Sep 27, 2023
8 Indigenous-owned businesses to support in Vancouver

September 30, 2023, marks the third annual National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, when many people will wear orange to not only recognize the impacts of residential schools but to stand in solidarity with the survivors and their families. However, September...

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Sep 26, 2023
Small Business Lessons: 5 tips for a successful rebrand, according to Wilet
Alyssa Hirose

On June 1, Vancouver-based linen company Flax Sleep reintroduced itself as a rest-focused lifestyle brand called Wilet. Co-founder Vivian McCormick pulls back the covers on the steps Wilet’s small team of six took to refresh its branding. As told to Alyssa...

Sep 26, 2023
Surrey-based Pocketpills is using tech to make pharma care a frictionless experience
Rushmila Rahman

I recently needed a prescription for a minor ailment, but couldn’t find a single clinic in Vancouver, Burnaby or New Westminster that was accepting walk-ins or new patients. So I visited a Shoppers Drug Mart, fingers crossed that one of the...

Sep 25, 2023
Attention designers: Here are 5 reasons to enter the WL Design 25 competition
By the Editors

Our sister publication, Western Living magazine, has launched a brand-new awards program: the WL Design 25, celebrating 25 of the best new designs of the year. While its WL Designers of the Year awards celebrate a body of work, the WL Design 25 awards are designed...

Sep 22, 2023
Our takeaways from The Forum's AFIA DEI Index launch event
Rushmila Rahman

Yesterday, on a chilly September night, The Forum warmly welcomed people into Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art to celebrate an impressive initiative led by its senior program manager Gretchen Ferguson: the AFIA (Accelerating Financial Inclusion and Access) DEI...

Sep 21, 2023
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon hits 40 years with no plans of slowing down
Nathan Caddell

The 19th annual A Night to Dream Gala, held in support of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon last Saturday, was about as fancy as events get. A lovely three-course meal, silent and live auctions, everyone dressed to the 10s—I...

Sep 21, 2023
Young Guns: How entrepreneur Olli Dickson stays hands-on through 16-hour shifts
Rushmila Rahman

While racking up points and penalty minutes on the junior hockey circuit in his hometown of Penticton, Ollivor (Olli) Dickson had dreams of playing in the NHL one day. But that didn’t work out, and neither did his attempts at...

Sep 20, 2023
Pacific Trader: Metalla Royalty grabs for the brass ring
Michael McCullough

The stock: The mining royalty streaming model has a couple of advantages over investing in mining companies themselves. Essentially, a streaming company is a specialized financial institution that puts money up front into miners’ projects in return for a share...

Sep 19, 2023
Into the Future: How business leaders can harness the power of generative AI
Josh Blair

Over the past year, generative AI has exploded into the cultural zeitgeist. While discussions around AI and its capabilities have been prevalent for some time, OpenAI’s rollout of tools such as ChatGPT and DALL-E has led to a level of mass adoption by...

Sep 19, 2023
Inventory: Upgrade your bedtime routine with a little help from these B.C. companies
Alyssa Hirose

Chris Manley and Olga Roberts lead the team at Victoria-based organic bedding company Resthouse (founded by Manley in 2014). The brand’s in-house private label Kakun includes mattresses, mattress toppers, body pillows, throws and more—counting all of their naturally breathable, moisture-wicking products...

Sep 18, 2023
EDGAR Development Announces New President
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Edgar Development After 25 years in the real estate industry and five years at EDGAR Development, Matthew McClenaghan is taking on a new role as President at EDGAR, alongside his partner and friend, CEO Peter Edgar. McClenaghan’s appointment comes as...

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