Feb 3, 2023
B.C.'s Most Economically Resilient Cities in 2023

Continuing with a post-pandemic theme of resiliency, our ninth annual ranking of B.C.’s best cities for work sees the return of a top pre-COVID contender and shines a spotlight on the economic dynamism of B.C.’s small cities. As the province...

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Feb 3, 2023
Vancouver's Sesh+ wants its nicotine gums to make it easier to quit smoking
Rushmila Rahman

Max Cunningham remembers hating his transition from chewing tobacco to nicotine gums. “I was embarrassed to pull it out in front of my friends,” he says of the big, bulky boxes of gums and lozenges prevalent in the nicotine replacement...

Feb 3, 2023
Ranking the NHL teams that need Connor Bedard most, from a business perspective
Nathan Caddell

If you’re even a moderately invested hockey fan, you likely know what’s at stake this year in the NHL. Yes, of course, there’s a chance at a Stanley Cup for a contending team, as always. But for the teams near...

Feb 3, 2023
First Track: Community is Everything
Robin Brunet

BCBusiness + First Track Investment and Development In the hurry-up-and-wait world of residential development, property developers purchase existing properties, which commonly lie dormant for several years while undertaking the long and painful city process to obtain the permits necessary to redevelop. But Sasha...

Feb 2, 2023
UBC-founded carbon startup moves into the next stage of its development as Arca
Nathan Caddell

There’s a moment in the lives of many endeavours where they have to make the transition from academia to the market. For Carbin Minerals, as with many of its peers, that point was decades in the making. Greg Dipple, a geology...

Feb 2, 2023
Plan Your Next Adventure from YBL in Campbell River
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Campbell River When it comes to airports, location matters in a big way. Back in the early 1950s, enterprising local citizens realized that Campbell River’s central Vancouver Island location and proximity to dozens of islands requiring air support...

Feb 1, 2023
Pacific Trader: This Ivanhoe Mines looks like another money-maker
Michael McCullough

IVN shares have rallied nearly 60 percent over the past six months to $12.33 as of Tuesday’s close. Earlier this week, the company released its first development plan for Kamoa-Kakula since 2020, which was well received by analysts.

Jan 31, 2023
Carry On: These wellness trends and perks are keeping business travellers healthy and eco-conscious
Charlene Rooke

Experts say that turbulence, already the leading cause of injuries to air passengers and flight attendants, could triple in the next decade due to climate change effects. The biggest threat: so-called clear air turbulence, which comes on suddenly, without clouds...

Jan 30, 2023
The 2023 Women of the Year Awards are open for nominations

Are you an outstanding female entrepreneur or executive of an organization who is a leader, innovator, community builder, diversity and inclusion champion, or rising star? Do you know a B.C. woman executive or business owner who deserves to be recognized? If so, we want to hear from you.

Jan 30, 2023
Fort St. John is Powering Possibility
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Fort St. John Fort St. John is a hub in the Peace River Region, an area of progress, growth and opportunity. Economic activity has spurred the region’s development for years, and with low business tax rates and economic...

Jan 29, 2023
Grief care platform Help Texts spreads its message with a new subsidiary in Vancouver
Rushmila Rahman

If you’ve lost someone you cared about, you know how it feels. Emma Payne knew the feeling all too well when she went to speak at her friend’s funeral in 2015. She had lost her husband to suicide a decade...

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