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BC Buy Local Week 2016

This year, the #BCBuyLocal campaign kicks-off with the 5th Annual  BC Buy Local Week on November 28-December 4, 2016. Read … Read more

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Share your favourite BC local businesses and win!

Post a picture of your favourite BC Local Businesses or Products to social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter all work) with … Read more

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Eat Local this summer and win!

#BCBuyLocal Summer 2016 Eat Local Challenge
Eat Local this summer for a chance to win!
Post a picture of your favourite B.C. … Read more

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The Impact of Online Shopping on Local Business

Read LOCO’s new report on the impact of online shopping on local business in Canada. A study on trends … Read more

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BC Buy Local Week 2015

This year, the #BCBuyLocal campaign kicks-off with BC Buy Local Week on November 30-December 6, 2015.
Buy Local Week is an annual celebration of local … Read more

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Dress Local: Buying BC Local Made Fashion

Vancouver Fashion Week, held from Sept 28 to Oct 4, 2015 connects local and international designers with fashionistas from … Read more

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Shout out to Local Fashion on Sept 29th at Vancouver Fashion Week

 
Vancouver Fashion  Week occurs on Sept 28 – Oct 4, 2015 and features over 60 international and Canadian … Read more

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HAZEL & JOOLS: 30 Years Experience Helps Women Look & Feel Great

HAZEL & JOOLS designs and produces locally made lifestyle collections for women. This long established business specializes in … Read more

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Annimiism: Inspired Local Made Fashions

Aniimiism has a mission to embrace change and collaboration, to create new shapes and forms in understated ways. … Read more

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Allison Wonderland: Timeless Local Made Fashions

Allison Smith designs clothes for women in their everyday lives of working, running around town and getting things done. Designer … Read more

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Sofia Clothing: Natural, Luxurious and Locally Made

Sofia Clothing designs are intended to make women feel effortlessly beautiful. Each design is locally made using luxurious … Read more

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Eliza Faulkner Fashions: Clean and Vibrant Local Made Fashions

Eliza was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She trained at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in … Read more

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Feel the Local Love

Check out over 2000 love letters sent to local BC Businesses as part of the #BCBuyLocal week holiday contest.  Read more

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The Soap Dispensary: Community-based eco-champion helps consumers reduce, reuse and refill

The Soap Dispensary is a retail store dedicated to reducing the plastic footprint of consumer products by refilling household cleaners, … Read more

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LaLa’s: Unique Products From a Retailer That Supports Good Local Owned Companies Everywhere

LaLa’s is an independently owned and operated gift store with locations in Deep Cove and Commercial Drive. LaLa’s are fashion … Read more

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Donald’s Market: Supporting Local Suppliers & Greening Operations

Donald’s Market is a local family-owned grocery store owned by three brothers and a friend. The newest of the Donald’s … Read more

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Buy it Forward this year by purchasing from Social Enterprises

Getting ready for the holidays? Enterprising Non-Profits, the BC Partners for Social Impact, Buy Social Canada and … Read more

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#BCBuyLocal Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some great ideas for holiday gift shopping all from businesses that are owned in BC! Be a local … Read more

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Modo: Leading Car Sharing in North America & Enabling Local Community Organizations

Modo is a member-owned not-for-profit carsharing co-op with 300+ locations in Metro Vancouver. It started in Vancouver’s West End … Read more

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Five Holiday Essentials You’d Be Better Off Buying Locally

Just in time for Buy Local Week, our suggestions for a holly, jolly, socially responsible celebration.
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Aphrodite’s Organic Café & Pie Shop: Committed to Organic and Local

Aphrodite’s Organic Café and Pie Shop was founded in 2002 by Allan Christian. He was working and living on … Read more

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Food.ee: Changing the Catering Business through Locally Sourced Foods and Compostable Packaging

Food.ee was created as a greener and tastier alternative to the usual catered fare, delivered in environmentally unsustainable … Read more

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Lunapads: A Mission-Driven, Local Company that Makes a Difference, Locally and Globally

Launched in 1993 by Madeleine Shaw, Lunapads—known for its eco-friendly, body-positive, reusable menstrual products—is a local, women-owned and … Read more

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Saul Good Gift Co: Generating Local Social Impact through Collaboration

When Saul Brown, a founding member of LOCO BC, started Saul Good Gift Co—a certified B Corp—in 2006, … Read more

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Glenburn Soda: Serving B.C.’s Abundance by Sourcing Local

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary is a retro-style fountain shop on Hastings Street in Burnaby Heights owned by husband … Read more

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Skipper Otto CSF Holiday Gift Certificates

For the first time, Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is offering shares in its 2015 fishing catch in … Read more

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Give the gift of carsharing with Modo

Modo gift certificates are truly the gift that keeps giving.
Give your favourite person a membership to Modo or top … Read more

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Sea to Sky Corridor Celebrates Buy Local Week

Sea to Sky residents are encouraged to support local businesses from Dec. 1 – 7 , 2014.
Before you head to Vancouver … Read more

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Enter to Win! Send Holiday Greetings to Your Favourite Local Biz

Local, independent businesses and social enterprises are the engines that drive a strong, vibrant economy. Write a holiday greeting card … Read more

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BC Buy Local Week Dec 1-7 2014

Celebrate the 3rd Annual BC Buy Local Week from Dec 1 -7, 2014.
Buy Local Week is an annual celebration of … Read more

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Made in Strathcona

Strathcona is one of the most stable commercial districts in Canada. The area currently boasts over 850 members across different … Read more

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Make It! Vancouver December 4-7, 2014

Cap off BC Buy Local Week with a trip to Make It Vancouver on December 4-7 2014. Shop for one-of-a-kind … Read more

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Toque at Western Front. Dec. 5 – 6, 2014

TOQUE is a craft fair & fundraising event showcasing a curated selection of talented artists, artisans, and designers. Shop for … Read more