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Feb 27, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.2 million to drink in the view at your own Okanagan lakefront winery

Address: 20818 Mcdougald Road, Summerland Price: $5,200,000 Listing: 180598 The skinny: Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,600-square-foot house, 13-acre lakefront property The bling: Do you like wine? A glass of wine with dinner? A bottle of wine with friends? Five acres of grapes in your yard? (Some...

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Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

Feb 25, 2020
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of February 17 to 23
Munro’s Books

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

Feb 21, 2020
It’s a Good Thing: Is ethical AI possible?
Matt O'Grady

Last November, more than 100 people gathered in Microsoft’s airy downtown Vancouver offices to learn about the future of artificial intelligence. They listened as the panellists—Tim O’Brien, Microsoft’s GM of AI programs; Maya Medeiros, an intellectual property lawyer at Norton...

Feb 21, 2020
EMBA Pillars of Excellence

BCBusiness + SFU Beedie School of Business With more than 50 years behind it, the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) continues to be SFU Beedie’s flagship program. Its mission to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global...

Feb 21, 2020
Want to attract and keep great employees? Here’s how to raise your game
By the Editors

What kinds of benefits do employees really want? Have companies taken the open office concept too far? Those were just two of the questions raised at Help Wanted: HR Strategies That Work, a recent BCBusiness event focused on best practices for human resources and recruiting—and what the future holds for companies and workers.

Feb 21, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Nurse Next Door president and CEO Cathy Thorpe
Nathan Caddell

Cathy Thorpe fell in love with customer service selling jeans on the shop floor of The Gap in Edmonton. She’d spend more than 15 years with the company, eventually serving as a senior director. But the aforementioned passion never faded, and...

Feb 20, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Breaking down the budget
Nathan Caddell

Two months into 2020, and British Columbians have collectively made the switch from checking the news to see if snow is going to derail their transportation plans to checking to see if protestors will do it instead. Is that progress? Speaking of...

Feb 20, 2020
Weekend Warrior: The surf is often up for Jason MacIsaac
Felicity Stone

Don’t ask Jason MacIsaac where he likes to surf. Apart from “mostly on Vancouver Island,” all he will say is that surf culture is territorial and protective of its locations. As it happens, for nearly two decades MacIsaac lived in...

Feb 20, 2020
A Bridge to Government Grants

Funding is one of the most essential considerations for a startup’s success, among a handful of other important factors, including market timing and a fine-tuned idea. But no matter how great the business idea, entrepreneurial dreams can be dashed if you fail to secure the financial backing necessary to launch...

Feb 19, 2020
Opinion: Commercial real estate and the climate challenge
Donovan Woollard and David Ramslie

CleanBC, the province’s climate action plan, outlines a range of policies and actions intended to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help bring B.C. closer to its target of reducing carbon pollution 40 percent below 2007 levels by 2030. It’s an ambitious...

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