic Summit. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Seaweed industry looking at potential to scale up production on the Island

Seaweed farming’s economic and environmental benefits discussed at economic summit in Nanaimo

Mark Smith, Pacific Seaweed president and CEO, promoted the environmental and economic benefits of building a seaweed farming industry in B.C. at the VIEA State of the Island Economic Summit. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The union representing Seaspan's tugboat workers has commenced strike action, prohibiting members from accepting work on all 30 of the company's tugs operating in B.C. (Seaspan photo)

Vancouver Island’s only farm feed mill relieved tugboat strike settled

Duncan’s Top Shelf Feeds relied on Seaspan barge to provide food security to Vancouver Island farmers

The union representing Seaspan's tugboat workers has commenced strike action, prohibiting members from accepting work on all 30 of the company's tugs operating in B.C. (Seaspan photo)
The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bank of Canada raises interest rate by half percentage point, says more hikes to come

‘We need the economy to slow down to rebalance demand and supply’: Macklem

The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray tours a Mowi Canada West salmon farm on Oct. 14 where she was hosted by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations whose territory the farm is located in. (Supplied photo)

Coalition of First Nations for thanks fisheries minister for fish farming consultation

Group believes fish farming is a progressive industry that, when done responsibly, can be beneficial

Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray tours a Mowi Canada West salmon farm on Oct. 14 where she was hosted by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations whose territory the farm is located in. (Supplied photo)
Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)

B.C. breweries pick up top honours at Canada Beer Cup

National craft brewery competition sees 29 B.C. breweries win 46 awards

Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Champagne says he will not approve the proposed deal between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., though he left the door open to a revised deal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Minister rejects Rogers-Shaw deal, sets conditions for Freedom Mobile sale

Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne said he will not approve the proposed deal…

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Champagne says he will not approve the proposed deal between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., though he left the door open to a revised deal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People enjoy restaurant patios in Montreal as Quebec begins easing its COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 28, 2021. Restaurants and bars across Canada are hoping this holiday season, the third since COVID-19 began, could finally spell recovery for the debt-laden sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Restaurants hope for holiday boom, but looming recession causes concern

Elevated inflation, potential recession have some worried their new normal won’t pay the bills

People enjoy restaurant patios in Montreal as Quebec begins easing its COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 28, 2021. Restaurants and bars across Canada are hoping this holiday season, the third since COVID-19 began, could finally spell recovery for the debt-laden sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Denver Broncos punter Mitch Berger waits for the ball while warming up prior to the start an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on November 15, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rob Carr)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich chats with longtime NFL punter Mitch Berger

MOJ on Sports: B.C. product won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Denver Broncos punter Mitch Berger waits for the ball while warming up prior to the start an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on November 15, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rob Carr)
Lorin St. Germaine, the Matman, displayed a wall of welcome mats at the Nanaimo Fall Home Show. Germaine, from Chemainus, is a former floor layer who started his mat-making business in 2017 after his knees started giving him trouble. He designs and hand-makes his products and hand over 300 designs to choose from. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Fall home show puts out the welcome mat in Nanaimo

Event started Friday, Oct. 21, continues Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23, at Beban Park

Lorin St. Germaine, the Matman, displayed a wall of welcome mats at the Nanaimo Fall Home Show. Germaine, from Chemainus, is a former floor layer who started his mat-making business in 2017 after his knees started giving him trouble. He designs and hand-makes his products and hand over 300 designs to choose from. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver Island First Nations worry feds flip-flopping on B.C. fish farms transition

BC Salmon Farmers Association ‘heartened’ after its round of meetings with Fisheries minister

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
Bruce Charbonneau has been professionally framing pictures for more than four decades. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Small Business Week: B.C. has the largest number of local entrepreneurships in Canada

The week is a chance to recognize the hard work, adaptability and determination of small businesses

Bruce Charbonneau has been professionally framing pictures for more than four decades. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s inflation rate drops slightly in September even as food costs climb

Deceleration in headline inflation was smaller than what analysts expected

People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This image shows the homepage for the new Semafor news website. Semafor says it plans to structure stories to make clear what is news, and what is analysis or opinion. (Semafor via AP)

Semafor news site makes debut, intent on reinventing news

News site wants to help consumers make sense of all the mess of information that’s out there

This image shows the homepage for the new Semafor news website. Semafor says it plans to structure stories to make clear what is news, and what is analysis or opinion. (Semafor via AP)
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Tough ruling against former cannabis execs could send message: experts

CannTrust found to have been growing thousand of kilograms of cannabis in unlicensed rooms

Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin