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Feb 21, 2019
New year, new market: real estate trends for 2019

After a roller-coaster market, 2019 is pressing the reset button on housing and starting fresh. That’s the word from Engel & Völkers, the Germany-based international luxury real estate firm, in a list of five trends it expects to shape the Canadian industry this...

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Feb 21, 2019
After Hours: What to read and do this February
By BCBusiness

Vancouver’s Backcountry Hut Co. supplied the concept house for last month’s Interior Design Show in Toronto. The 670-square-foot Great Lakes Cabin includes a sleeping loft and a great room, plus a glass end wall to connect the interior with nature. Inspired by Ikea’s approach to...

Feb 21, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $7.5 million to live a life "beyond luxury" in Port Moody
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1080 Uplands Drive, Anmore Price: $7,498,000 Listing: R2339142 The skinny: Five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,629-square-foot house on 0.8 acres in Anmore, B.C. The bling: Nothing says “welcome to the world of the high net worth” better than a bit of artistic licence. For even we at Big Fat...

Feb 21, 2019
Commitment to UNDRIP Moves Indigenous Relations from Consultation to Consent

BCBusiness + MLT Aikins Ottawa’s and British Columbia's promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is already starting to change how business is done in B.C., according to Sean Jones, a lawyer with MLT Aikins...

Feb 20, 2019
On Trend: Coworking facilities find their groove
Felicity Stone

GOOD WORKS Those devoted to social impact can find like-minded coworkers at the Dock in downtown Victoria plus several spots in Vancouver. Two are in Gastown: the Hive and the Amp, the latter in the old B.C. Electric Railway building and...

Feb 19, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of February 11 to 17
Munro’s Books

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

Feb 19, 2019
Office Space: Vancouver-based Trulioo is growing up
Felicity Stone

Trulioo has moved up in the world. Last year, the Vancouver-based identity verification firm relocated from cramped quarters in Gastown to a 12th-floor office on West Hastings Street near Burrard. The new 12,000- square-foot digs, more than double the size...

Feb 19, 2019
Canadians' workstyle personas can help employers maximize performance
Juan Rivera

Just like there are different types of learners, not everyone works the same way. In a recent report from Microsoft Canada, surveys showed that the way workers accomplish their tasks can vary greatly. The survey split them into four categories:...

Feb 19, 2019
Opinion: B.C.'s small businesses losing confidence in provincial economy
Jeff Guignard

For the past several years, the Coalition of BC Businesses has been following business trends presented by the BC Chamber of Commerce in annual Collective Perspective survey. This year's findings show that the province’s small and medium-sized businesses feel left behind by current government policies, and that it’s more difficult and expensive to do business in B.C. today than it was last year.

Feb 19, 2019
Where Innovation Meets Success

BCBusiness + Chartered Professional Accountants As a youth, Amanda Burns imagined that one day she would break into the business world and attain a position of influence, formulating strategies that would propel her colleagues to greater levels of success. Burns, now 40, is living...

Feb 15, 2019
Five questions with the NDP's Jagmeet Singh
Nathan Caddell

1. What are constituents of Burnaby South most concerned about? The biggest worry or concern that’s on people’s minds is housing. It’s everywhere I go, from homelessness to young folks not being able to find a place to rent, young families...

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