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Jul 18, 2019
It's a tough climate for condo owners, but not in the way you think

The climate has changed. In some corners, those may still be fighting words, but even if you’re not among the British Columbians who have endured extraordinary floods or fires lately, when you get your next quote on home insurance, you’re likely...

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Jul 17, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... PocketPills co-founder Harj Samra
Felicity Stone

Harj Samra’s first job was working at a grocery store in his hometown of Terrace, in Northern B.C., when he was 15. He went from rounding up shopping carts, to bagging groceries, stocking dairy shelves and, eventually, the pharmacy department.

Jul 16, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: July 7 to 13
By the Editors

Vancouver and Victoria had the priciest residential real estate sales last week. Both Vancouver properties sold quickly: a Point Grey townhouse went for $1.7 million in a single day, while a Yaletown condo fetched its asking price of $1,271,900 in...

Jul 16, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of July 8 to 14
Munro’s Books

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

Jul 15, 2019
Five questions with B.C.'s first innovation commissioner, Alan Winter
Nick Rockel

1. What is your role? To be a champion for innovation in B.C. That means how do we get more investment, and it’s really through three different ways. It’s developing partnerships with the federal government, encouraging international investment here and making...

Jul 12, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: The plastic bag fights for its life
Nathan Caddell

“Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed?” one character asks another in the 1999 film American Beauty. He then shows her—and we’re not kidding—a video of a plastic bag floating around a bunch of leaves for three...

Jul 12, 2019
Go Figure: How much power will it take to keep us cool this summer?
Melissa Edwards

A/C accounts for about 20% of provincial power consumption, or 1,300 megawatts on the hottest days of summer AVERAGE ELECTRICITY PRICES IN VANCOUVER, IN CENTS PER KILOWATT-HOUR, 2017:RESIDENTIAL: 11:3INDUSTRIAL: 7.05 IN 2016, B.C.'S TOTAL ENERGY DEMAND WAS MET BY ESTIMATED GENERATING POTENTIAL OF 1,000 TO 3,000...

Jul 12, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do this summer
By the Editors

For 40 years, the annual Kamloopa Powwow has celebrated the Secwepemc people’s culture and heritage. The colourful mix of storytelling, food, song and dance in traditional regalia attracts performers, craftspeople and spectators from all over North America. Dancers and drummers...

Jul 11, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vitruvi Co-founder Sara Panton
Nathan Caddell

Sara Panton and her brother, Sean, started a blog and began tinkering with essential oils in 2013. Coincidentally or not, it appears the pair got in on the trend at the right time. Vitruvi, the Vancouver-based company they co-founded, is one...

Jul 10, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Parallel 49's Marissa Mills goes from bottles to bikes
Nathan Caddell

Before she could legally drive, Marissa Mills had already bought a motorcycle and was teaching herself via YouTube to fix it up. It might be hard for most people to jump from not operating a vehicle of any kind to...

Jul 9, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 30 to July 6
By the Editors

Last week the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board reported that sales in Metro Vancouver were almost 35 percent below the 10-year average for June and the lowest for the month in 19 years. “Carnage makes the news,” says Zolo Realty...

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