Aug 13, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Joey Shithead cleans up his act

We’ll start with the obvious: calling Joe Keithley a Weekend Warrior might be a tad reductive. After all, the front man for iconic punk rock band D.O.A. has been playing about 70 (often sold-out) shows a year for the past...

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Aug 13, 2020
B.C. residential real estate market heats up for summer
By the Editors

As many other sectors of the B.C. economy suffer, the residential property market keeps rebounding from its COVID-19 slump. The province saw 10,090 residential unit sales in July, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports, a 26.6-percent jump over the...

Aug 13, 2020
Room to Move at G&F Financial Group
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + G&F Financial Group G&F Financial Group has reached an important milestone that will shape its working future, and it did so in the face of great odds. Imagine spending countless hours developing a new, open concept workspace that would showcase...

Aug 11, 2020
Young Guns: Caroline Bertrand founded Borderline Bodysuits off the side of her Shopify desk
Nathan Caddell

Some entrepreneurs create ideas; some ideas create entrepreneurs. In Caroline Bertrand’s case, it’s too early to tell, but her first endeavour seems to fall firmly in the latter category. Even at a young age, as a gymnast growing up in...

Aug 10, 2020
New study holds lessons for small businesses hoping to pull through pandemic
By the Editors

As COVID-19 transforms the business world, a new study shows how it’s reshaping main streets in our major cities. The Block Reports survey puts seven commercial hubs in B.C. and Ontario under the microscope. The authors looked at data such as business closures, foot traffic pre- and post-COVID, the proportion of independent businesses and the size of the local residential population...

Aug 7, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Aluminum shines, electoral turnout declines
Nathan Caddell

In March, if you were setting an over/under on how long it would take British Columbians to have reckless parties at which mass numbers of people contracted COVID at four-and-a-half months, we personally probably would have pounded the under. So...

Aug 7, 2020
On Trend: 5 B.C. companies that make snacking easy on the body
Nathan Caddell

During Jagmeet Singh’s byelection campaign for the Burnaby South constituency, BCBusiness interviewed the federal NDP leader. We quizzed him on a number of topics, including his favourite snack, which apparently is kombucha. Although this province is home to several venerable...

Aug 6, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $22 million to redefine “cabin in the woods” in the Okanagan
Nathan Caddell

Address: #12056 12074 Okanagan Centre Road Price: $22,000,000 Listing: 10209844 The skinny: Two separate houses with a total of eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms across 11.3 acres in the Okanagan Valley’s Lake Country. The bling: Oh, hey, tough guy. You’re looking to get out of the city and...

Aug 6, 2020
Vancouver-based fashion entrepreneur wants to revolutionize activewear...again
Nathan Caddell

Steven Sal Debus has a long history of innovating in the Canadian fashion industry. In the mid-1990s, he took his Brock University business degree and launched Modrobes, the very Canadian, extremely popular pants, through a class project. That empire eventually...

Aug 6, 2020
5 questions with Tom Conway, president and CEO of Small Business BC
Michael McCullough

1. You were on the job not quite a year when the COVID-19 crisis hit. Did that help prepare you for what was to come? I’m so grateful that this crisis, if it had to happen at all, occurred in my...

Aug 4, 2020
How are B.C. airports and airlines preparing for a post-COVID future?
Matt O'Grady

When Geoff Dickson entered the aviation world 35 years ago, it was, he recalls, “quite a challenging time.” The federal government had just launched airline deregulation, and Dickson—hired as a financial analyst for Pacific Western Airlines—was helping the company shift...

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