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Old Posted Aug 8, 2018, 9:45 AM
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The US residents by non-automobile line are probably apples to apples comparing cities for their tourism pull, which would discount the easily drive-able border cities like Windsor & Vancouver.

Likewise the line concerning non-US international residents are probably a pretty good proxy for international tourist appeal.

BC does very well across the board.
It is fascinating.

Visitors from countries other than the United States are more numerous in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and BC. That surprises me for Ontario - obviously it gets lots of tourists but I would've assumed the number would be overwhelmed by the volume of Americans crossing the border every day.
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It is fascinating.

Visitors from countries other than the United States are more numerous in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and BC. That surprises me for Ontario - obviously it gets lots of tourists but I would've assumed the number would be overwhelmed by the volume of Americans crossing the border every day.
Ontario has YYZ, the biggest air gateway in the country.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2018, 11:36 AM
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Remember that Niagara Falls is one of the largest single tourist attractions on the planet. But yes - a ton of those tourists are Americans who border hop for a few hours. A large gateway airport with direct flights to almost anywhere globally also helps.
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Nice - they have been looking for a suitable location for years. Apparently this distribution centre will use new technologies, that if successful, can reduce the staff at existing warehouses. It is a bit of a demonstration centre.

Walmart Canada to invest more than $175 million to build new sustainable, state-of-the-art fulfillment centre in Surrey, British Columbia

https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...689221811.html

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-New fulfillment centre will result in 150-200 long-term jobs in Surrey and surrounding community, plus additional 300 skilled construction and engineering roles during the construction period

-Fulfillment centre will provide fresh and frozen grocery items to 60 stores within British Columbia

-Facility to feature state-of-the-art technology, with focus on sustainability and zero-waste
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So we don't use the term 'warehouse' any more? They're 'fulfillment centres'? Next people will start calling fast food joints 'nourishment dispensaries'.
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So we don't use the term 'warehouse' any more? They're 'fulfillment centres'? Next people will start calling fast food joints 'nourishment dispensaries'.
I'd always thought a 'fulfillment centre' was a direct-to-consumer distribution centre, whereas a warehouse was for distribution to another (retail) outlet.

To me this sounds like the author was trying to put a shiny spin on a (yep) warehouse announcement...
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The author in this case was Walmart themselves, who call their own warehouse the wrong term considering this is a distribution center not a fulfillment center.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2018, 11:38 PM
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The author in this case was Walmart themselves, who call their own warehouse the wrong term considering this is a distribution center not a fulfillment center.
Could be both. You can order things online from Walmart and have it shipped directly to you. I've done that a few times since Amazon started their "prime-members only" offerings.
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Employment Boom in Ontario Defies Minimum-Wage Naysayers

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In spite of some predictions to the contrary, Ontario’s sharp minimum-wage increase hasn’t killed its labor market.

Business owners and economists fretted the 21 percent wage hike, which took effect Jan. 1, would cause a slowdown, but the latest employment report shows the province’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in July, the lowest since 2000, and lower than every other province except British Columbia.

The labor gains suggest companies are coping with higher wage costs because of the strong economy, says Krishen Rangasamy, senior economist at National Bank Financial in Montreal.

“While Ontario’s minimum wage increase had the expected effect of lifting Canada’s average wage growth this year, the advertised negative impact on employment is less apparent,” Rangasamy wrote in a research note Friday. “Employers seem reluctant to part with their now more expensive workers perhaps due to reported labor shortages, although the persistence of strong sales and profits could also explain the resilience of employment.”


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Yay again. International students are one of our only reliable sources of immigration. We also just introduced a new immigration category that enables them to establish a business here once they graduate and then get fast-tracked to permanent residency.

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The Amazon Era Is Making Vancouver the World’s Hottest Warehouse Market

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Forget that multi-million-dollar condo on Vancouver’s waterfront. Invest in a warehouse instead.

