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Dec 15, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: The price of Prince George and the New York (behind the) Times

Much of this week’s report card centres on how our province is viewed by the outside world. As you’ll see, that perception can be positive, negative and just hilariously misguided. Here’s what made the grade (and what didn’t) this week. Traction Guest Grade: A Things...

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Dec 15, 2019
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: 3 roles of a wholehearted leader
David MacLean

I sat there on the stage in my borrowed dress shoes, dress socks, dress pants, dress belt, dress shirt and tie. I wasn’t prepared. I had no idea I would be doing this—it was a total surprise. While the provincial premier gave his speech, I feverishly tried to get my thoughts...

Dec 13, 2019
Pot Shots: A gift guide for the marijuana enthusiast in your life
Guy Saddy

God rest ye, merry gentlefolk Let nothing you dismay For you can purchase rolling kits For five bucks on eBay Or vapourizers, joints and grinders At your local mall ’Tis the season, why not buy it all? (I mean, it’s your call…) It’s legal now, so why...

Dec 13, 2019
On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home
Felicity Stone

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby-campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has...

Dec 12, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Michael Wrinch has a taste for danger
Felicity Stone

“I’ve been doing electrical engineering my whole life,” says Michael Wrinch. “I was born this way.” When Wrinch was a child, his mother noticed that he enjoyed taking things to pieces, so she asked the local TV repairman to drop off anything customers didn’t want fixed at the end of...

Dec 12, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Blume cofounders Ella Dalling and Karen Danudjaja
By the Editors

When Karen Danudjaja and Ella Dalling met through mutual friends on a camping trip over the 2017 Canada Day long weekend, they discovered they had a lot in common. Both had recently broken up with boyfriends and were reflecting on...

Dec 10, 2019
Three B.C. companies make list of best places to work in Canada
Nathan Caddell

Three B.C.-based companies made recruiting site Glassdoor’s annual ranking of the 25 best places to work in Canada, which on first blush seems a tad embarrassing. However, it’s important to note that the list includes businesses that operate in Canada, not just those based here. For example, a little company based in Redmond...

Dec 10, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of December 2 to 8
Munro’s Books

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

Dec 9, 2019
Sole Survivor: Q&A with John Fluevog on 50 years of kicking butt
Nick Rockel

In his long jacket and tall black boots, John Fluevog still looks every bit the dandy who started making his mark on the fashion and retail worlds five decades ago. He glides down into the showroom of his gorgeous, high-ceilinged flagship...

Dec 9, 2019
Pollock Clinics Helps Improve Sexual Performance and Satisfaction

When guys at any age get together over a beer to watch football or hockey, you’ll almost never hear them discuss that their erections may not be what they used to be. It’s just not a topic anyone wants to bond over, but many have this shared experience.

Dec 6, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Who would you like to clothesline off a bike?
Nathan Caddell

Is there anything more Canadian than a good samaritan hockey player stopping a robbery? Probably not. Add in the fact that he stopped a bike-riding assailant, and we’re pretty sure you won’t find anything more Vancouver, either. With any luck, our other items similarly encapsulate our province. Won’t be easy. Here’s what made...

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