Aug 21, 2018
Could it be business versus politics in the Vancouver mayoral election?

A general rule of thumb for elections: the longer the ruling party is in power, the more likely the opposition is to topple them. It should come as no real surprise, then, that Ken Sim of the Non-Partisan Association held the lead over the currently ruling Vision Vancouver’s Ian Campbell in...

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Aug 21, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of August 13 to 19
Munro’s Books

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

Aug 21, 2018
An Advisory Team Will Streamline Your Successful Business Sale
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Facet Advisors Darren Millard, owner of Facet Advisors, points out that entrepreneurs tend to make two mistakes when selling their business. “First, they often overestimate the value of their business,” he says. “They also, if they are a small company...

Aug 20, 2018
Three Canadian companies selected as finalists in renewable natural gas challenge
By the Editors

Three Canadian companies will battle for the right to advance the field of renewable natural gas (RNG) in B.C. Today, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and the BC Bioenergy Network announced the three finalists in the Advanced Resource Clean Technology Innovation Centre (ARCTIC) Innovation Challenge. The next step for the trio: developing technology that improves the business...

Aug 20, 2018
Harbouring Ambitions: Nanaimo’s tech scene shines above government bickering
Andrew Findlay

Talby Mckay, founder and president of Northern Biomass Consulting, folds heavily tattooed forearms over his chest and gazes at a scale model of an industrial facility that he hopes to break ground on this summer in Nanaimo. At full capacity...

Aug 20, 2018
Updates to Wills and Estates Act Helps to Simplify the Process

BCBusiness + SHK Law Corporation Given the long process of legal disputes, the impact of the Wills Estates and Succession Act (WESA), which was put into place in 2014, is only now beginning to be fully understood—and proving to be of significant...

Aug 20, 2018
Canadian physicians split on recreational cannabis: report
By the Editors

You’d likely be hard pressed to find a Canadian doctor who doesn’t support patients using marijuana for medicinal purposes, whether it’s chronic pain or anxiety. The same can’t be said for recreational use, though. A new report by Vancouver-based market research firm MD Analytics has found that about one third of Canadian family physicians...

Aug 17, 2018
Vancouver's ultimate happy hour guide
Catherine Tse

There is no shortage of happy hour options in Vancouver, which is great news for anyone looking for wallet-friendly fare. This city is known worldwide for its spectacular restaurants and if you come at the right time, the best of the best are serving up some of the tastiest bargains...

Aug 17, 2018
Ministers Bruce Ralston and George Chow talk trade, cannabis, softwood lumber, China and Donald Trump
Nick Rockel

With a protectionist Donald Trump in the White House, life won’t get any easier for the provincial government during its second year in office. B.C. has no choice but to find new markets outside the U.S. In a recent interview, Bruce Ralston, minister of jobs, trade and technology, and George Chow, minister of state for trade, listed the NDP’s efforts to diversify.

Aug 16, 2018
12 ways to weekend on the Southern Gulf Islands
Amy Watkins

While Vancouver Island and Salt Spring might get most of the attention, the third-biggest island, Galiano, and the smaller Pender are home to amazing artists, quirky accommodations and incredibly Instagrammable beaches. Take a long weekend to unwind this summer and discover some of these hidden gems. Warning! A lot of people that...

Aug 16, 2018
New-generation airport lounges and laser tag cruise ships
Charlene Rooke

Cool summer Swim against the current this summer by going north. Norwegian Bliss debuts out of Seattle as the largest cruise ship to Alaska, with a racetrack and laser tag for the kids, Jersey Boys and Margaritaville dining for grown-ups. Or catch some Yukon...

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