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Fake Richmond “winery” sours business relationship leading to violence

By Amy Chen The troubled Richmond, BC-based fake “winery” accused of selling counterfeit ice wine to China created a rift between its owners and their business partners leading to violence, according to court documents. Ying Hua Yu and Tao Li

BC government investigating North Van developer’s foreign buyer tax avoidance scheme

By Amy Chen British Columbia’s Ministry of Finance is investigating a foreign buyer tax avoidance scheme run by a North Vancouver developer uncovered by ThinkPol on Sunday, a ministry official confirmed today. “Our government is committed to making sure our

Mandarin a must for many jobs in Metro Vancouver

By Amy Chen From Production Manager at Lululemon to Administrative Assistant at RBC, many job postings in Metro Vancouver are demanding fluency in Mandarin as a mandatory requirement even for jobs that doesn’t require communicating with customers or vendors in

North Vancouver developer advertising in China scheme to skirt foreign buyer tax

By Amy Chen A North Vancouver developer is advertising in China a scheme to circumvent Lower Mainland’s 15% foreign buyer tax on real estate through a rent-to-own arrangement. “Did you know you can buy a house in North Vancouver one

Scores of BC birthing hostels advertised in China

By Amy Chen Fancy advertisements for so called “birthing hostels” are luring pregnant women women from China to give birth to their babies on Canadian soil, promising the mothers a convenient, comfortable and healthy way to give their children Canadian

Yuen Pau Woo joined Ponzi operator’s event as special guest a month before Senate appointment

By Amy Chen Yuen Pau Woo joined alleged Ponzi operator Istuary Investment Group’s third anniversary celebrations a mere month before being appointed to Canada’s Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. An announcement by Istuary[1]http://archive.is/fAqup#selection-729.468-729.507 and an article in the Chinese

Ottawa approved fraudster to offer visas despite whistleblower warnings of immigration and Ponzi scams

By Amy Chen Canada’s immigration department approved an alleged fraudster to offer immigrant visas despite warnings from whistleblowers that the company was running a Ponzi scheme and committing immigration fraud. Former employees of Istuary Investment Group claim that they warned

Tech investors in US, Canada scammed out of millions as Ponzi operator flees back to China

By Amy Chen Investors in US and Canada who thought they were investing in a tech company but were tricked into joining an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme have been scammed out of millions, court documents show. So far, four

Istuary CEO sued for fraud, believed to have fled to China with investor money

By Amy Chen The CEO of the troubled Vancouver-based tech company Istuary is being sued by a lawyer who invested money in the firm. Vancouver Lawyer Joe G. Carangi, who invested $138,000 in Istuary Investment Fund, is alleging that CEO

China-linked tech company approved by Ottawa to offer immigrant visas stops paying workers

By Amy Chen A Vancouver-based tech company with links to China and designated by Ottawa as one of the business incubators under the Start-up Business Visa pilot program has not paid its North American employees since May, according to the