Jun 11, 2021
Vancouver entrepreneurs bring sparkling new innovation to window cleaning industry

Many winners of Mitacs’ annual Entrepreneur Awards are worth looking up to. Whether Hossein Kamali fits in that category is up for debate, but his innovation certainly does. The only B.C.-based name among the five winners of the sixth annual Mitacs...

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Jun 11, 2021
Will this B.C. tech innovation help drive the cities of tomorrow?
Nick Rockel

A building as a giant rechargeable battery? Besides providing zero-emission vehicles with clean, renewable power, a local innovation could help cities run better. UBC’s faculty of applied science recently broke ground on the Renewable Energy Hub, which aims to turn a...

Jun 10, 2021
Inventory: These B.C. refilleries provide low-waste solutions for our everyday grocery needs
Alyssa Hirose

Nada has been providing package-free grocery items since it opened in Vancouver in 2015, but founders Brianne Miller and Alison Carr expanded into delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their partnership with Shift Delivery transports goods like flour, pasta and granola...

Jun 10, 2021
B.C. invests $15 million to help fund tech sector employment for underrepresented groups
Pallavi Rao

In a move to boost inclusion in the province’s technology sector, the B.C. government is providing grants that will help fund up to 3,000 paid positions. These grants will go to applicants who have been historically underrepresented in tech, including...

Jun 9, 2021
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition announces 2021 Pacific Region finalists
Saphiya Zerrouk

Pandemic or not, entrepreneurship in this province looks as strong as ever. Judges just named 22 B.C. businesses as finalists for the 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards’ Pacific Region program. BCBusiness is a longtime sponsor of EOY, which recognizes...

Jun 9, 2021
Pacific Trader: Lululemon outperforms (again), the markets yawn
Michael McCullough

The stock: Like most retail stocks, Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) did the downward dog with the onset of COVID-19 last year. But not for long: thanks to surging online sales, the Vancouver-based activewear company quickly made up the slack and capitalized on pandemic demand for informal apparel and DIY sports. Now as...

Jun 8, 2021
How Boeing Vancouver’s Supercluster project promises to propel aircraft maintenance forward
Nathan Caddell

You have to admire the way Jack Hsu explains the principles of Boeing’s augmented reality technology to a complete Luddite. I didn’t think I was one of those, but listening to Hsu—a senior manager at Boeing Vancouver’s Richmond facility—wax poetic...

Jun 8, 2021
It's a Good Thing: To recover from COVID-19, Indigenous tourism will draw on its culture of resilience
Matt O'Grady

Tourism is often described in terms similar to manufacturing or mining, with industry reports tallying the number of operators, employees or customers (the tourists). But for Brenda Baptiste, chair of Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), the sector can also be seen...

Jun 7, 2021
On Trend: Haven’t you heard? Polymer earrings are all the rage
Nathan Caddell

Made with many of the same tools you’d use to bake cookies (yep, these things go in the oven), polymer clay earrings are fairly easy and cheap to create, and they look pretty good, too. (Of course, the adornments have also starred in many TikTok and Instagram posts where influencers...

Jun 4, 2021
B.C.’s Most Loved Brands 2021
Nick Rockel

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to put brand loyalty to the test. When our research partner Ipsos conducted its latest B.C.’s Most Loved Brands survey in January, British Columbians had suffered through almost a year of COVID lockdowns, health woes...

Jun 3, 2021
Big Fat Deal: $9.3 million to sail the seas from a Point Grey patio
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1883 Trimble Street, Vancouver Price: $9,280,000 Listing: R2580005 The skinny: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 4,302-square-foot house on 7,764 square feet in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood The bling: Ever wanted to feel like you live on a boat without, you know, actually living on a boat? Well, grab your nautical-themed...

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