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Fortis brings jobs home to Burnaby

Utility company employs 200 people at new call centre in Willingdon Park

Surviving the economic turmoil

Company challenged by the downturn in the U.S. economy but looking forward to a good year in 2012

Business up for awards

Burnaby-based Williams and White Machine Inc. has twice the chance of winning at the Small Business B.C. Successful You Awards this year.

Bank machine pilot project at city facilities

Burnaby residents can now grab a little cash at the theatre or before their workout at city facilities. Three ATMs have been installed in the city, one each at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, city hall, and Bonsor Recreation Centre.

Realtors share warmth with annual blanket drive

The annual Realtors Care blanket drive - which ran from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, 2011 throughout the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby - helped 19,000 people this year, according to a press release from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

ZAG founder not your typical CEO

ZAG founder Steve Curtis - raised in Burnaby from the age of seven - did not take the typical path to the top. His company is a diverse conglomerate of many businesses, ranging from health products to marketing, and represents Curtis's many facets.

Business Watch expanding

The City of Burnaby has moved forward with its plan to expand its Business Watch program - a pilot project in North Burnaby - to the southwest area of the city.

Keeping violence at bay in the workplace

Reporter Janaya Fuller-Evans caught up with Kevin Calder of K. Calder & Associates, a licensed security consultant specializing in workplace violence intervention since 2006. He works out of his home office in Burnaby.

SFU recognized as family-friendly employer

It'd be hard to pin down the components that make Simon Fraser University one of the country's most family-friendly employers when there's so many to choose from.

Anti-bullying contest underway

Metropolis at Metrotown is holding an online T-shirt design contest in conjunction with the antibullying initiative, Pink Shirt Day - held on Feb. 29. The contest runs until Feb.