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Dec 6, 2022
Young Guns: Our Block Clothing's Nicolas Budisa draws streetwear inspiration from neighbourhoods in B.C.

In proper Gen Z fashion, Nicolas Budisa started working on the concept for his clothing brand at the ungodly hour of 1 a.m. It was peak 2020, COVID lockdown, and Budisa was scrolling through YouTube when he came across a video about...

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Dec 6, 2022
B.C.'s long-maligned rental market is slowly becoming viable again—for renters and builders alike
Frances Bula

Jade Buchanan, a young Métis lawyer who moved to Vancouver from Regina five years ago to swim in a bigger, more exciting pool of the legal world, could probably have stretched to buy a home in the city as soon...

Dec 5, 2022
The Art of New Leadership
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Education for Professionals When command-and-control leadership was the only leadership style people expected, things were simpler. The boss told people where to be and what to do there, and if there were any problems, they all fell back on...

Dec 2, 2022
The CEO of Charli AI banks on B.C. talent as Canada's best in artificial intelligence
Rushmila Rahman

When your spouse wants to have your brain dissected just to understand you better, you know you’re ahead of the curve. And that’s exactly what Kevin Collins, founder and CEO of Vancouver-based software company Charli AI, says his wife wants...

Dec 2, 2022
Project Zero Incubator graduates 17 ventures, awards three with pitch honours
By the Editors

“Hempcrete” buildings, refurbishment for outdoor retailers and eco-friendly tiles. This is where we ask “What do all of these have in common?” and you answer with the only retort that seems remotely plausible: “Umm, they seem like they’re all winners...

Dec 1, 2022
Carry On: Where to go for warm business trips this winter
Charlene Rooke

The exquisitely hospitable Aman Resorts started in distinctive Asian locales, and it has properties in Turks and Caicos (Amanyara) and Utah (Amangiri) that are popular with Canadians. Now under new ownership, it’s going urban, with Miami and Los Angeles hotels...

Dec 1, 2022
Weekend Warrior: BCCA president and CEO Chris Atchison curls up in his spare time
Rushmila Rahman

There are three things that Chris Atchison claims are “in his blood”: fishing, hockey and, of course, curling. The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) president and CEO saw both his parents curl competitively, and he coached his own children to play...

Dec 1, 2022
A Place for Every Student
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Independent Schools In today’s social climate, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are top of mind in nearly every realm of life, work and play, including the academic environment. Schools across BC are responding with inclusive curriculum, staff training and...

Nov 29, 2022
Pacific Trader: Canfor is rooted in deep value
Michael McCullough

Morningstar named Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP) one of the 10 cheapest stocks in Canada in October. As of Tuesday, it was still trading at $23.89, or 35 percent below the investment intelligence agency’s fair value estimate of $37.

Nov 29, 2022
It's a Good Thing: This new MBA program at UVic puts Indigenous reconciliation first
Matt O'Grady

In boardrooms across Canada, in any given moment there’s a discussion ongoing about this organization’s commitment to Indigenous communities or that company’s action plan for reconciliation. A lot of the initial interest—before Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission—was spurred by the...

Nov 29, 2022
The Ultimate Winter Staycation Guide 2023: 6 great places to explore in B.C.
By the Editors

Go away. But not too far. British Columbia’s winter getaways are proving that less sun does not equal less fun: ’tis the season for whizzing down a mountain topped with fresh powder, getting lost in museums and art galleries and...

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