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Apr 25, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $13 million to live like Liberace in South Granville

Address: 1588 West 54th Avenue, South Granville Price: $12,888,888 Listing: R2347935 The skinny: Eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom, 8,364-square-foot house on a 12,537-square-foot lot in South Granville The bling: Well, by gosh, by golly: what a lot you get here for your lolly. Seriously, this is a veritable behemoth...

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Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver-based Lendesk acquired by U.S. lending giant
Juan Rivera

The biggest mortgage lender in the U.S. is about to get a new Canadian addition to its family. This morning, Rock Holdings, parent company of lending giant Quicken Loans, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Lendesk, a Vancouver-based mortgage tech company that...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver ranked most expensive city to build in nationally, 14th in the world
Juan Rivera

Those building in the Lower Mainland, like those living in it, are feeling the squeeze. Vancouver is Canada’s most expensive city in which to build and the 14th priciest in the world, according to U.K.-based professional services firm Turner & Townsend’s latest International Construction...

Apr 23, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of April 15 to 21
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Apr 18, 2019
BCB Roundup: Ferries, pipelines and Board of Traders
Nathan Caddell

BCBusiness gives you an update on some of the stories turning heads across the province. Like BC Ferries’ continued foray into the future, here’s what else surprised us this week. BC Ferries continues to shock in its push to enter the 21st century. First there was the introduction of debit machines onboard. Now—alcohol?

Apr 16, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of April 8 to 14
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Apr 15, 2019
Opinion: Time for the 4/20 brand to grow up
Ben Baker

In his new monthly column for BCBusiness, branding expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. Brands evolve, mature and sometimes...

Apr 15, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Venture capitalist Brenda Irwin is betting on health care
Matt O'Grady

When Brenda Irwin was invited by a friend to a Vancouver pitch event in the summer of 2013, she had no intention of investing in anything. The native of Mount Elgin, Ontario, had only left her job with Business Development...

Apr 12, 2019
Why less prep time can make you a more powerful public speaker
Lucas Mattiello

My clients often tell me about challenges they have with an upcoming presentation. They don’t have time to memorize their talk, and they’re afraid to speak in public. Sound familiar? My response to them: What if you could save hours of...

Apr 12, 2019
Inventory: Street smart rain gear
Felicity Stone

DRY DENIM In 2013, Vancouver jeans maker Gary Lenett partnered with performance fabric expert Abid Hafeez to form Pimlico Performance Apparel, producing denim clothing that combines fashion with function. The company’s new Duer Weatherproof Denim jeans incorporate a wind- and waterproof...

Apr 11, 2019
On Trend: Fashion recycling comes alive in B.C.'s capital
Jessica Natale Woollard

SPICE ROAD The reds, pinks, greens and golds of silk saris are repurposed into women’s attire at Chai Fashions. Owner Lindsay Jones up-cycles textiles from Indian wholesale markets, turning the fabric into light, comfortable, colourful dresses, blouses and pants sold at...

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