The Canadian city is the world’s hottest industrial real estate market with lease rates up 29 percent in the first quarter year-on-year versus a global average of 3 percent. IKEA and BMW AG are among companies that have snapped up the biggest industrial and logistics spaces, according to data provided by CBRE Group Inc.

“Industrial previously was almost like a forgotten asset class,” Jason Kiselbach, vice president and sales manager at CBRE Vancouver, said by phone. “But we haven’t even scratched the surface of the demand that’s going to continue to grow and put more pressure on the industrial market.”

E-commerce giants like Amazon.com Inc. are driving the need for more logistics and storage space in urban centers. Consumers demanding quick online deliveries are forcing companies to carry more inventory in the city where the last-mile deliveries take place. Those dynamics are playing out across Canada and the U.S.

"The big household retail names -- you don’t realize that everything that they provide you has to come through a warehouse," said Kiselbach. "The new retail is really warehouse direct sales."

It’s great news for landlords but underscores how Metro Vancouver is running out of the kind of land that supports one in four jobs -- and often some of the best-paying ones. Geographic constraints like mountains and water are one issue. But vast swathes of prime property near the city are reserved for agricultural use, while rezoning industrial land to residential use can mean a big bump in revenue for municipalities.




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imports helps fuel Port of Vancouver cargo record

File under: Vancouver don't need no pipeline?

Imports of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the Lower Mainland increased significantly over the first half of 2018, helping to pad record cargo volumes through Vancouver’s port for the period, according to the Port of Vancouver.

Oil exports have increased in 2017 and the first half of 2018 from record lows in 2016, said port CEO Robin Silvester, but it was imports that drove its increase in cargo volumes.

“We’ve seen a 1.2-million-tonne increase (in petroleum shipments), and within that, 900,000 tonnes or so is inbound rather than outbound,” Silvester said, “and the inbound is almost all stuff we use as consumers.”

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-...r-cargo-record
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File under: Vancouver don't need no pipeline?
The pipeline will do nothing to address the needs of the Lower Mainland because the refining into those products is not done in the Lower Mainland. To get those products, they will need to be shipped in as is currently being done.
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The pipeline will do nothing to address the needs of the Lower Mainland because the refining into those products is not done in the Lower Mainland. To get those products, they will need to be shipped in as is currently being done.
Or sent through the pipeline from refineries in Alberta. It probably won't change prices much, but it definitely won't make things worse, and if BC really wanted to be brave they could, ya know, build a refinery like they keep saying someone should do.
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Or sent through the pipeline from refineries in Alberta. It probably won't change prices much, but it definitely won't make things worse, and if BC really wanted to be brave they could, ya know, build a refinery like they keep saying someone should do.
There’s a certain irony seeing Calgary gassed by smoke from BC forest fires that are happening because of climate change brought on the very oil you’re foisting on BC.
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There’s a certain irony seeing Calgary gassed by smoke from BC forest fires that are happening because of climate change brought on the very oil you’re foisting on BC.
Right, cause Calgary is single highhandedly responsible for climate change.. not the billions of people all over the planet burning fossil fuels. I'm sorry, why is BC importing gasoline and diesel at an increasing rate? To power all the electric cars and bicycles? I dont think twinning a pipeline will have any affect on this what so ever. Until the whole world stops using fossil fuels, and countries with little to no environmental laws and regulations get their shit together. But carry on blaming Alberta for climate change.
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There’s a certain irony seeing Calgary gassed by smoke from BC forest fires that are happening because of climate change brought on the very oil you’re foisting on BC.
Do you truly believe this garbage or are you just trolling? It's hard to tell, because I don't think too many people are both intelligent enough to use a computer but also this intellectually inept.

Alberta produces a small percentage of the world's oil, and all of that is produced because there is demand for it. Alberta is not foisting climate change on anyone, least of all BC. By opposing a pipeline, you actually want a less efficient, more GHG intensive, more environmentally damaging oil transport network but you're too blinded by your preconceived biases to be able to see that.
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