Aug 14, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of August 6 to 12

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

What's New on BCBusiness

Aug 14, 2018
Go Figure: B.C.'s video game industry powers up
Melissa Edwards

Our province’s reputation as a video game hub moves up another notch with the “Super Bowl of eSports”

Aug 13, 2018
Vancouver's SIGGRAPH 2018 blends science, technology, art and entertainment
Nick Rockel

For the third time, Vancouver is lucky to welcome SIGGRAPH. The influential conference celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. At the Vancouver Convention Centre until August 16, the five-day event covers innovations in everything from computer graphics and virtual reality to video games and digital art.

Aug 13, 2018
Office Space: WiderFunnel embraces team spirit
Felicity Stone & Aleena Deandra

Growing from 13 to 35 workers in three years, WiderFunnel, which tests marketing strategies for other businesses, needed an office that wasn’t just bigger but better. So the Vancouver-based company leased a space with spectacular views of downtown and Burrard...

Aug 13, 2018
Are we wired for laziness?
Wellness Matters

Recent Simon Fraser University research found that even within a well-rehearsed movement like walking, the nervous system subconsciously monitors energy use and continuously re-optimizes movement patterns in a constant effort to move as cheaply as possible. “This is good news if you’re an athlete,” says lead researcher Max Donelan. Moving as cheaply as...

Aug 10, 2018
How to create a happier workplace
Danielle Egan

BC Hydro and Power Authority’s materials management warehouse is the depot for every nut and bolt of the province’s power supply—from light switches to 40,000-pound spools of power line. When the Surrey facility faced shipment delays and staff morale issues...

Aug 10, 2018
Explore Atlanta, the gateway to the New South
Matt O'Grady

In the past few years, Atlanta—gateway to the New South—has had a bit of a reboot in the popular imagination. For the longest of times, many people’s familiarity with the city might have been limited to connecting through its sprawling...

Aug 9, 2018
Three possible scenarios for Vancouver's housing market
Guy Saddy

THE UPSHOT: In the aftermath of a worldwide trade war or another macroeconomic shock, financial markets dive–and Vancouver’s bloated property prices drop 50 percent or moreWHO'S CALLING IT: Marc Cohodes, the ex–Wall Street trader who recently (and successfully) shorted Canadian...

Aug 9, 2018
Cannabis deals give Canadian, B.C. M&A activity a big boost
Nick Rockel

With help from homegrown cannabis deals, Canadian merger and acquisition (M&A) activity remains healthy in an uncertain world. That’s one key takeaway from PwC Canada’s 2018 mid-year review and outlook report, which tracks M&A deal volume and value...

Aug 8, 2018
Growing Legal: Six organizations ready to take advantage of cannabis legalization
Nathan Caddell

Based:VancouverLaunched: 2018What it’s rolling out:Because blockchain is everywhere all the time, proponents of the online ledger are already getting in on the cannabis game. Vancouver’s DMG Blockchain Solutions is developing CannaChain as an e-commerce marketplace and supply-chain management system. CannaChain...

Aug 7, 2018
Vote for Vancouver's best new bike rack design
By the Editors

The City of Vancouver is looking for new bike racks that: • Are fun, functional and hold two bikes• Can be fabricated and installed cost-effectively• Reflect Vancouver in a creative and original way A judging panel has reduced 450 submissions to six designs—and members of the public can check out prototypes and vote...

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