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Jan 14, 2022
7 B.C. companies make new Global Cleantech 100
By the Editors

On a worldwide scale, B.C. keeps boosting its cleantech cred. Oh, and all hail Burnaby. Seven local companies made the 2022 edition of the Global Cleantech 100. The 13th annual list, published by San Francisco–based research, consulting and events firm Cleantech...

Jan 14, 2022
Campbell River: A Small City with Big Aspirations
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Campbell River Matthew Gionet was born and raised in this seaside Vancouver Island community of more than 36,000 people and has witnessed its evolution from a bedrock resource industry community to a diverse and increasingly nimble hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. “My dad and grandad worked at the pulp...

Jan 13, 2022
Meat soap? This all-natural skincare company’s “Slightly Imperfect” collection makes sure flawed product doesn't go to waste
Alyssa Hirose

Body and skincare companies tend to romanticize their products and their process. But what happens when that ultra-satisfying soap cutting doesn’t go as planned? When Indigenous entrepreneur Francesca Amine started making her own soaps, it took her an entire year to get...

Jan 13, 2022
Land Values: Sorry, millennials—baby boomers aren’t downsizing
Frances Bula

Linda and Patrick Power looked at downsizing from their Burnaby house a few years ago as they were approaching their 65-year marks. The four flights of stairs were just going to get harder to navigate. And taking care of the...

Jan 12, 2022
B.C.-based Keg surges to heights of national Best Places to Work ranking
By the Editors

Thanks to good reviews from their workers, one B.C. company raised the stakes in a nationwide ranking, while another engineered a win. For the latest edition of its Employees’ Choice Awards, Glassdoor just announced the Best Places to Work in Canada...

Jan 12, 2022
B.C.’s Most Economically Resilient Cities in 2022
Andrew Macaulay

Carrying forward last year’s theme of resilience, our eighth annual ranking of B.C.’s best cities for work once again examines 50 of the province’s largest communities. With added consideration for social and environmental resilience, we throw a spotlight on the...

Jan 12, 2022
Quesnel: Live and Work in Nature's Playground
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Quesnel Quesnel is located in the central interior of BC, on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene. Our four-seasons, outdoor playground offers unlimited adventure and recreational opportunities at our doorstep, making that work-life balance we all want a little more obtainable. Ride our new mountain biking trail...

Jan 10, 2022
How much money can be made from plant-based and lab-grown meat? B.C. entrepreneurs are raising the steaks
Steve Burgess

Old MacDonald had a farm. New MacDonald has a laboratory, an extruder, a 3D beef printer and the backing of venture capital. A B.C.-based investment firm called Cult Food Science is investing in companies developing cultured meat alternatives. Meanwhile, a local...

Jan 10, 2022
Independent Schools Rise Up
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Independent Schools No one has felt the pandemic like children. From strained social interactions to routine disruptions and missing extended family members, our youngest have had to navigate a changing landscape with more than a few curveballs. For many, school has been the staple, and BC’s independent schools have been...

Jan 10, 2022
Penticton offers ideal work-life balance
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Penticton Picture it: two lakes, 200+ wineries, a vibrant craft beer and wine scene, Apex Mountain Ski Resort, Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, mountain biking trails, world-class rock climbing, a mild climate and much more. Penticton is about living the lifestyle dream while staying ahead in the business game. “While...

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