Dec 5, 2016
Tidal Shift: Vancouver Aquarium goes global

One morning in September 2015, Dolf DeJong stopped at a popular tourist beach in the Alicante region of Spain. He saw hundreds and hundreds of people in street clothes and bathing suits milling about, television reporters roving the sand with...

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Dec 5, 2016
The passive approach to reducing carbon emissions
Felicity Stone

Both the federal and provincial governments have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions: Canada by 30 per cent by 2030, and B.C. by 80 per cent by 2050. According to an analysis released on Monday by the Pacific Institute for Climate...

Dec 2, 2016
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month
Jenny Peng

Known among collectors for their quality craftsmanship and minimalist designs, German Nomos Glashütte watches (pictured above) have arrived at Roldorf & Co. in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. Their manual-winding and automatic collection featuring 12 core models ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. Following...

Dec 2, 2016
Opinion: Why marketing to millennials is different in Canada than in the U.S.
Brad Sherwin

As Pierre Trudeau famously said, living next to the U.S. is in some ways like "sleeping with an elephant." So much of our news and information comes from U.S. sources, and taking U.S. statistics divided by 10 becomes a Canadian...

Nov 30, 2016
The Weekender: 5 festive beers from B.C. breweries
Marcie Good

Bob and Doug McKenzie were on to something when they sang about the gift of beer. Now that craft breweries have infused their hops with class and flavour, what better way to show your true love? Here are five festive brews to celebrate the holidays.

Nov 30, 2016
Big Fat Deal: Holiday rental edition
Fiona Morrow

Fancy a change of scenery over the holidays? Who can blame you? It’s tiring staring at the same luxurious walls all the time, we know. It’s a little late to be booking a festive foray, but take heart: there are...

Nov 30, 2016
The perfect Christmas gift for the scientifically minded child
Marcie Good

Derek Wulff jokes that he has something in common with Apple founder Steve Jobs. “He started his toys business in his garage, as I did,” says the 59-year-old designer behind Victoria’s Pathfinder Toys, “and then he became gloriously, fabulously wealthy...

Nov 29, 2016
Ottawa approves Trans Mountain pipeline, Line 3, but turns down Northern Gateway
Marcie Good

The federal government has approved two major crude oil pipelines, including the controversial expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line to Vancouver. The $6.8-billion project will nearly triple the capacity of an existing pipeline, moving a mix of oil products...

Nov 28, 2016
West Vancouver residents oppose new rental buildings
Felicity Stone

A proposal to build two infill low-rise apartment buildings in West Vancouver is opposed by neighbouring residents, who argue it would obstruct views and create more traffic. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday...

Nov 28, 2016
Six prime private dining rooms in Vancouver
Amanda Ross

From heritage spaces to dynamite views to luxe lounges, trying to find the right room to accommodate an intimate meal, festive gathering or full-on office holiday bash often seems to need military strategic planning. We’ve scoured the city and chosen six excellent options (plus one coming down the pike) that, depending on the size of your party, capture just the right ingredients for merrymaking

Nov 25, 2016
What to put on your business agenda in December and January
Jenny Peng

Social Media Strategy Fundamentals Social media offers endless possibilities to scale a business and reach new audiences, but not all platforms are right for everyone. This one-day course at BrainStation aims to help you narrow down the right channels...

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