Oct 22, 2020
3 B.C. companies make Forbes list of the world’s best employers

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is the top Canadian company to appear in this year’s edition of Forbes’ list of the world’s best employers. The publication’s fourth annual ranking is based on survey results from 160,000 full- and part-time workers in 58...

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Oct 21, 2020
The 2021 Business of Good Awards are open for nominations

BCBusiness is on a mission to recognize the companies in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For these organizations, a good relationship with employees, the community and the environment is embedded in their culture. The Business of Good program is a chance to show off the steps your company is taking to make British Columbia a better place to live, work and play. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges and our editorial team, will be...

Oct 21, 2020
Opinion: Federal and provincial decisions around snap elections show the shallowness of political parties
Nathan Caddell

Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, you’ve heard lot about political parties acting in the interest of “the people.” Although that was true in the early going, especially when rival parties actually worked together to help Canadians...

Oct 21, 2020
BC Green Party candidate and small business owner Michael Barkusky talks running against Andrew Wilkinson, keeping the NDP in check
Nathan Caddell

As a kid growing up in South Africa, Michael Barkusky witnessed the rise of civil unrest. He worked for an opposition party in his high-school and college days before being drafted into the country’s military. After serving two years there...

Oct 21, 2020
Solving Vancouver Buildings' CO2 Emissions Conundrum

BCBusiness + Pace Solutions According to Vancouver’s original ZEB (Zero Emissions Building) Plan, 2020 was supposed to be the year all new commercial and residential buildings were required to be carbon neutral. That ambitious target has been pushed to 2030, but it exists because buildings in urban areas account for nearly 25%...

Oct 20, 2020
Supportive apparel company Stoko blazes trail from the basement of UBC to full-fledged business
Nathan Caddell

I last talked to Zack Eberwein two-and-a-half years ago. Not too much has changed for me since then, honestly. For him, it might as well have been a decade. The then-23-year-old was tinkering in the basement of UBC’s Institute for Computing...

Oct 20, 2020
Bank Shot: Canada may be a laggard, but these B.C. fintechs are ready for open banking
Michael McCullough

If you’re like me, you have a small pile of change on your dresser or bedside table. It’s been making the rounds of your pants and jacket pockets for months. As the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated a shift to contactless payment—the tap of a credit card or scan of a...

Oct 20, 2020
Ask a Leader: To tackle the COVID challenge, Don Lindsay champions innovation amid rapid change
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck Resources, reveals what steps the Vancouver-based mining...

Oct 20, 2020
Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council survey reveals B.C. parties’ plans for transportation
Nathan Caddell

It turns out that not answering questions can actually catch up with politicians sometimes. Who knew? Today the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation released its 2020 election voters guide, in which the leaders of 21 municipalities in Metro Vancouver, as...

Oct 19, 2020
Pitch for the Purse competition returns with virtual events, increased funding
Nathan Caddell

One of B.C.’s most popular funding competitions is returning—albeit with some tweaks. The first virtual Pitch for the Purse unfortunately won’t feature the live, in-person events for its semi-finalists and finalists in downtown Vancouver, which quickly became must-attend dates for investors...

Oct 16, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $9.5 million to quarantine at Woodjam Ranch in Horsefly
Nathan Caddell

Address: 2551 Kroener Road Price: $9,500,000 Listing: R2479941 The skinny: 2,122 acres of deeded land in Horsefly, B.C. The bling: Welcome to Woodjam Ranch. Hope you enjoy your stay, because there’s literally nowhere else to go. Seriously, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry’s wildest dreams. This is a place that...

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