May 19, 2022
The CEO of MarineLabs thinks everything that floats should be a real-time data station

The kind of data that Victoria-based coastal intelligence company MarineLabs collects could’ve prevented the Suez Canal crisis, according to its CEO, Scott Beatty. “There was an issue with high wind and it was determined to be a pilot error,” he...

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May 19, 2022
EY's Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year finalists are a mix of old and new
Nathan Caddell

When browsing over the list of EY’s Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year finalists, it’s hard not to feel a little bit like the hipster who actually saw that super popular band play at a tiny bar years ago. After all...

May 19, 2022
Meet B.C.'s New Real Estate Regulator - BC Financial Services Authority

Buying or selling real estate is a big investment. For some individuals, it’s the biggest financial decision of their lives. For businesses, securing real estate in a location that meets both customer and business needs can be crucial for success.

May 18, 2022
CBC's new podcast reveals hidden stories behind the unmarked graves on Penelakut Island
Rushmila Rahman

Ever since the Penelakut Tribe discovered some 200 child graves on the grounds of a former residential school last summer, Anishinaabe investigative journalists Duncan McCue and Martha Troian, along with journalist and producer Jodie Martinson, decided to bear witness to...

May 17, 2022
Big Fat Deal: $9.6 million to swing on the chandeliers in UBC
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1764 Allison Road Price: $9,630,000 Listing: R2676826 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,218 square foot house on 13,800 square feet near UBC. The bling: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? We found her! Right here, playing a piano in the foyer for some reason.

May 17, 2022
Will Vancouver's Broadway Plan pass?
Nathan Caddell

If you’ve heard about the City of Vancouver’s upcoming Broadway Plan, you’ve likely already decided what side you’re on. The 30-year plan will effectively seek to build a “second downtown” along Vancouver’s Broadway corridor and build housing and retail around...

May 17, 2022
It all starts in Nanaimo

BCBusiness + Tourism Nanaimo GET OUTSIDE AND EXPLOREHiking fans will be in awe at the lush landscape Vancouver Island has to explore. Ammonite Falls is an authentic West Coast experience with a forest trail leading to a cascading waterfall that flows in...

May 13, 2022
This entrepreneur's food business is trying to keep British Columbians well-fed
Rushmila Rahman

Making 21 food decisions every week can be quite daunting, but if we are what we eat then it’s important to cover all the bases. FED is a subscription-based company offering ready-to-eat meals designed by dieticians that fulfill the nutritional requirements...

May 13, 2022
Vancouver-based theatre company launches the first national queer and trans playwriting unit in Canada
Alyssa Hirose

“I think what the pandemic has taught us is that in Canada, mobility is the problem, not distance,” says Cameron Mackenzie, artistic and executive director of Zee Zee Theatre. The local company’s new national queer and trans playwriting unit will bring...

May 13, 2022
The Commercial Drive food empire that pledges to do business differently
Nathan Caddell

There aren’t many people like Doug Stephen. At least, I haven’t met many in over a decade covering various industries in the province. And there definitely aren’t many people doing what he’s doing. Fair enough—there aren’t really enough hours in...

May 12, 2022
The Nature Trust of BC is bent on saving the Shoal Creek estuary
Rushmila Rahman

The extinction of a species starts at home. As habitats dwindle in the face of urbanization and other threats, conservation efforts to maintain or restore land are a major determinant of whether threatened species can make it out alive. B.C.’s Shoal...

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