Richmond Business News – November 2019

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Richmond local business news for November covers the full spectrum from canned salmon to fossil fuel-free airlines. Check out the following stories:

B.C.’s Gold Seal to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Gold Seal canned salmon will be 100 years old this month – making it one of Canada’s most enduring food brands.
Business in Vancouver  • October 24

Past, present collide as harbour authority works to revitalize Steveston’s fishing industry

Steveston Harbour is by far the largest small-craft harbour in the county, home to more than 33 percent of the buildings in the entire national harbour program.
Richmond News • October 30

Virtual reality is booming and Vancouver is leading the way

Richmond-based virtual reality gaming company Sandbox VR announced $11 million in funding from Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry.
The Vancouver Sun •  November 3

YVR to become first Canadian airport to use facial recognition at Nexus kiosks

The kiosks that identify passengers through facial features replace the iris scanners in Nexus kiosks.
The Vancouver Sun • November 3

Sierra Wireless acquires Australia’s M2M group of companies for $19.8 million US to expand IoT Solutions Business in Asia-Pacific region

Richmond company Sierra Wireless announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the M2M group of companies in Australia.
BC Technology • November 7

Electric Avenue: Behind Harbour Air’s bid to become the world’s first fossil fuel-free airline

Setting trends is nothing new for the Richmond airline, but its latest move could make history.
BC Business • November 14

B.C. liquor stores to phase out plastic bags for paper beginning this month

Richmond-based, family-owned Bulldog Bag Ltd. has been selected to provide paper bags to all 197 B.C. Liquor Stores as they phase out plastic bags, beginning this month.
The Province • November 15

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