Oct 26, 2021
Longtime Burnaby activist Mark Angelo goes back to basics with The Little Creek That Could

Mark Angelo remembers starting work at BCIT several decades ago, in the institution’s early days, and being excited to check out Guichon Creek. The renowned rivers activist eventually chaired the school’s Rivers Institute and founded World Rivers Day—celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every September. But on that...

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Oct 26, 2021
New Trudeau cabinet mostly retains status quo for British Columbians
Nathan Caddell

You know it’s a bit of a boring cabinet announcement when a slight demotion is the headline. That was the case today as the new (old?) minority government under Justin Trudeau announced its cabinet placements for the 44th Parliament. Perhaps unfortunately...

Oct 26, 2021
Women entrepreneurs reluctant to access financial support: survey
Pallavi Rao

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t tough enough, many Canadian women entrepreneurs have been going it alone financially. That’s one of the takeaways from a national survey of female business owners by Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), which found that more...

Oct 25, 2021
Going On 30: Brianna Blaney’s newest company pockets big deal
Nathan Caddell

You always hear that in business, failure breeds success. Although the former wasn’t exactly in Brianna Blaney’s nature, it played a key role in her journey. A few years ago, Blaney was profiled in this magazine for her stewardship of Envol Strategies, the recruitment disruptor...

Oct 25, 2021
Coho Collective Fuelling Small Businesses
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Coho Collective They are for aspiring and growing food businesses that want to launch new concepts, grow their businesses, reduce upfront costs, and work in a community of likeminded individuals. Member companies are each assigned a station in which they have access to large scale commercial equipment, and each kitchen is...

Oct 22, 2021
Two high-powered Vancouver business execs are changing maternity leave with Maturn
Nathan Caddell

Just over a decade ago, Jen Murtagh had what was surely one of the more coveted jobs in her hometown, as marketing manager of Canucks Sports and Entertainment. The team was in the midst of its West Coast Express era...

Oct 22, 2021
The next Uber or Tesla? Pitt Meadows’ CubicFarms has a field of dreams
By the Editors

The future of farming is everywhere in a massive Pitt Meadows airplane hangar, both literally and figuratively, with the phrase projected onto walls in bright green font. But CubicFarms Amplified walks the talk, too, with a video presentation featuring various experts in...

Oct 22, 2021
How’s business? Share your perspective by taking this provincewide survey
By the Editors

It’s that time of year again. Our friends at the BC Chamber of Commerce want to know what’s on your mind. The province’s largest business association has launched its 2021 Collective Perspective survey, which aims to capture insights from every sector...

Oct 21, 2021
The Future of Mobility: These innovative B.C. companies are showing the world better, greener ways to get around
By the Editors

Mobility is looking different these days. Everywhere you turn, it seems, there’s a new mode of transport whizzing past you, whether it’s an electric car on the street or an e-scooter on the sidewalk. But where are things headed? “It’s an...

Oct 21, 2021
Want to resell your used clothing? Check out these 8 local consignment companies
Alyssa Hirose

There's no way around it: the "easiest" way to sell used clothes online is Facebook Marketplace. But if you don't want to deal with haggling (annoying) and meeting up with strangers (dangerous), there's plenty of other local options for selling...

Oct 21, 2021
Shop booze-free bevs this Sober October at Vancouver's first zero-proof pop-up
Stacey McLachlan

Despite the parade of hard seltzers, craft beers, rosé ciders and boozy kombuchas that’s hitting the shelves at any given time these days, we’re actually living in a teetotaler’s paradise. Between artisanal the faux gins like Seedlip and hoppy non-alcoholic...

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