Jan 17, 2019
Habitat for Humanity partnership with City of Coquitlam clears hurdle

In what will be the largest project ever undertaken by Habitat for Humanity in British Columbia, 50 homes will be built for families in the city of Coquitlam. Earlier this week, the City of Coquitlam voted unanimously to approve the memorandum of understanding that will allow the non-profit international organization to...

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Jan 17, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to live the high life in a suburb of Victoria
Fiona Morrow

Address: 900 - 847 Dunsmuir Road, Esquimalt Price: $7,000,000 Listing: 401305 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,164-square-foot penthouse in Esquimalt on Vancouver Island The bling: Dude, you’re paying $7 million to live in an apartment across the harbour from Victoria—how much more “I’ve got a humungous bag of...

Jan 17, 2019
Professional Advice Will Help Complete Your Business Sale

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. Ian Houghton, senior M&A advisor for Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd., notes that, “all business deals are difficult to complete, which is why less than 25 percent of business transactions actually close.” But businesses that...

Jan 16, 2019
Existing tests may not be detecting brain function changes in young ice hockey players: study
By the Editors

A new study shows that existing concussion protocol tests may not be detecting brain function changes in young ice hockey players diagnosed with concussions. The Canadian-American report, to be published in the February 2019 edition of Brain: A Journal of Neurology by Oxford Press, tracked the brain function of young Junior A...

Jan 15, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of January 7 to 13
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Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Jan 15, 2019
Is clean energy the next wealth creation opportunity?

BCBusiness + CoPower This time last year, Canadian clean energy investment company CoPower and geothermal installer GeoTility began a conversation about financing. The B.C.-based company was seeking $6.4 million in refinancing for a portfolio of 658 residential geothermal installations they had recently...

Jan 14, 2019
Why was Vancouver MP Jody Wilson-Raybould moved from the justice file?
Nathan Caddell

In what appears to be a demotion of sorts, one of two Vancouver cabinet ministers in the federal government was moved out of the Justice Department to serve as minister of Veterans Affairs. Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould, who served as justice minister as well as attorney general, was moved in...

Jan 14, 2019
Opinion: The murky practice of influencer marketing
Rachel Thexton

In public relations, we have always ascribed to the power of so-called earned coverage and endorsements. Unlike advertising, PR can give the public opinions and information from media and online influencers that is not paid for and therefore comes with a higher level of trust and reliability. Traditionally, PR works with influencers by carefully...

Jan 14, 2019
Newmont Mining to purchase Vancouver’s Goldcorp in massive deal
By the Editors

A U.S. company is buying one of Canada’s largest mining outfits. Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corp. will merge with Vancouver-based Goldcorp in a deal valued at about US$10 billion. Newmont shareholders will retain 65 percent of the company, with Goldcorp shareholders taking the other 35. The move comes on the heels...

Jan 11, 2019
The Post Demographic, Instalment 3: Demographic stereotypes take a beating from one tough female entrepreneur
David Allison

Meet Kate Bradley Chernis. Her runaway-success tech startup, Lately, sprang from battling a three-headed Hydra of demographic stereotypes. 1. In the tech world, being a woman isn’t the norm. There’s a lot of pandering, shoulder punching and good intentions when it...

Jan 10, 2019
How did Vancouver real estate holdings compare to other investments in 2018?
By the Editors

Home values in Vancouver fell 1.7 percent in 2018, so other investment strategies were better bets than the city’s real estate, according to Toronto-based real estate website Zoocasa. The site, which compared property prices in three major Canadian cities to three other kinds of holdings, found that, on average, Vancouverites would...

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