Richmond Business News – July 2022


Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd. CEO Todd Parsons stands in front of one of his company’s iconic trucks

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.

Filmmakers channel love of food to document stories of Richmond Night Market vendors

Night Market Neighbours series, part of CBC’s Creator Network, aims to show how food brings people together.

CBC News • July 9

Five-lane interchange breaks ground in Richmond

Ground was officially broken Thursday, July 7, 2022, on the new five-lane Steveston interchange in Richmond as part of the project that will see the George Massey Tunnel replaced with a new toll-free crossing.

BC Government • July 7

B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) awards climate solutions funding through inaugural Open Call for Innovation

On July 5, the British Columbia (B.C.) Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) announced funding awards from their inaugural Open Call for Innovation, which provides grants to catalyze B.C.-based innovators.

Newswire • July 6

YVR welcomes Fiji Airways to Canadian skies

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is welcoming a new international airline. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national carrier, announced July 5 that it will fly directly from Nadi, the largest city in the country, starting Nov. 25.

Richmond News • July 6

Richmond production office prepares for new TV film this month

A new legal-focused TV show is scheduled to begin filming in B.C. with its production office based in Richmond.

Richmond News • July 4

MDA provides global fishing watch access to Radarsat-2 Archive to help combat illegal fishing

MDA Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the rapidly expanding global space industry, announced today at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference a major new contribution to international efforts to monitor, track and intercept illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities using satellite technology.

BC Technology • June 30

This Vancouver airport hotel was ranked as the best in North America & it has mountain views

The Skytrax World Airport Awards released the list of The World’s Best Airport Hotels 2022, and the Fairmont Vancouver Airport stood out as the fifth-best airport hotel in the entire world and claimed the number one spot in North America.

Narcity • June 28

Corvus Energy named “Supplier of the Year” for the 6th consecutive year

Corvus Energy is very pleased to announce that the company has been named Supplier of the Year at the prestigious Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2022 in recognition of the company’s contribution to drive adoption for electric and hybrid technology.

Corvus Energy • June 24

Richmond first to launch e-scooter sharing in Metro Vancouver

The City of Richmond is celebrating its commitment to accessible sustainable, low carbon, person mobility options by being the first in Metro Vancouver to offer a shared electric kick scooter (e-scooter) service.

City of Richmond • June 22

KPU Richmond launches programs to meet gaming and film industry demands

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) launched an official collaboration with a private company last week to offer courses in video game development, visual effects and animation at the university’s Richmond campus with the aim of meeting local industry demand for talent.

Richmond News • June 21

Coca-Cola Bottling to invest $42 million in B.C.

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd. is investing heavily in British Columbia as it aims to strengthen its supply chains.

Richmond News • June 21

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