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May 5, 2020
Opinion: How to attempt “business as usual” in a pandemic
Laurie Schultz

These are turbulent times for businesses, and with Canada facing a historic economic downturn, there are no companies that won’t feel the impact of COVID-19. So how can we effectively drive decision-making in a completely foreign landscape? While there’s no...

May 4, 2020
The ultimate not-boring household item home workout
Alyssa Hirose

Jeremy and Tara Martin, co-owners of Vancouver-based gym Loaded Athletics, have come up with a home workout that puts other routines to shame: not only will this circuit keep you fit, it will also remind you when you’re running low...

May 4, 2020
Property Watch: COVID-19 has clobbered real estate sales in B.C., but will it push prices lower?
Steve Saretsky

After getting off to a hot start for 2020, the Vancouver housing market took it on the nose from the COVID-19 pandemic. This black swan event derailed optimism for what should have been a brisk spring. Suddenly, sales ground to...

May 4, 2020
Meal Ticket: Despite obvious impediments, China remains an increasingly important destination for B.C. food products
Nicole Bergot-Browning

This article was originally published in our April issue, and was written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. During my recent visit to a bustling mall in downtown Shanghai, one small, red-and-white-themed shop stood out, and the items it hawked...

May 1, 2020
15 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Free hotel rooms, car-share zooms and much more
Darian Kovacs

Heading into May, many of us are cautiously optimistic that social distancing has slowed the spread of COVID-19 across B.C. Although we still have a long way to go before life returns to normal, we can take comfort in knowing that our efforts haven’t been in vain. As we keep working together...

Apr 30, 2020
A message from the editor-in-chief
Nick Rockel

On behalf of the BCBusiness team, I hope that you, your family and your business are staying well during this uncertain time. You might be expecting to see the May issue of BCBusiness arrive in the mail or at the newsstand, so I wanted to give you an update on the...

Apr 30, 2020
On Trend: 3D printing is hot off the presses in B.C.
Nathan Caddell

British Columbians are just starting to explore the many uses for 3D printing, but they’ve had the service at their fingertips for some time. 3DSmith Studios in downtown Vancouver and Burnaby’s Forge Labs opened their doors in 2016. Both places...

Apr 30, 2020
Responsible Investment Strategy: It Takes Two

BCBusiness + Island Savings Canadians increasingly want their investments to deliver social good and financial returns. Building a winning responsible investment (RI) portfolio can be more complex than conventional investing, so careful investigation is required to ensure your desired portfolio meets the litmus test of your ethics. “Before picking a responsible investment...

Apr 29, 2020
B.C. startups unhappy with government response to COVID-19 pandemic: survey
By the Editors

Starting a business is a tough endeavour, even in a picture-perfect economic climate. So it’s more than understandable that early-stage companies in B.C. and across the country are having a hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while federal and...

Apr 29, 2020
COVID-19 forces the B.C. restaurant industry to adapt to a new economic reality
Nick Rockel

Weekend evenings remain busy for Romer’s, which has two locations in Vancouver and one in Port Moody. Like many of its peers since the COVID-19 pandemic forced restaurants to close their dining rooms, the small burger-focused group now relies on takeout and delivery...

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