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Jun 11, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of June 3 to 9
Munro’s Books

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

Jun 10, 2019
On Trend: Three local axe-throwing outfits carving out a niche
Felicity Stone

June 13 is International Axe Throwing Day. Wielding the chopping tool goes way back, but flinging one at a wooden target seems to have got off the ground in 2006 with the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. The sport...

Jun 7, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Surrey, you can't be serious
Nathan Caddell

Oh hey, we’re back. You didn’t think you could get away with not being judged for a week, did you? As we seek to subjectively (and accurately) grade the happenings of the week that was, please keep in mind that things...

Jun 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Loved Brands 2019
Nick Rockel

If your audience isn’t getting any younger, start looking for ways to stay alive. That’s one of the key takeaways from our sixth annual ranking of B.C.’s favourite brands, which includes five new names, bringing the total to 70. Besides creating separate Brand Love scores for three age groups—18-34, 35-54...

Jun 7, 2019
Property Watch: How government intervention is affecting the market
Steve Saretsky

It’s been more than a year since the B.C. government introduced a spate of policies aimed at cooling the provincial housing market, among them an increase to the foreign buyer’s tax and a speculation and vacancy tax. These changes, combined with a nationwide mortgage stress test and strict Chinese capital...

Jun 7, 2019
The Future of Work: Why an accessible workplace is good for business
Ryan Stuart

Boring, sweaty, repetitive, thankless work—that’s dishwashing in a bakery. Turnover tends to be high. But not at Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies and Baked Goodness in Port Moody. “One of our dishwashers shows up an hour and a half early, every day,” says owner Lisa Beecroft. Beecroft’s daughter is on the...

Jun 6, 2019
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Heart of Gold Miami Nights Gala
Paul Duchart

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart of Gold Miami Nights Gala at Parq Vancouver on May 31 attracted more 500 guests. Presented by Newmont Goldcorp, the event raised more than $900,000 to support work in cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Guests followed...

Jun 6, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Bard on the Beach founding artistic director Christopher Gaze
Felicity Stone

Gaze trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in his native England and immigrated to Canada in 1975. When he’s not acting and directing at Bard, he performs on radio, TV and film, and does voiceovers for animation.

Jun 6, 2019
Carry On: Out with the greenwash
Charlene Rooke

GREENER AIR Carbon offsets for air travel keep your conscience and your carbon footprint cleaner. Air Canada partners with Toronto-based Less Emissions, making it easy to tack the cost on to your flight purchase: $30-$40, for instance, for Vancouver-Toronto return. Organizations...

Jun 5, 2019
After Hours: What to read and do this June
By the Editors

With the surface deposits of California’s gold mines largely tapped out, in 1858 more than 25,000 fortune hunters headed north to the Fraser River Canyon, where local First Nations had discovered the precious ore. The resulting Fraser River War between...

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