Jan 15, 2021
The Innovators: Harbour Air is piloting emission-free commercial aviation

Harbour Air Seaplanes made history in December 2019 by flying the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. Sure, the trip out of the 350-employee company’s Richmond terminal lasted five minutes, but it was the thought that counted. That thought is a fuel-free fleet. Harbour Air’s co-founder and CEO, Greg McDougall, who...

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Jan 15, 2021
B.C. beefs up financial incentives to switch to commercial electric vehicles
By the Editors

Whether they need a truck, a bus or a bike, organizations thinking about buying electric vehicles (EVs) just got a financial jolt from the provincial government. Through CleanBC’s revamped Speciality-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) and its Commercial Vehicle Pilot (CVP) program, Victoria...

Jan 15, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Denis Mikhailov's rock-climbing expeditions inspired the creation of Nomad Nutrition
Nathan Caddell

Originally, rock climbing was a way for Denis Mikhailov to procrastinate during his international relations degree at UVic. But it quickly became an obsession and, through a chance encounter, led to the start of a full-fledged business. Although Mikhailov’s passion for...

Jan 14, 2021
The Innovators: Terramera is out to transform food production
Nick Rockel

Terramera has been playing the field lately. Founded by biologist, lawyer and former MLA Karn Manhas in 2010, the company changed the agriculture game with Actigate, a technology that can make plant-based active ingredients more effective than synthetic pesticides and...

Jan 13, 2021
Record December sales cap the B.C. housing market’s COVID comeback
By the Editors

As if the B.C. residential property market needed any more momentum, it closed out an unexpectedly strong 2020 by setting a new sales record in December. And by the look of things, prospective buyers can expect home prices to keep rising in 2021. Residential unit sales totalled 93,953 last year, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports. That’s a surge of 21.5 percent compared to 2019. The average MLS price for 2020 was $782,027, an 11-percent increase over the...

Jan 13, 2021
Four B.C.-based businesses make Glassdoor list of best places to work in Canada
By the Editors

Four B.C.-based companies made Glassdoor’s latest annual ranking of the best places to work in Canada, a step up from last year, when three B.C. businesses put in a showing. The Employees’ Choice Awards uses Glassdoor’s review system to accumulate results, and the...

Jan 12, 2021
Shift Happens: When does an employee’s online behaviour outside the workplace cross the line?
Guy Saddy

You’re the owner of a private company. While perusing social media posts, you chance upon a photo of an employee clearly taken several years earlier. He’s smiling, beer in hand—and parading around in blackface. What do you do? Disclosure: I have...

Jan 12, 2021
The Innovators: Two Hat Security creates safe havens on the internet
Michael McCullough

Our Innovators series highlights just a few of the trailblazing companies that are helping move this province—and the world—forward in challenging times. Take the perennial threats of cyberbullying, terrorist recruitment and child pornography, layer in political polarization, mass protest and foreign...

Jan 8, 2021
The Innovators: MetaOptima Technology brings its skin cancer-fighting AI home
Michael McCullough

Our Innovators series highlights just a few of the trailblazing companies that are helping move this province—and the world—forward in challenging times When federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains announced the first projects to be funded under...

Jan 8, 2021
Young Guns: Ex-pro mountain biker Andrew Mitchell started an eco-friendly courier service
Nathan Caddell

It only took one incident to abruptly conclude Andrew Mitchell’s prolific athletic career. The four-time national downhill mountain biking champion was competing in California when he got thrown from his bike at 70 kilometres an hour, headfirst into a wall.

Jan 7, 2021
Revelstoke city councillor turns entrepreneur with accurate (positive and negative) test results
Nathan Caddell

Like many businesses, Jackie Rhind’s startup ran into some problems when COVID-19 struck North America. That might be where the similarities stop, though. Rhind had the idea to launch Ovry, a company specializing in affordable and sustainable pregnancy and ovulation test...

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