Oct 29, 2020
Placing odds on the next BC Liberal Party leader

All things considered, Andrew Wilkinson’s resignation speech was quite appropriate. Lasting just over a minute, featuring zero accountability and apparently delivered without consulting the rest of his caucus, the former BC Liberal Party head honcho’s farewell really was a Coles Notes reading...

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Oct 28, 2020
Vast majority of Canadians believe B.C. has the best cannabis in the country: report
By the Editors

It’s not shocking that most Canadians believe B.C. bud reigns supreme in the country. But you might be surprised to learn that many of this province’s cannabis consumers don’t actually know where their stuff is from. In a recent survey produced by...

Oct 28, 2020
Victoria developer GMC Projects makes the argument for high-quality rentals over condos
Nathan Caddell

When Jordan Milne joined GMC Projects in late 2006, the company was really just him, his father, Lorne, and controller Glenda Infanti. The Victoria-based real estate developer focused on office and industrial properties back then, but the younger Milne was...

Oct 27, 2020
Ask a Leader: Oumar Barou Togola urges food producers to build resilience by shortening their supply chains
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Oumar Barou Togola is founder and executive chair of Farafena, a Vancouver-based social enterprise that sells grain, flour and other food products grown by women farmers in the African nations of Mali and Malawi...

Oct 26, 2020
Hashtags from the Future of Work

BCBusiness + Contemporary Office Interiors These hashtags guide conversation and spark dialogue about real change. They represent emerging themes we have discovered in our research on challenges people and organizations face amidst disruption. Our partner Herman Miller is a research and design company. It has created a scenario planning workshop to help...

Oct 23, 2020
Alternate Routes: British Columbians have a few choices when it comes to ride-hailing
Nathan Caddell

Even though ride-hailing has been a thing for several months in (at least some parts of) our fair province, you might be surprised to know that Lyft and Uber aren’t the only companies offering transport to anyone with a charged cellphone. In fact, there are some B.C.-based businesses trying to...

Oct 22, 2020
3 B.C. companies make Forbes list of the world’s best employers
By the Editors

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is the top Canadian company to appear in this year’s edition of Forbes’ list of the world’s best employers. The publication’s fourth annual ranking is based on survey results from 160,000 full- and part-time workers in 58...

Oct 21, 2020
The 2021 Business of Good Awards are open for nominations

BCBusiness is on a mission to recognize the companies in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For these organizations, a good relationship with employees, the community and the environment is embedded in their culture. The Business of Good program is a chance to show off the steps your company is taking to make British Columbia a better place to live, work and play. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges and our editorial team, will be...

Oct 21, 2020
Opinion: Federal and provincial decisions around snap elections show the shallowness of political parties
Nathan Caddell

Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, you’ve heard lot about political parties acting in the interest of “the people.” Although that was true in the early going, especially when rival parties actually worked together to help Canadians...

Oct 21, 2020
BC Green Party candidate and small business owner Michael Barkusky talks running against Andrew Wilkinson, keeping the NDP in check
Nathan Caddell

As a kid growing up in South Africa, Michael Barkusky witnessed the rise of civil unrest. He worked for an opposition party in his high-school and college days before being drafted into the country’s military. After serving two years there...

Oct 21, 2020
Solving Vancouver Buildings' CO2 Emissions Conundrum

BCBusiness + Pace Solutions According to Vancouver’s original ZEB (Zero Emissions Building) Plan, 2020 was supposed to be the year all new commercial and residential buildings were required to be carbon neutral. That ambitious target has been pushed to 2030, but it exists because buildings in urban areas account for nearly 25%...

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