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Feb 23, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Lightship Works brings cloud computing to the town of Elkford

Elkford may be home to just 2,500 residents, but like any community, it needs to keep track of a variety of assets. Since 2015, the picturesque East Kootenay district municipality has been doing that with software from Lightship Works Inc. The Kamloops-based...

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Feb 22, 2018 releases top 10 places to work in B.C.
By the Editors

The results are in, and according to, Lush Ltd. is the No. 1 place to work in British Columbia. The company, which goes by Lush Cosmetics, is based in the U.K. but has offices around the world, including its North American HQ in South Vancouver. Jobs site Indeed uses reviews from employees to...

Feb 22, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Railtown Cafe and FortisBC light it up
Nick Rockel

When Dan Olson launched Railtown Cafe with fellow chef Tyler Day in 2012, the premises they took over ran on electricity. As their Vancouver restaurant and catering business grew to four locations, the pair switched to natural gas from FortisBC—not just for stovetops...

Feb 22, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $15 million for a "log cabin" in Whistler
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4669 Blackcomb Way, Whistler Price: $14,999,000 Listing: R2145944 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,030-square-foot house on a 21,781-square-foot lot in Whistler. The bling: Enough with all this snow-ridden chaos in the city: if the weather is going to turn us into a slip-sliding, frozen mess of...

Feb 21, 2018
Winners and losers in B.C.’s budget announcement
Nathan Caddell

Last year’s provincial election was so close that no matter what the government decides to do, someone will be disappointed. So it is with the February 20 budget announcement by the governing NDP-Green coalition, which, depending on who you ask, is either...

Feb 21, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Kalesnikoff Lumber and Leslie Forest Products make wood work
Nathan Caddell

Sometimes places just have the perfect name. Take the West Kootenay settlement of Thrums, for example. The word “thrum” refers to a continuous humming sound, and anyone who has made the journey along Highway 3A between Castlegar and the region’s...

Feb 20, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of February 12 to 18
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Mining giant Rio Tinto gets help from the BC Innovation Council
Nathan Caddell

A partnership based on getting people to a specific location only started because Carl Anderson got lost. Last February the president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), was on a BC Growth Opportunities Tour in the northwest of the province...

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: A distillery and a grain cleaning co-op work together across B.C.
Nick Rockel

Before Sherry Jiang immigrated to Vancouver in 2004, she was a physician in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian. Deciding not to pursue medicine in Canada because it would take too long to get a licence, she also noticed that members of the Chinese community had a hard time finding...

Feb 19, 2018
A Woman's Style of Leadership
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Burnaby Hospital Foundation Do you have a leadership philosophy or style? I’m a big believer in collaborative leadership. I think it’s important to invest time and effort in empowering my team around me to feel confident using their strengths, talents and...

Feb 16, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: B.C.'s urban and rural areas are more connected than you might think
Nathan Caddell

Val Litwin enjoys telling a story about a meal he had this past summer in Tumbler Ridge in northeastern B.C. And no, it’s not to complain that his eggs were a little more over-easy than he would have liked. “I had...

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