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Local. Business. Intelligence. October 18–24, 2011 • Issue 1147 BIV.COM  $3.00 INSide full disclosure Construction boom building skills shortages and job opportunities 3 Local industrial land evolution The aboriginal enterprise initiatives of ex-PM Paul Martin 5 I n this third instalment of a three-part series, Business in Vancouver examines how Metro Vancouver’s recently adopted Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) will preserve industrial land, the loss of which is a huge concern to regional land management advocates like Bob Laurie. The series’ first instalment examined how the plan could promote Ernst & Young’s Kristen Tisdale and B.C.’s battle to retain head offices  17 dominic schaefer Banker big on B.C.’s future 10 Bookriff’s iTunes take on the brave new world of publishing 12 For temporary, permanent and contract staffing call today 604-694-2500 development via transportation and transit links (see “Banking on transit’s power to drive growth” – issue 1145; October 4-10). Instalment 2 explored the additional layers of bureaucracy that will accompany the RGS and their impact on development and other business enterprise (“Red flags over red tape” – issue 1146; October 11-17). Business in Vancouver special report – 6, 7 How to convert website visitors to customers  26 Kate and Jean-Pierre LeBlanc – wellness and business: Smallbusiness quarterly 27-32 Treaty trouble stalls development >BC Treaty Commission boss blasts lack of urgency in a process that, after 20 years and $533 million, has generated widespread investment uncertainty and yielded only two treaties By Joel McKay Top 100 national and global companies based in B.C. 18, 20, 22, 23 Subscriber details Business in Vancouver Issue 1147 7 71114 78312 PM40069240 6 R8876 43 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to Circulation Department: 102 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. v5t 1g2. F irst Nations treaty negotiations in B.C. have slowed to a crawl, and unless the government and First Nations re-commit to accelerate the process, the province’s chief commissioner believes it should be abandoned. Last week, Sophie Pierre asked for a oneyear extension to her three-year term as BC Treaty Commission chief commissioner in an attempt to get negotiations back online. Pierre told Business in Vancouver the “lack of urgency” in negotiations is “ridiculous.” She said unless Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Christy Clark and the First Nations Summit re-commits to the treaty process to hasten negotiations and implement treaties, then the process, which she criticized as being a “program,” should be shut down. “If it continues to be a program instead of negotiations, then when I leave I’ll just be telling everybody, ‘Look, folks, it’s not working, forget it; it’s a waste of time,” said Pierre. see Negotiation, 4 Dominic Schaefer Anne Callaghan, the first American woman consul general to be based in Vancouver, on better cross-border business  43 Squamish Chief Gibby Jacob: “right now, the table is just way too slanted in favour of the other governments [in treaty negotiations]”

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