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Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories.
WestJet-YVR COVID-19 rapid testing study launches at YVR Airport
YVR launched the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study together with WestJet, UBC and Providence Health Care. This is the first study of its kind in Canada to investigate a method of COVID-19 rapid antigen testing to help inform the safest and most efficient way of testing departing passengers at YVR.
YVR.ca • November 30
MDA receives commercial contracts for on-Orbit Servicing Technologies
MDA announced that it has signed multiple contracts with Maxar Technologies to provide advanced space robotics technologies for the Space Infrastructure Dexterous Robot (SPIDER), a technology demonstration on NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) mission.
BC Tech News • November 30
Lanna Lucas, momtrepreneur of Hunter Browns, is running for the national title of Total Mom Pitch Competition
Hunter Browns pre-made brown butter is now sold in 23 stores across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, mainly is specialized gourmet outlets.
Richmond News • November 28
Harbour Air, Unilever, Microsoft, Brooks, Neste, and ITV are among 13 more companies to join The Climate Pledge
Thirty-one companies have now joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early
Harbour Air • December 9
Richmond-based Premium Brands of British Columbia partnered with a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations for ‘historic’ investment
Richmond-based Premium Brands of British Columbia partnered with a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations and made a $1 billion purchase of Clearwater Seafoods.
Richmond News • November 12
ZE PowerGroup Inc. named a Global Leader in Cloud Computing
The Business Intelligence Group awarded ZE PowerGroup Inc. a 2020 Stratus Award winner in their annual business award program.
Richmond News • December 11