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Vancouver's Nude Beverages sells ready-to-drink product line for $11M

Vancouver's Nude Beverages sells ready-to-drink product line for $11M

Co-founder who left the business in 2021 told BIV he was disappointed with the sale price
Material made by B.C.’s Aluula being used in space habitats

Material made by B.C.’s Aluula being used in space habitats

Company that makes expandable habitats slated for 2026 SpaceX flight
Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

OTTAWA — Canada is creating a national registry to track plastic production and pollution, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Monday, with Ottawa set to host another round of negotiations toward a global treaty to end plastic waste.
Opinion: B.C.’s policy-induced food manufacturing problem

Opinion: B.C.’s policy-induced food manufacturing problem

Atlantic Canada offers B.C. a cautionary tale of lost processing capacity and food insecurity
Lululemon cutting over 100 jobs in Washington distribution centre closure

Lululemon cutting over 100 jobs in Washington distribution centre closure

VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc. says it is cutting more than 100 jobs as it plans to close a distribution centre in Washington state. It says some employees at the Sumner, Wash.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 0.7% in February at $71.6B

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 0.7% in February at $71.6B

OTTAWA — Manufacturing sales rose 0.7 per cent to $71.6 billion in February, helped by higher sales of petroleum and coal, Statistics Canada said Monday.
'The root cause of my debt': Sales are tempting. How to avoid falling for offers

'The root cause of my debt': Sales are tempting. How to avoid falling for offers

TORONTO — The drawers were overflowing with skin care products and makeup — three different blushes, many eyeshadows, a dozen different mascaras, foundation and serum samples sitting unused for years.
KITS Eyecare co-founder Sabrina Liak steps down as president

KITS Eyecare co-founder Sabrina Liak steps down as president

Former CFO will remain on board of directors, serve as strategic advisor
Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Unifor has filed two applications to represent Vancouver-area Amazon workers with the B.C. Labour Relations Board.
New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

The new measures will allow people to consume alcohol samples at a time experts say the industry is struggling.