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Jan 13, 2021
Four B.C.-based businesses make Glassdoor list of best places to work in Canada
By the Editors

Four B.C.-based companies made Glassdoor’s latest annual ranking of the best places to work in Canada, a step up from last year, when three B.C. businesses put in a showing. The Employees’ Choice Awards uses Glassdoor’s review system to accumulate results, and the...

Jan 12, 2021
Shift Happens: When does an employee’s online behaviour outside the workplace cross the line?
Guy Saddy

You’re the owner of a private company. While perusing social media posts, you chance upon a photo of an employee clearly taken several years earlier. He’s smiling, beer in hand—and parading around in blackface. What do you do? Disclosure: I have...

Jan 12, 2021
The Innovators: Two Hat Security creates safe havens on the internet
Michael McCullough

Our Innovators series highlights just a few of the trailblazing companies that are helping move this province—and the world—forward in challenging times. Take the perennial threats of cyberbullying, terrorist recruitment and child pornography, layer in political polarization, mass protest and foreign...

Jan 8, 2021
The Innovators: MetaOptima Technology brings its skin cancer-fighting AI home
Michael McCullough

Our Innovators series highlights just a few of the trailblazing companies that are helping move this province—and the world—forward in challenging times When federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains announced the first projects to be funded under...

Jan 8, 2021
Young Guns: Ex-pro mountain biker Andrew Mitchell started an eco-friendly courier service
Nathan Caddell

It only took one incident to abruptly conclude Andrew Mitchell’s prolific athletic career. The four-time national downhill mountain biking champion was competing in California when he got thrown from his bike at 70 kilometres an hour, headfirst into a wall.

Jan 7, 2021
Revelstoke city councillor turns entrepreneur with accurate (positive and negative) test results
Nathan Caddell

Like many businesses, Jackie Rhind’s startup ran into some problems when COVID-19 struck North America. That might be where the similarities stop, though. Rhind had the idea to launch Ovry, a company specializing in affordable and sustainable pregnancy and ovulation test...

Jan 7, 2021
Goodbye to all that: 2020's hits and misses
By the Editors

Stretchiest Valuation Helped by the COVID-19-induced shift toward leisurewear, Lululemon Athletica blew past the benchmark for the highest market capitalization of any B.C.-based company this year. At US$45 billion ($59 billion) or so last time we checked, the purveyor of high-priced...

Jan 7, 2021
Vancity beats other Canadian banks and credit unions to net-zero pledge
By the Editors

It won’t happen overnight—not by a long shot—but Canada’s biggest community credit union is getting out of financing fossil fuels. Vancouver City Savings Credit Union just became the first bank or credit union in the country to commit to net-zero carbon emissions across its entire lending portfolio. Vancity plans to reach that goal by 2040, a decade ahead of the global target encouraged by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Jan 5, 2021
5 Questions: Thunderbird Entertainment CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron digs on a year like no other for the film industry
Nathan Caddell

Jennifer Twiner McCarron got her start in the film industry as an office production assistant at Rainmaker Entertainment (now Mainframe Studios). She worked her way up to that company’s vice-president of producton role before joining Atomic Cartoons (Thunderbird Entertainment’s Kids...

Jan 4, 2021
Kelowna animator Harley Knife wants to see more Indigenous representation in the industry
Nathan Caddell

For Harley Knife, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life was the easy part. That came at a young age, watching Sailor Moon on the couch. Pursuing a career in animation from a Saskatchewan reserve proved to be...

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