Jul 20, 2018
Opinion: Advocacy groups urge governments to step up for seniors

Advocates from a multitude of organizations across Canada are gravely concerned about decreasing services for elderly consumers. In light of Greyhound’s recent announcement that it will cancel almost all routes in British Columbia, advocates have joined together to implore companies to...

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Jul 20, 2018
Is B.C.’s building frenzy putting the property market on a boom-bust trajectory?
Steve Saretsky

Is this a case of be careful what you wish for? As a historic housing boom gripped B.C., where the average sale price has doubled since taking a minor dip in 2008, real estate developers preaching the virtues of more...

Jul 20, 2018
BCB Weekly Roundup: Union dues (and don’ts)
Nathan Caddell

Each week, BCBusiness gives you an update on some of the stories turning heads across the province. Like the boost given to municipal politicians by union endorsements, here’s what got us going this week. The Vancouver District Labour Council made a pivotal move by naming its preferred candidates for the city’s mayoral and council...

Jul 19, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to cast away the wife and kids at a Shuswap Lake cabin
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2403 Rocky Point Road, Blind Bay Price: $6,800,000 Listing: 10163921 The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 864-square-foot cabin on 4.62 acres of forested land on Shuswap Lake The bling: Roll up, roll up! Here’s a blinding bit of bona fide 1950s Canadiana for you. Yes, that’s right, folks: for...

Jul 19, 2018
B.C-made cocktails in a can
Felicity Stone & Aleena Deandra

BARE ESSENTIALJust 100 calories, Nude Vodka Soda, based in Vancouver’s Olympic Village, combines triple-distilled vodka, sparkling water and natural fruit flavours: strawberry kiwi, cucumber mint, classic lime or peach CLASSIC TWISTStarting with its Queensborough dry gin, Surrey’s Central City Brewers +...

Jul 18, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: How technology is transforming the mining business
Nathan Caddell

Having spent a large part of my childhood strapping into fake car seats in the games arcade section of the Queen of Tsawwassen ferry, I experience a flashback of sorts when asked to man the controls of a replica shovel. But it quickly becomes apparent that Teck Resources’ simulator is...

Jul 17, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: A new era for B.C.'s banks
Felicity Stone

A decade ago, the global financial crisis pushed central banks to slash interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy. In Canada, the key rate dropped to a record low of 0.25 percent in early 2009, rising slightly the following year. Then in 2017 the Bank of Canada (BoC)...

Jul 17, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of July 9 to 15
Munro’s Books

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

Jul 17, 2018
Green building initiative launches in Vancouver
By the Editors

The October civic election is destined to result in a new-look city council running Vancouver, but it’s still been business as usual for Mayor Gregor Robertson and his team. For example, Robertson will be on hand on Wednesday (July 18) to announce a partnership between the city and ZEBx, the Zero Emissions Building Exchange. By...

Jul 16, 2018
A Clever Diversion Is Taking Place

BCBusiness + Tymac Launch Service Ltd. It’s not surprising that since cruise ships are like small towns travelling through some of the world’s most beautiful ecosystems, they have been singled out for environmental scrutiny. In response, companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises...

Jul 16, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: Two of the province's major real estate fixtures aren't what you'd expect
Nick Rockel

Sooner or later, anyone with designs on the U.S. hotel market will get to know a small Vancouver firm called American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP). Last year AHIP was the No. 3 buyer of stateside hotels after U.S. investment giants Starwood Capital Group and Blackstone Group, purchasing $750...

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