Oct 3, 2022
8 businesses and leaders recognized in BC Achievement Foundation's Indigenous Business Awards

In its annual recognition of Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs breaking new ground in the local economy, Vancouver-based awards body BC Achievement Foundation is celebrating eight B.C. organizations and changemakers for its 14th Indigenous Business Award (IBA) in partnership with the Ministry...

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Oct 3, 2022
Smart business card company Ovou swipes top spot at New Ventures BC Competition
Nathan Caddell

Sometimes, hard work does pay off. Take Reza Varzidehkar. Varzidehkar had an idea to start a smart business card company and, in 2019, went to 100 events in 100 days to try and get his name out there. Even COVID, which...

Oct 3, 2022
Carry On: How your future business trips could have faster airport security times—and no gravity
Charlene Rooke

In just a few years’ time you could be booking your next corporate retreat in... space. U.S. company Orbital Assembly is aiming for a 2025 launch of its Pioneer Station—a space business park with room for you and 27 colleagues.

Sep 30, 2022
Indigenous voices highlighted in 7th annual Sustainable Production Forum
Nathan Caddell

The seventh year of the Sustainable Production Forum will look quite different from years past. That’s partly due to the fact that the most recent couple of years have seen the conference, which focuses on accelerating sustainability in the motion...

Sep 30, 2022
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Today is Canada's second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is meant to honour the lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools, as well as their families and communities. For non-Indigenous folks, it’s a designated day to reflect...

Sep 29, 2022
The 5 most memorable moments from the Downtown Vancouver BIA mayoral debate
Nathan Caddell

There were a few themes that come up more often than others at yesterday’s Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) mayoral candidates debate. The event, held at SFU Harbour Centre, featured five candidates—Fred Harding (NPA), Colleen Hardwick (TEAM), Mark Marissen...

Sep 28, 2022
Weekend Warrior: How Olympian and Trulioo executive John Smythe connects hockey and business
Rushmila Rahman

It was at one of his older brothers’ field hockey games that John Smythe remembers getting really lucky. He watched with the kind of eagerness and wonder that only a four-year-old could possess as somebody, in a fit of rage...

Law
Sep 28, 2022
Five Black-owned small businesses in B.C. secure $135,000 from Cassels law firm
Rushmila Rahman

Following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement during the pandemic, corporate law firm Cassels embarked on a mission to try to create a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community. To that end, it decided to award Black-owned small businesses financial...

Sep 27, 2022
Young Guns: Entrepreneur and fire chief Bryden Pelletier is fuelled by passion
Rushmila Rahman

This year kicked off with two major wins for Bryden Pelletier: not only was he named 2021 Firefighter of the Year by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS), he was also appointed to the position of assistant fire chief of occupational...

Sep 27, 2022
BREAKING: Overstory Media Group announces purchase of the Georgia Straight
Nathan Caddell

The Georgia Straight is getting its third owner in 55 years. Right before the pandemic, the previously independently owned Straight was sold to Toronto-based Media Central Corporation, which had also purchased Toronto’s Now magazine. Both the publications fell on hard...

Sep 26, 2022
Courtenay's Sid Williams Theatre Society kicks off its Blue Circle Series with "something for everyone"
Rushmila Rahman

There’s an old movie theatre in Winnipeg, the Park Theatre, that Deborah Renz used to frequent as a kid. Now it’s become one of the busiest live performance venues in the city, and Renz feels a little cheated since she...

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