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Increased San Francisco Flight Frequency

San FransiscoUnited Express will offer increased frequency on the Victoria (YYJ) to San Francisco (SFO) flight effective March 29, 2009. Service will now be offered twice daily, with a change in aircraft configuration.

The new aircraft will be a 50 seat regional jet, which will replace the 66 seat regional jet that operates currently. The new jet will have 100% economy seating and will offer a more attractive schedule for those passengers wishing to connect from SFO to another destination.

VITP Welcomes Alberta Research Council to Victoria

Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) is pleased to welcome Alberta Research Council (ARC) as its newest tenant. ARC has opened its first […]

Green Government Facility Named Canada's Solar Project of the Year

Jean CanfieldCarmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) today received the CanSIA “Solar PV Project of the Year Award” for a grid-tied solar power system installed on the Jean Canfield Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In accepting the award at the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) conference in Toronto earlier today, Carmanah CEO Ted Lattimore expressed his thanks on behalf of the entire project team, and commented on the global shift towards using renewable energy technology to create healthier and more efficient environments in which to live and work.

Human breast stem cells that regrow mammary tissue: BC Cancer Agency discovery

BC Cancer AgencyA team of scientists at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver have made an important advance for breast cancer. Published this week in the leading medical journal, Nature Medicine, their exciting study shows that the normal female breast contains a population of breast stem cells – each being able to regrow a complete miniature, milk-producing mammary gland after being transplanted into a special type of mouse. Many investigators believe these normal breast stem cells are the culprits that start to form breast cancers.

GPhotospace Leverages Gmail to Create Firefox Add-On for Free Private Photo Sharing-Proceeds to Support Sustainability

GPhotospace announced today the launch of PC and Mac versions of the GPhotospace Add-on for Firefox and Flock. Leveraging the Gmail platform, the GPhotospace Add-on shares albums online many times faster than most solutions. GPhotospace also announced today that proceeds from the software will be donated to help sustainability in rural Africa through the relief organization Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief.

Using GPhotospace, private photo sharing becomes extremely straightforward. In a seamless experience within the Add-on, users simply select their photos, upload them to their GMail storage, select their recipients and send album viewing invitations through email.

New Research Universities' Council Announced

The Presidents of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia […]

LifeSciences British Columbia Recognizes Dr. Michael Hayden, Named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

LifeSciences BCLifeSciences BC is pleased to announce that one of British Columbia’s pre-eminent health researchers, Dr. Michael Hayden, Director and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, and University Killam Professor, Department of Medical Genetics at UBC has received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Michael Smith Prize in Health Research: Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year award. Named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Smith, CIHR grants this prestigious award annually to a Canadian researcher in Biomedical and Clinical Research who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, innovation, creativity, achievement and leadership in health research.

Dr. Hayden Named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce that one of British Columbia’s pre-eminent health researchers, Dr. Michael Hayden, Director and Senior Scientist at […]

Bariven S.A. Upgrades Venezuela's Airport De Guiria With Solar-Powered Aviation Lights From Carmanah Technologies

A704-5 RunwayCarmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has received an order to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for Bariven S.A. in Venezuela, a subsidiary of PDVSA. The order, valued at approximately $700,000, will provide the tools to equip Venezuela’s Airport De Guiria with a stand-alone system of solar-powered LED (light emitting diode) aviation lights. Serving the Gulf of Paria, the Airport De Guiria offers convenient access for residents and visitors to this seaside community, while accommodating around-the-clock support and emergency response for local industrial enterprises including offshore oil developments within the region.

ICE Fund Backs Unique Biomass Technology

British Columbia Government

With support from the provincial government’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund, Nexterra Energy Corp. is implementing an alternative energy system that will cut operating costs for a Lower Mainland industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22,000 tonnes per year, Technology, Trade and Economic Development Minister Ida Chong said today.

“The ICE Fund investment is realizing a double dividend in this project by helping an important local employer in New Westminster sustain good industry jobs and reduce costs, while lowering carbon emissions significantly,” said Chong. “This success showcases British Columbia as a clean technology leader – exactly what we expect the ICE Fund to accomplish.”