Jun 24, 2022
Meet the company breathing new life into some of Vancouver's most loved events

The excitement in Dax Droski’s voice is obvious and, surprisingly, completely devoid of any signs of anxiety. In less than a month, Droski and his Parade Agency will have put on two of Vancouver’s signature events for the first time...

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Jun 23, 2022
The Hazeltons: Your ideal community for a lifestyle business
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine This is the Hazeltons—comprised of two municipalities (the Village of Hazelton and District of New Hazelton), four unincorporated communities (South Hazelton, Two Mile, Kitwanga and the Kispiox Valley), and seven First Nations’ villages (Gitanmaax, Sik-E Dakh...

Jun 21, 2022
It's a Good Thing: Okanagan Spirits distills the spirit of social responsibility
Matt O'Grady

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a lot of B.C. businesses were looking for ways to help out—and the province’s original craft distillery, Okanagan Spirits, was no different. Early on, the distillery announced that for the month of...

Jun 21, 2022
Beedie Luminaries is offering $44,000 scholarships to refugees and new immigrants in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

“People come from various challenging backgrounds so we wanted to identify those students who could excel if they were given the opportunity,” Ryan Beedie, president of Vancouver-based Beedie Luminaries, says of the scholarship foundation’s newest program for refugees and new immigrants.

Jun 21, 2022
Pacific Trader: Skeena Resources aims to revive Eskay Creek's glory days
Michael McCullough

The stock: In contrast to **cough, cough** cryptocurrency, gold is once again showing itself to be a genuine store of value in perilous markets. The trouble with buying bullion now is that you’re paying full price. But there’s another way of...

Jun 21, 2022
Vancouver-based Impro.AI closes $2.25 million seed round
Nathan Caddell

It wasn’t long ago that it was generally accepted that Josh Blair was going to eventually take over the reins of the Telus kingdom from longtime CEO Darren Entwistle. Instead, the former Telus group president left in December 2019 after...

Jun 21, 2022
Seaweed: The Ocean's Superpower
Jessica Kirby

Kove Ocean Foods is on a mission to improve human health, support coastal communities and heal the Earth, by creating the tastiest, most delicious and nutritious foods made with seaweed. Why Seaweed? Because it’s the Ocean’s superpower! It creates habitat, produces oxygen, captures carbon and improves marine ecosystems as it grows, while holding the powerful properties needed to provide nutritious food and ingredients and produce bio-packaging, natural dyes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, fertilizers and more. Ocean cultivated seaweed does...

Jun 20, 2022
Carry On: New airlines are filling the skies with competition—and lower prices
Charlene Rooke

As a sure sign that air travel is on the rebound, the skies are becoming more populated with no-frills, ultra-low-cost carriers—and competition means lower prices. Announcing its April YVR arrival with a cheeky commercial starring a fierce feline, Calgary-based Lynx Air...

Jun 17, 2022
Real Estate Investment Guide 2022: COVID-19 upended B.C. real estate-or did it?
Michael McCullough

“We weren’t those people who got into the real estate market early and who’ve managed to benefit from that. We are not those people who played the market, flipping homes,” Adam Bullied says, by way of explaining how he and...

Jun 17, 2022
John Fluevog and Zandra Rhodes don't care if it doesn't make cents
Nathan Caddell

“We met in a crowded train station in Zambia,” says John Fluevog wistfully when recalling how he first officially encountered British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. The two had been familiar with each other for years, but that fateful meeting was...

Jun 16, 2022
Amazon's (free) pop-up market on June 18 will showcase 50 small businesses in Vancouver
Rushmila Rahman

When you hear the name Amazon, “small business” probably doesn't come to mind. But the American retail giant's upcoming pop-up event on June 18 is all about showcasing products from 50 small businesses in Vancouver that sell through Amazon's e-commerce site.

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