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Jun 17, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Vancouver caterer Jacques Kabuya

Some stories have an obvious starting point. For Jacques Kabuya, there are a few to choose from. It could be at five years old, when he moved from his birthplace of Lusaka, Zambia, to Vancouver with his mother and older...

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Jun 17, 2019
Solving Problems, Together

BCBusiness + Beedie School of Business Extending deadlines in the halls of higher learning is nothing new, but the decision taken by Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business to extend the application deadline for its Executive MBA (EMBA) program to July 15 is noteworthy on several fronts. First and foremost, it...

Jun 14, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Surrey bounces back
Nathan Caddell

We’re sorry, Surrey. Well, maybe that wouldn’t really fit our style. Good for you, Surrey. That’s more appropriate, probably. After all, as far as we’re concerned, the city was able to recover from last week with a combination of hard work and...

Jun 14, 2019
It's a Good Thing: UBC Sauder students head to Nairobi slums
Matt O'Grady

In the early 1970s, a Montana professor by the name of Jess Lair published a book, I Ain’t Much, Baby—But I’m All I’ve Got, considered one of the forerunners of the self-help movement. Among the quotable quotes attributed to Lair: “If you love something, set it free.” Jeff Kroeker isn’t much of...

Jun 14, 2019
Pot Shots: Righting the wrongs of criminal records for cannabis possession
Guy Saddy

Parked on the north side of Robson Street, its starboard side doors flung wide open, at first glance the green van looks like one of any number of food trucks that have clogged Vancouver’s arteries, both figuratively and literally, in recent years. But this particular vehicle isn’t selling gooey grilled...

Jun 13, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lighthouse Labs CEO Jeremy Shaki
Felicity Stone

Jeremy Shaki has a BA in political science from Montreal’s Concordia University, but he doesn’t believe a degree is the route to success for everyone. Especially software developers. In 2013, the former Montrealer co-founded a coding bootcamp with tech-savvy pals Joshua Borts and Kurram Virani. Vancouver-headquartered Lighthouse Labs trains developers in...

Jun 12, 2019
Go Figure: Will it be another record-breaking year for tourism in B.C.?
Melissa Edwards

Visitors from abroad to B.C. in 2018: Non-U.S. international tourists: Total revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: Provincial tax revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: 10-year growth: Tourism businesses operating in B.C. in 2017: Tourism industry jobs: Job openings expected by 2028: Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C.: Visitor nights...

Jun 12, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 2 to 8
By the Editors

Victoria was the real estate hot spot last week. The most expensive home sold in B.C. was in Uplands—and it went for slightly above the asking price of $4.45 million. Thanks to its proximity to the University of Victoria, Uplands...

Jun 12, 2019
Opinion: Women's rights offer best solution to world's woes
David Suzuki

What’s the top solution for resolving the human-caused climate crisis? According to Paul Hawken, it’s educating girls and improving family planning. Hawken is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. “Drawdown” is “the point at which levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop...

Jun 12, 2019
Invest in BC - Economic Outlook
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA Perhaps we’re a bit spoiled in British Columbia. After a few runs of economic activity that would make some of the most bountiful regions in the world blush, things slowed down some in the past year...

Jun 12, 2019
Invest In BC - Authentically West Coast
By BCBusiness

It’s been just over 20 years since official efforts to ignite Indigenous tourism in B.C. started in earnest. In 1997, Indigenous Tourism BC (ItBC) – called the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia until this year – started out as a non-profit tasked with growing and promoting the industry. In its...

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