Richmond Business News – October 2022

Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of YVR; and Teara Fraser, LEO and Founder of Iskwew Air pictured above. 

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.

Airport traffic continuing to increase

In September, the airport (YVR) welcomed a total of 1,838,322 passengers, bringing its year-to-date total at month’s end to about 14 million passengers.

Richmond Sentinel • October 7

2022 Technology Impact Awards Showcases Ambition and Innovation in BC

The Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) proved more ambitious than ever in their 29th annual celebration with a record-setting 48 finalists and 12 winners announced.

Newswire • October 7

InBC open for business, investments to support clean, inclusive growth

InBC Investment Corp (InBC), the province’s newest Crown corporation, is open for business and has launched its investment policy statement to guide decision-making to support a stronger, more resilient economy for British Columbians.

Richmond Sentinel • October 5

Potential tax relief on the way for B.C. small businesses, non-profits

Small businesses and non-profit organizations paying high property taxes because of future development potential may see some financial relief through new municipal property tax rate flexibility.

Richmond Sentinel • October 4

Sustainable Skincare & Wellness Brand Joins BC’s Circular Economy Incubator

In its efforts to accelerate the green economy along the Canadian west coast, the Vancouver Island-based non-profit organization, Synergy Foundation, has chosen Liv’Ez Co. as a venture to accelerate through its Project Zero Incubator.

Live Easy Co • September 26

It’s bottoms up till 2 a.m. thanks to Richmond council approval

A Richmond eatery received city council’s unanimous vote to approve its liquor service hour extension.

Richmond News • September 28

New immersive restaurant in Richmond

A new Richmond restaurant is offering an interactive and immersive dining experience to its guests.

Hand-woven blanket by Debra Sparrow installed at Richmond City Hall

A hand-woven blanket commissioned by the City of Richmond from prominent Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow now hangs at the entrance of Council Chambers at Richmond City Hall.

City of Richmond • September 27


YVR and Iskwew Air partner to enhance connectivity across British Columbia

The MOU between Iskwew Air and YVR is based on collaboration to enhance connectivity across communities in B.C. and will see the two organizations share best practices and knowledge in the areas of marketing and communications, operational innovations, and sustainability.

YVR • September 26

Canada Infrastructure Bank, Lulu Island Energy Company and Corix achieve financial close on $175 million district energy investment

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), Lulu Island Energy Company (LIEC) and Corix Infrastructure Inc. (Corix) have achieved financial close on a district energy expansion project in the City of Richmond, British Columbia.

City of Richmond • September 26


Richmond woman bags B.C.’s first Black small business award

A Richmond woman has become the first ever winner of the Black Business Association of BC’s (BBABC) Small Business of the Year. La Toya Barrington was named the winner at an awards ceremony at a hotel in Surrey last week.

Richmond News • September 22

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