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Jul 19, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Vancouver tech advances again

Hey, would ya look at that? Most of the grades in this version of your favourite column are actually pretty good! As much as we have fought hard to earn the title of crusty curmudgeon (we actually have a banner in...

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Jul 19, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum is back, but his future (and the city’s) is uncertain
Frances Bula

Doug McCallum regained the Surrey mayor’s chair last fall by offering easy-sounding solutions when it comes to policing, transit and real estate development. The veteran politician says he’s changed along with B.C.’s second-largest city, but is he the right person to lead it into the future?

Jul 19, 2019
On Trend: Driving change in car services
Juan Rivera

Luxury carmaker Genesis Motors, a division of Hyundai Motor Group, is setting itself apart from competitors. Through the Genesis at Home service, prospective buyers can go online, pick out a car and request a test drive. Operating in the Lower...

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

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...

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
5 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...

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