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Jul 21, 2017
BC Hydro fires CEO Jessica McDonald

Marking the end of an era at BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald has been fired as president and CEO of the public utility. Her replacement: Chris Riley, promoted to president from deputy CEO. Board chair Brad Bennett, a onetime adviser to the BC...

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Jul 21, 2017
Lightbulb Moments: 3 Ways To Make Your Business More Energy Efficient
Chris Hinton

With BC Hydro’s online electricity tracking tools, you can easily monitor your business’ energy use on an hourly, daily, weekly and monthly basis. Understanding your energy use patterns can help you make smart energy choices for your business. Finding ways to improve energy usage can significantly impact your business’ bottom...

Jul 21, 2017
A conversation with SFU director of entrepreneurship Sarah Lubik
Marcie Good

As an undergrad business student at SFU in 2006, Sarah Lubik landed a co-op job in which she interviewed founders of new technology companies in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. on the challenges they faced as they tried to take their products to market. Since then she has tackled...

Jul 21, 2017
New Ways for Business Travellers to Explore the Sunshine Coast

BCBusiness + Sunshine Coast Nestled in the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia you will discover one of our province’s most beautiful destinations: the Sunshine Coast. With its laid-back atmosphere, craggy bluffs, rocky shorelines, pristine lakes and dense rainforests, the Sunshine Coast has something to offer year-round, whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure...

Jul 21, 2017
How many chief officers does your company really need?
By BCBusiness

Hail to the chief—or maybe not. As a recent Quartz story notes, the corporate world is suffering from an outbreak of chiefiness. Chief executive officer and chief financial officer are one thing, but chief strategy officer, chief people officer—or chief...

Jul 21, 2017
FedEx Still Reeling After Ransomware Attack

Global shipping giant FedEx has been scrambling to restore its online databases after a June Petya ransomware attack wreaked havoc on the company's computer systems and crippled shipments from their European TNT Express subsidiary. This was the latest in a recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks that experts predict will cost...

Jul 20, 2017
B.C. kelp farming is untapped resource
Brad Badelt

Louis Druehl started farming kelp back in 1982, in the aptly named Kelp Bay, just west of Port Alberni. His was the first and, at the time, only commercial seaweed operation in North America. Druehl farmed a one-acre patch of...

Jul 20, 2017
Industry Adapts To 'Sharing Economy'

BCBusiness + The Insurance Institute of British Columbia There are probably few people who are oblivious to the rise of Airbnb and its effect on the hotel industry. Ditto for Uber and its impact on the taxi trade. Such practices can be easily underestimated because they’ve been enabled purely because of technology...

Jul 19, 2017
Premier John Horgan rolls out new cabinet
By BCBusiness

Premier John Horgan has named the members of his cabinet, which contains 20 ministers and two ministers of state. Another six MLAs are parliamentary secretaries. The government is a mix of new and experienced MLAs and also includes: • Four ministers...

Jul 19, 2017
Ransomware remains a serious threat

Just two days before the most devastating malware attack in recent history, London-based Dr. Krishna Chinthapalli warned in a British Medical Journal article that Britain’s state-run National Health Service was vulnerable to cyber-security threats. "Hospitals will almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year," he wrote. At the same time, North...

Jul 19, 2017
Poll: How much do you plan to spend on your summer vacation?

In April, Mustel Group conducted a poll for BCBusiness, asking 228 B.C. residents: How much do you plan to spend on your summer vacation? It’s not surprising that younger people were more likely to spend less, not only because of...

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