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BIV Business News: Aveos' 350 YVR lay-offs spark Sea Island protest

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Aveos' 350 YVR lay-offs spark Sea Island protest Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:32 More than 200 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) rallied Monday at the YVR Sea Island SkyTrain station to protest Monday’s announcement that Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. has closed, putting more than 2,600 IAM members out of work, including around 350 at YVR. Mayors' council calls for vehicle levy or carbon tax Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:28 TransLink ’s mayors’ council has urged the transportation minister to approve a series of legislative changes that would provide $30 million per year to fund transportation improvements without hiking property taxes. Catalyst mill workers agree to wage cuts Monday, 19 March 2012 15:40 Unionized workers at beleaguered Catalyst Paper Corp. (TSX:CTL) have agreed to more than $18 million in wage and benefit cuts to help save the company from bankruptcy. CPP invests in two dow

BIV Business News: "Ponzi scheme" class action filed; Canada's social media lag; Oil and gas 2011 deal value down 60%

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Parallels Desktop Upgrade to Windows 7 Class action launched over alleged Ponzi scheme Monday, 19 March 2012 09:33 A class action suit has been launched in the BC Supreme Court over an alleged Ponzi scheme which, court documents allege, claimed an affiliation with beverage distributor Mark Anthony Group to dupe investors into buying into the scheme. Less than one-third of Canadian businesses use social media: BMO Monday, 19 March 2012 09:53 Although half of Canadian businesses believe that social media can increase their profitability, less than a third of Canadian small business owners are using the online tools, according to BMO Bank of Montreal survey results released Monday. Canada’s oil and gas deal value down 60% in 2011: Ernst & Young Monday, 19 March 2012 09:51 Deal value in Canada’s oil and gas sector decreased 60% in 2011 and deal volume dropped to 138 in 2011 from 202 the previous year, according to Ernst & Young figu

BIV Business News: New floatplane terminal suing PavCo

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New floatplane terminal suing PavCo Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:45 The Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (VHFC) is launching legal proceedings against BC Pavilion Corp. (PavCo) for failing to close Harbour Air ’s temporary float plane facility just to the west of the new terminal.   Vancouver hiring to spike this quarter: survey Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:41 Vancouver’s hiring outlook has jumped up for 2012’s second quarter, following a quiet outlook for the current quarter, according to the just-released Manpower Employment Outlook Survey .   Review of jet fuel pipeline project suspended Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:32 Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corp. (VAFFC), the proponent of a controversial jet fuel pipeline through Richmond, has been granted a temporary suspension of the review of the project’s application for an environmental assessment certificate.   Affordable housing task force releases recommendations Tuesday,

BIV Business News: EA confirms Burnaby layoffs

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EA confirms Burnaby layoffs Amid growing rumours, gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) confirmed late last week via gaming news website IndustryGamers that it was laying off an unspecified number of workers at its Burnaby studio. Website listing local startups launches Job hunters keen to work for a startup technology firm have a new resource to help them in their search, with the launch of the Made in Vancouver website. Fast-growing company rebrands, provides lesson The rebranding of one of B.C.'s fastest growing companies reinforces the lesson that the best brand is one that resonates in consumers' minds. Search begins for audit council members Christy Clark's provincial government is one step closer to establishing an Office of the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG), as it began its search for audit council members. BC Bioenergy Network invests in Richmond waste to energy project The BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) annou