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Dec 12, 2016
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work 2017: Is Vancouver a victim of its success?
Jenny Peng

It’s late September, and inside the lobby of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, a steady stream of travellers are lining up at the check-in desk; next door, the hotel’s ARC restaurant is buzzing with the chatter of diners studying city maps...

Dec 12, 2016
Alan Ruddiman, B.C.'s top doc, on why the province needs more GPs
Jamie Maw

Born in Dundee, Scotland, and raised and educated in South Africa, Alan Ruddiman moved to Canada in 1991—practising rural medicine on the Prairies for five years before settling in bucolic Oliver, where he continues a general practice to this day.

Dec 9, 2016
Little Vancouver bus company makes it big in U.S.
Felicity Stone

The City of Porterville in California is purchasing 10 zero-emission electric transit buses from Vancouver-based GreenPower Motor Company, which will also install the charging infrastructure, including 11 charging stations. Porterville is a test site for an all-electric transit bus system...

Dec 8, 2016
50 high-paying jobs in B.C.
Michaela Ludwig

In the annual BCBusiness survey of the best cities for work in B.C., one of the factors is average household income—for which it's helpful to have a high-paying job. Here are 50 of the province's best-paying areas in which to work. Pay range: From $18.67 to $62.50 an hour, with a...

Dec 8, 2016
The Weekender: 3 holiday lunch spots for business or pleasure
Matt O'Grady

As is holiday tradition, many of Vancouver’s top restaurants are opening their doors this month for lunch—a tough proposition during the rest of the year. In December, however, friends, families and business associates open up their wallets a bit wider...

Dec 8, 2016
Big Fat Deal: Holiday giving edition
Fiona Morrow

Yes, we know you and yours have everything and more, but we also know you love this time of year. It is the season for giving, after all, and any opportunity to display how truly filthy rich you are cannot...

Dec 7, 2016
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work 2017: Kelowna rising
Jenny Peng

In 2014, Justin Goodhew was working 60-hour weeks in Silicon Valley building his first business, Blue Perch—a job-seeking app. About three months into it, the startup fizzled, and Goodhew returned to Vancouver to consider his options. The UBC business grad...

Dec 7, 2016
Jingle Mingle 2016: BC Cancer Foundation
Felicity Stone

More than 300 guests attended the 10th annual Jingle Mingle fundraiser at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress on December 1. Presented by Proline Property Management, the event raised $1.74 million and received a commitment of an additional $1 million over three years...

Dec 6, 2016
The connected mindset: A new way to work the room
Darcy Rezac et al.

In the summer of 1996, Cedric Steele attended a small dinner in honour of some senior American naval officers at the Empress Hotel. The past chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce was seated next to four-star Admiral Archie...

Dec 6, 2016
Top 10 gifts to buy for your business this year

BCBusiness + Best Buy Geek Squad Whether you own a spa, a busy dental practice or a high-end women’s fashion boutique, you probably have a technical gadget that needs upgrading. Or, you are finally ready to take your business to the...

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