Richmond Business News – February 2022

YVR welcomes Pacific Farms Market and local brands to airport (YVR)

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.

As Ideon Technologies goes underground, its profile has never been higher

The Richmond company’s x-ray technology has the potential to save the world with some much-needed energy

Vancouver Tech Journal • January 19

Universal Coach Line orders first battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach in Canada from NFI’s Motor Coach Industries

NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (“MCI”) has received a new order from Universal Coach Line (“Universal”) for one battery-electric, forty-five-foot MCI J4500 CHARGE™ coach.

MCI Coach • January 20

Farm to Flight – YVR welcomes Pacific Farms Market and local brands to airport

YVR’s journey to transform our food and beverage takes a huge step forward today with the addition of Pacific Farms Market to the terminal.

YVR • January 27

Temporary empty container storage facility in Richmond now open

The site was set up by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority with funding from the federal government to help address supply chain bottlenecks.

Richmond News • February 3

Entrepreneur aiming to make the world a better place

Angel Lam is a local artisan whose sustainable beauty brand Liv’Ez (Live Easy) Co. is catching eyes and winning awards for excellence in sustainable business practices. 

Richmond Sentinel • February 3

Paper Excellence gets $8.6 million CleanBC grant

Grant to help company make investments in energy efficiency.

Business in Vancouver • February 3

How ‘green’ aviation is progressing, and what Canada’s role is

The United Nations created an international environmental treaty to stabilize atmospheric greenhouse gases in June 1992. On Oct. 5, 2021, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency, stated that “global civil aviation operations will achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, supported by accelerated efficiency measures, energy transition, and innovation across the aviation sector.”

Skies Mag • February 7

More investments made in B.C.’s tourism infrastructure

More than 50 new tourism projects throughout B.C. are receiving a total of $21.3 million for shovel-ready infrastructure projects.

BC Gov News • February 4

RecycleSmart is Recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Most Innovative Companies

RecycleSmart has been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and named to the inaugural Canada’s Top 50 New Innovators award.

Recycle Smart • February 8

KPU adds video game development, visual FX and animation programs

Opportunities to learn the skills needed to enter the video game development, visual effects and animation industry will be expanded and enhanced by a new collaboration between Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Centre for Entertainment Arts (CEA).

Education News Canada • February 9

Capital crunch squeezes B.C.’s Industry 4.0 prospects

Pandemic complicating business challenges for manufacturers, says expert.

Business in Vancouver • February 9

There’s a Richmond-based garment factory making clothes for the metaverse

The fashion-focused NFTs give designers the opportunity to share their style with the digital world.

BC Business • February 10

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