Richmond Business News – December 2021

A proposed electric helicopter is seen in an undated artist’s rendering handout image. Helijet, North America’s largest helicopter airline, has announced it has partnered with Blade, a technology platform, in the project.  HO-HELIJET / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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.

MDA Awarded Initial Design Phase Contract for Lunar Rover

MDA Ltd., a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the rapidly-expanding global space industry, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to undertake a Phase A initial design study for a Canadian Lunar Rover mission to the Moon.

BC Tech News • November 16

Winners of the 13th Annual Chinese Restaurant Awards Announced

Richmond restaurants took home nine awards honoring the culinary excellence of Chinese and Taiwanese restaurants in Metro Vancouver.

Chinese Restaurant Awards • November 16

Richmond RCMP Toy Drive a huge success

The drive raised $ 22,400 in cash and collected 1.5 tons of toys. This was a significant increase of toy donations from the community, and cash donations almost doubled thanks to the $ 10,000 donation for the dunk tank.

Voice Online • November 24

Digital Technology Supercluster Announces Investment in World’s First X-Ray Discovery Platform

Led by muon tomography pioneer Ideon Technologies and in partnership with Simon Fraser University (SFU), Dias Geophysical, Microsoft, Fireweed Zinc, and Mitacs, the Earth X-ray for Low-Impact Mining project will enable mining exploration companies to identify density and magnetic anomalies with greater resolution and certainty up to 1 kilometre beneath the Earth’s surface, much like X-rays and MRIs give us visibility inside the human body.

Digital Technology Supercluster • November 25

Investors deliver US $130m as General Fusion ramps up commercialization efforts

General Fusion Inc. is drawing yet another big-time capital injection from investors as the B.C. cleantech firm draws closer to commercializing its fusion power technology.

Business in Vancouver • November 30

Helijet announces plans to add electric helicopters to its fleet in British Columbia

North America’s largest helicopter airline has announced its plans to add electric helicopters to its fleet in British Columbia.

The Canadian Press • December 2

Richmond Chamber Business Excellence Awards names recipients

The 44th annual Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards has concluded, naming 11 recipients that represent the success of local business.

Richmond Sentinel • December 3

27-acre site next to Richmond Oval acquired for $300 million for redevelopment

A vast parcel of commercial and light industrial properties adjacent to Richmond Oval has just been acquired for over $300 million, making it one of the largest land sale deals in British Columbia in 2021.

Daily Hive • December 8

Air Canada flies its first Boeing 767-300ER freighter plane to Vancouver

The freighter was deployed earlier than planned in order to provide excess cargo as a result of regional flooding.
Business in Vancouver  • December 9

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