Nov 26, 2021
Big Fat Deal: $17 million nets you this bizzaro Shaughnessy tennis facility

Address: 1462 Connaught Drive Price: $16,800,000 Listing: R2632327 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 9,247 sq ft house on half an acre in Shaughnessy The bling: No, the outside of 1462 Connaught Drive wasn’t plucked from the rejected location shoots of Stranger Things Season 4, as...

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Nov 26, 2021
New Health Impact Investor Challenge dangles $100,000 prize for Canadian entrepreneurs
By the Editors

For one innovative Canadian company, helping people improve their health will soon yield a healthy investment. Spring Activator, a Vancouver-headquartered business incubator, accelerator and advisory firm, just launched the first Health Impact Investor Challenge. Running from March through May 2022, this program...

Nov 26, 2021
Dunder Mifflin who? This B.C. company turns sugar cane into sustainable paper
Alyssa Hirose

We’ll try not to inundate you with The Office jokes, but how often do you get the chance to write about a paper company that’s doing something cool? Not putting staplers in Jello or hosting a run for an already-cured disease: New Westminster–based Social Print Paper is transforming would-be landfill...

Nov 25, 2021
Vancouver’s Train Fitness is using AI to transform your workout
Nathan Caddell

There are a lot of reasons one might move to Vancouver from Toronto. But for Andrew Just and Antoine Neidecker, COVID was the breaking point. The pair, who met at McGill University, had come up with the idea to launch an...

Nov 25, 2021
Investing in the Future
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + KPU | Melville School of Business KPU’s Melville School of Business students, faculty and community are set to grow and thrive thanks to the Melville family’s generous donation. A recent gift to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Melville School of Business provides more than a financial boost to the Lower Mainland-based...

Nov 24, 2021
Pacific Trader: Interfor bets lumber prices are just taking a breather
Michael McCullough

The stock: It’s been an up-and-down year for lumber prices, and even more for the stock of B.C.’s No. 3 producer, Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP). Last spring’s wood spike, fuelled by North Americans’ pandemic preoccupation with domestic upgrades, has given way to a more balanced, if volatile, supply-demand dynamic. Interfor evidently...

Nov 24, 2021
Carl Hansen takes Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year prize
By the Editors

Something tells us that Carl Hansen might need a bigger shelf. During a virtual ceremony yesterday, the founder, director and CEO of AbCellera Biologics was named Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2021. This honour comes less than a week after...

Nov 23, 2021
Leadership 2021: Planned or unplanned, organizational change should be purposeful, says expert Mumtaz Chaudhary
Pallavi Rao

Mumtaz Chaudhary preaches what she practises—ensuring that organizational change goes smoothly and successfully. Chaudhary made some big changes herself in 2006, when she launched what now called Pragilis Solutions with her husband, Shaheen Chaudhary. There’s been no shortage of work for...

Nov 23, 2021
Masks, plexiglass, takeout containers and more: here's how much money restaurants spend on COVID-safe dining
Bridget Stringer-Holden

“This January, we’ll have been in the business for 14 years,” says Robbie Kane, owner of Café Medina. The always-busy spot originally opened in 2008, but COVID-19 saw it transition from brunch hub to online store in a matter of...

Nov 23, 2021
Think Big, Live Small
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Glenlyon Norfolk School “When I think of learning outcomes for our students, it starts with learning in an environment where there are fewer distractions and where the focus is on being well rounded students and developing skills in all areas of school,” says Trevor Mannion, Director of Enrolment at Glenlyon...

Nov 22, 2021
Elevate Your Future
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Quest University WALK INTO QUEST UNIVERSITY in Squamish, BC, and you will notice right away that this is not your typical post-secondary education facility. This is a space where innovation and creative thinking live and breathe. There are no lecture...

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