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Mar 16, 2023
Footwear brand SOLE steps up its sustainability game by collecting 130 million corks for insoles
Rushmila Rahman

It’s not often that you find someone who loves the company that they work for as much as Paul Maugan-Brown. As the content manager for Vancouver-founded insole and footwear brand SOLE, he not only helps create sustainable products but also uses...

Mar 14, 2023
Pacific Trader: How Ero Copper quietly doubled in value
Michael McCullough

The stock: Among the vaunted “critical minerals” required to effect the global energy transition away from fossil fuels, copper stands out. First, the world already produces and consumes a lot of it, enough that it’s known as “Dr. Copper” for...

Mar 14, 2023
Vancouver's Beaumont Studios launches GoFundMe campaign to keep the show running
Rushmila Rahman

Arts venues around the world are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, and Vancouver is no safe haven. The loss of cherished creative hubs is a stark reminder of how fragile any city’s creative ecosystem can be, especially...

Mar 14, 2023
BC Cancer Foundation CEO Sarah Roth talks raising money in tough times
Nathan Caddell

Sarah Roth is no stranger to the tragedy that is losing a family member. Before she even knew her biological father, he was killed by a drunk driver while riding a bicycle in Ireland. Her American mother (they met while...

Mar 13, 2023
Growing Careers at KPU's Melville School of Business
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Melville School of Business For more than 40 years, students have been coming to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to kick start careers and reach long-term, higher career goals. In 2020, Marwan Abdul Rahman was looking to leverage his background in engineering toward a new career in business and global trade. But first...

Mar 12, 2023
Sanctuary AI deploys "the world's first human-like robot" at a Mark's store in Langley
Rushmila Rahman

Bringing up artificial intelligence is always a great way to divide the room. While some people love its transformative capabilities in terms of efficiency, decision making and opportunities for growth, others are spooked by its risks to jobs, privacy, security...

Mar 10, 2023
Big Fat Deal: $6.9 million to rock out on Bowen Island
Nathan Caddell

Address: 431 Josephine Drive, Bowen Island Price: $6.9 million Listing: R2735808 The skinny: Three-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,734 square foot house on 5.1 acres of land on Bowen Island The bling: Contrary to what you might think, the head of Bowen Island isn’t actually the mayor. That title belongs to...

Mar 9, 2023
UBC is spicing up its campus (and the local agri-food industry) with a new food processing plant
Rushmila Rahman

It seems like every time you turn around, there's another construction site popping up on UBC’s Vancouver campus. No doubt current (and former) students would agree that it’s hard to picture the university grounds without any cranes or bulldozers. But hey, it's all...

Mar 9, 2023
Vancouver-based Zenhub announces $10 million funding round, expansion of product line
Nathan Caddell

In spinoff terms, Zenhub is a lot more Frasier than Joey. The Vancouver-based company was spun out of local innovation studio Axiom Zen in 2014 to help developers with collaboration and project management in the internet hosting service GitHub. At first...

Mar 8, 2023
25 local companies make Natural Products Canada's list of 100 bio-based "game changers"
Rushmila Rahman

It's not an easy task to evaluate the major players in Canada’s competitive bio-based industry. Which companies are doing the most? Where are they from? Who are the people driving the sector’s creativity? Thankfully, national bio-based innovation supporter Natural Products...

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