Oct 22, 2018
Serious about your customers’ digital privacy? Here’s what you should be doing

The more information you have about your customers, the better, right? Guess again. As attendees heard at the recent Marketing Kingdom Canada conference in Vancouver, cybercriminals are working overtime to steal that data. If you’re overzealous about collecting client information, a privacy breach could mean big trouble for your business...

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Oct 22, 2018
Opinion: How the NDP helped win LNG
Val Litwin

B.C. has been waiting decades for a recent announcement: that consortium LNG Canada and the Coastal GasLink pipeline have been given the green light to bring natural gas from the Northeast to Kitimat. For the province, it’s the beginning of...

Oct 22, 2018
On Trend: B.C. goes electric on land and water
Felicity Stone

B.C. residents bought triple the electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year (2,564 versus 849, according to EV promoter FleetCarma). Not ready to commit? Richmond’s EV Rentals focuses on electric and hybrid cars in...

Oct 19, 2018
Upward Mobility: Is Vancouver's approach to transportation sustainable?
Matt O'Grady

Vancouver is a city that enjoys basking in its own press. Each year, when the Economist or Mercer puts out its “best” or “most livable” list, Lotusland regularly cracks the top five. But every so often, a contrarian report puts Vancouver in...

Oct 18, 2018
Glow 2018: A gala benefiting BC Women's Hospital Foundation
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of 375 guests gathered for an intimate fundraiser for Glow, a gala benefiting BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, at the Pan Pacific Hotel on October 13. Presented by Telus, the evening featured a performance by B.C. superstar Michael...

Oct 18, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a mountain cabin fit for royalty in Coquitlam
Fiona Morrow

Address: 3717 Victoria Drive, Coquitlam Price: $5,280,000 MLS: R2282409 The skinny: Four-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,254-square-foot house on six acres of Burke Mountain The bling: Enough with the bland. Who wants to be like all the other rich people in the street with their Italian marble...

Oct 18, 2018
Go Figure: The big impact of small business
Melissa Edwards

As October brings a slew of local and national celebrations for small business—including B.C.’s Small Business Week, running the 15th through the 19th—we look at the big impact of little enterprise on this province

Oct 17, 2018
Canadian entrepreneurs are increasingly young, well-educated women: study
By the Editors

More than 98 percent of Canadian businesses are small or medium-sized, according to the Business Development Bank of Canada. A new study looks at gender and generational differences among of Canadian entrepreneurs. Sponsored by customer relationship management firm Salesforce and conducted...

Oct 17, 2018
Entry Level: Graham Cook balances a 9-to-5 with a city council bid
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 candidates are vying for a seat on Vancouver city council in what promises to be one of the more hotly contested municipal races in recent memory. Among the dozens of hopefuls is 24-year-old SFU business grad Graham...

Oct 17, 2018
Hands-on Banking Support Takes Winery Business to the Next Level

BCBusiness + BMO Bank of Montreal Traditionally, entrepreneurs in the agriculture industry have struggled to get ongoing help from financial institutions, and the challenges are intensified for those in the winery sector. That’s been the case with Sean Salem and his wife...

Oct 16, 2018
A Night to Dream: Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon Gala 2018
Paul Duchart

Over 430 guests attended an elegant evening October 11 to help dreams come true for the kids of Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon. Beedie was presenting sponsor for the event, held at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. Guests entered the...

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