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B.C. Finalizes Franchise Laws

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has released the regulations to its previously enacted Franchises Act (BC). The regulations will be enforced starting Feb. 1, 2017,...

SmartSweets Sugar-Free Candy Now Available at B.C. Retailers and Online

VANCOUVER — SmartSweets, a Vancouver-based start-up founded by Tara Bosch, is giving candy lovers a chance to enjoy sweets while still kicking sugar. The...

Business Groups Respond to B.C.’s Minimum Wage Increase

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government’s announcement to increase minimum wage and liquor server wage annually based on the Consumer Price Index is being met...

Franchise Legislation

Volume 47, Number 11 Written By: Laura Pratt Franchising in Canada “can be a bad scene,” says Gerry Docherty, president and COO of Good Earth Coffeehouse,...

Edmonton Journal: The “City of Champions” a Hot Spot for Restaurant...

EDMONTON — The city of Edmonton is a breeding ground for restaurant concepts and entrepreneurial spirit, where Boston Pizza, Earls, Pizza 73, Booster Juice,...

PST to be Reinstated in B.C. in April

VICTORIA — The B.C. foodservice industry is anticipating April 1, when Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will replace the province’s Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), essentially...

Chef’s Congress Returns

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Chefs from across the country are gearing up for the third-annual Canadian Chefs’ Congress, a two-day biennial event to be held...

B.C. Blueberry Crops Delayed

VANCOUVER — Cool and rainy weather has delayed blueberry crops in B.C., and, as one of the world’s largest high-bush blueberry-producing regions in the...

Spot Prawn Festival Kicks Off BC Spot Prawn Season

VANCOUVER — Chefs and fisherman will kick off the B.C. spot-prawn season May 5 in Vancouver at the 6th annual Spot Prawn Festival. The...

Mission Hill Named Winery of the Year

KELOWNA, B.C. —  Mission Hill Family Estate has been named "Winery of the Year,” beating out 300 other competitors at the InterVin International Wine...