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Feb 8, 2018
Fusing traditional industries with the latest technologies
Chris Hinton

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council How can companies in British Columbia’s most traditional industries like mining, forestry, and agriculture benefit from virtual reality and artificial intelligence – advanced technologies that can make companies more efficient and competitive on an international scale? Imagine a farmer seeing and treating a sick plant from a desktop...

Feb 8, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $22 million for Las Vegas in the heart of West Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2929 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver Price: $22,000,000.00 MLS: R2236952 The skinny: 10-bedroom,13-bathroom, 16,245-square-foot house on a 39,204-square-foot lot in West Vancouver. The bling: Time’s up and you’re leaving Las Vegas; now you can’t wander around taking business meetings in your bathrobe, all the...

Feb 8, 2018
A conversation with B.C. Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 years ago, Stewart Phillip first read Bobbi Lee Indian Rebel, an autobiography by Coast Salish writer Lee Maracle. Phillip, now president and grand chief of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), appreciated the insights contained...

Feb 7, 2018
What Alberta-related things should B.C. residents boycott?
Nathan Caddell

On February 6, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced that her province will boycott British Columbia wine due to the ongoing spat between the neighbouring jurisdictions over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Instead of continuing to discuss the matter in a reasonable way and settling it through the proper channels...

Feb 7, 2018
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from restaurants to retail (and more!)
Felicity Stone

Shop/ Residents of Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George and Vernon can now order groceries from Save-On-Foods online and choose where and when to pick them up. Personal shoppers assemble the order and load the groceries into the customer’s car at designated...

Feb 6, 2018
Second annual Pitch for the Purse competition enters final round
Nathan Caddell

Valerie Song enters an upstairs room at the Vancouver Club and eyes a pitcher of water. Filling a glass, she takes a massive swig. “I needed that,” Song gasps between gulps. “I’m also feeling…hungry.”No wonder. Less than an hour ago...

Feb 5, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of January 29 to February 4
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Feb 5, 2018
Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin resigns
By the Editors

Vancouver-based clothing manufacturer Lululemon Athletica Inc. has announced in a statement that CEO Laurent Potdevin has resigned effective immediately for falling short of the company’s standards of conduct. Potdevin took over from the previous chief executive, Christine Day, four years ago. Lululemon...

Feb 5, 2018
Winners and losers in the BC Liberal leadership race
Nathan Caddell

Andrew Wilkinson emerged as the surprise winner of the BC Liberal Party leadership, fighting off campaigns from former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, ex–finance minister Mike de Jong, onetime transportation minister Todd Stone, Vancouver-Langara MLA Michael Lee and former South Surrey–White Rock...

Feb 5, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Why the relentless pursuit of excellence matters
David MacLean

What do Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. have in common? George Blankenship, of course. Blankenship worked with both globally iconic brands as a senior executive. I recently had the pleasure of listening to him speak at our global leadership conference in San Diego. Blankenship had...

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