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Plus, what happened at our members-only golf meetup, and the lowdown on a Vancouver company that didn't disclose sponsored social posts.

On Wednesday, we hit the links with some of our VTJ community at a members-only meetup. A disclaimer here: the last time I tried pitch-and-putt was several years ago in the U.K., where I discovered that it’s not advisable to accidentally drive the ball as hard as you can over the fence onto the cricket pitch next door.

Luckily, I got some useful pointers from some of our more experienced golfers, and scored a pretty good round. Most importantly, though, we got to spend a few good hours on the course catching up and chatting Vancouver tech, and making some awesome new connections.

Want to be part of our next members-only meetup? Become a member now (and you can probably expense the $8.25 a month too).

Now onto today’s briefing. It’s 1,123 words: a four-minute read.

  • P.S. We won’t be running our usual Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee this Tuesday, as it’s right after the long weekend. Enjoy the time off!

Meta, which owns the two social media platforms, has officially begun ending news availability to Canadians. Here’s what you can do to still get your news.

The precedent-setting case is the first enforcement of the law in B.C. in 28 years, and the first to deal with social media.

Read that and nine other takeaways scoring tech talent, including insights from Alain Rivère, VP of the High Technology Facilities Group at commercial real estate giant CBRE.

The funding is to support research, development, and demonstration of new made-in-B.C. zero-emission vehicles.

The Vancouver-born entrepreneur, who previously gifted $14.5 million to BC Parks, continues his philanthropy. Read last week’s top members-only briefing.

ICYMI: Unveiling Metro Vancouver's Global Competitiveness

The Metro Vancouver region is an innovation powerhouse drawing attention from global investors thanks to its dynamic blend of research, leading technologies, sustainability, and unrivaled expertise.

Invest Vancouver, the Metro Vancouver region’s economic development service, recently shared insights learned after speaking with new and existing investors to our region. From Burnaby to Boston and beyond, we asked Invest Vancouver staff what they’ve learned about the Metro Vancouver region’s competitiveness, advantages, and opportunities on a global stage.

Highlights include insights on why investment attraction is a team sport and why opportunity remains to clearly articulate the region’s tech brand.

Read the full article to learn more.

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