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Oct 16, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $9.5 million to quarantine at Woodjam Ranch in Horsefly
Nathan Caddell

Address: 2551 Kroener Road Price: $9,500,000 Listing: R2479941 The skinny: 2,122 acres of deeded land in Horsefly, B.C. The bling: Welcome to Woodjam Ranch. Hope you enjoy your stay, because there’s literally nowhere else to go. Seriously, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry’s wildest dreams. This is a place that...

Oct 16, 2020
Benefits of Employment
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Ascension Benefits Stress about relationships, physical health, financial turmoil and the future abound, and employers who want to remain preferred have to get with the program when it comes to employee health. “Employee benefits alone aren’t cutting it anymore because the general model has remained static for decades,” says Jon Chescoe...

Oct 16, 2020
High quality of life, employment opportunities make B.C.’s coastal cities attractive: report
By the Editors

A cheaper, chiller life on the coast. Why not? Working-age Canadians are flocking to midsized communities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, according to a recent report by the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET). The study, which uses the most recent census...

Oct 15, 2020
Ask a Leader: Jill Tipping calls for a tech-enabled economy
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. For the first instalment of our series, Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the...

Oct 15, 2020
BCers like the idea of digital ID for government services, but only with increased security: report
By the Editors

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted British Columbians to favour putting more services online, according to a recent survey. The poll, released by Canadian financial services firm Interac Corp. in partnership with the Canadian branch of American PR giant Hill+Knowlton Strategies, found that...

Oct 15, 2020
WNorth Goes Virtual: October 29, 2020
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + WNorth Of course, the WNorth Conference is still focused on bringing top female business leaders together and providing a forum to enhance leadership training, engage in high-level networking and learn from globally recognized speakers. But like all things 2020, this...

Oct 14, 2020
Winners and losers from B.C.’s political leaders debate
Nathan Caddell

The narrative coming into the first and only B.C. leaders debate before the October 26 October 24 provincial election was fairly clear. As with any campaign where one party is dominating early polls, the conventional wisdom was that BC Liberal...

Oct 14, 2020
Splash Art Auction and Gala Open to the Public

BCBusiness + Arts Umbrella We’ve all been spending more time at home in recent months. And while home has always been our refuge, a place for family dinners and quiet evenings in, it’s now so much more than that. Home is the...

Oct 13, 2020
5 questions with Lumen5 CEO and serial entrepreneur Michael Cheng
Nathan Caddell

Michael Cheng turned 31 last month. That might be startling to hear for anyone in the Vancouver tech scene who’s gotten used to the homegrown kid’s presence. After all, the SFU grad completed his degree in interactive arts and technology...

Oct 9, 2020
Look for U.S. buyers to snap up more Vancouver homes
Nick Rockel

Every time there’s a U.S. election, it seems, Americans threaten to move to Canada. Google searches for “How to apply for Canadian citizenship” peaked after the recent train wreck of a debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden. Andrew Carros, licence partner with Engel & Völkers Vancouver, thinks this time really could be different—and that Vancouver residential real estate will benefit from motivated U.S. buyers...

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