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May 19, 2017
Britco Construction slashes energy costs and waste by blending modular and passive housing
Nick Rockel

You probably know Britco for its tan-and-orange rental trailers, a fixture on construction sites. But the Langley-based company has other talents. The Britco Construction division recently married its expertise in modular building design with “passive house,” a building standard that is...

May 19, 2017
Cleantech firm MineSense offers the mining industry a way to boost profits while cutting pollution
Nick Rockel

Mining companies everywhere are having a tough time finding high-grade ore because others have beaten them to it. At the same time, the industry faces pressure to clean up its environmental act. MineSense Technologies Ltd. seeks to solve both of...

May 19, 2017
ViewsIQ helps speed up disease diagnosis anywhere in the world by taking pathology digital
Marcie Good

A small startup based in a Richmond office park is confronting an infirmity that has dogged Canadian medicine and presented around the globe—a shortage of pathologists.The specialized doctors, who diagnose diseases from tissue samples and tests, play a key role...

May 19, 2017
Automaker Electra Meccanica helps commuters say goodbye to fossil fuels
Felicity Stone

An electric car is to a fossil-fuel car what the Internet is to a fax machine, says Jerry Kroll, CEO of Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., which debuted its Solo one-person electric vehicle in September. “It’s less expensive, faster, cleaner...

May 19, 2017
Grow Financial works behind the scenes to raise the banking industry’s digital game
Nick Rockel

Banks and credit unions look to 33-year-old Kevin Sandhu to help them keep pace with changing consumer demands. “We’re really the tech in fintech—that’s the problem, at the end of the day, I think we’re solving,” says the boyish founder...

May 19, 2017
Raising fish in containers on land is eco-friendly. The next step is growing vegetables in the same water
Felicity Stone

Is salmon raised on land the future of seafood?” asked National Geographic in a story about Kuterra LP, a farm established in 2013 by the ’Namgis First Nation in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to raise Atlantic salmon in tanks.

May 19, 2017
Kindred Systems wants to design artificial intelligence that learns like people do. No pressure
Nick Rockel

At the recent BCTech Summit, visitors couldn’t resist the Kindred Systems Inc. booth. No wonder: the company had a corral of furry robotic cats on display. On hand to supervise these strangely fetching felines were co-founder and CEO Geordie Rose...

May 19, 2017
Meet 10 of B.C.’s most innovative companies

Anyone curious about where British Columbia’s economy is headed could have found some answers at the recent BCTech Summit in Vancouver. In its second year, the sold-out gathering featured more than 260 B.C. companies and other organizations, including some of...

May 19, 2017
DIY Management: 5 tips for networking at business events
Felicity Stone

1. Size up the room Stand at the front, look for someone who’s not tied up in a conversation, then go over and talk to them, Rezac advises. “Be careful of the pounce,” Prowse says. “Sometimes we can come across as...

May 18, 2017
This private island is a playground for the rich–and Hawaii's best-kept secret
Amanda Ross

There’s perhaps no bigger status buy than the private island. Thanks to Justin Trudeau’s Christmas vacation, we now all know about the Aga Khan’s Bahamian getaway, and Richard Branson has long used his Necker Island as an advertisement for the...

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