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Nov 29, 2019
Carry On: Hotel trends to watch for in 2020
Charlene Rooke

LAYOVER ALERT: OPUS VERSANTE Opus was one of the early boutique hotels, opening in Vancouver’s Yaletown in 2002. Next year it will open a sister property, Opus Hotel Versante, at Richmond’s International Trade Centre at Versante, a new business hub close to the airport and Bridgeport station—just down the Canada Line...

Nov 28, 2019
Arc’teryx opens “lifestyle” store
Michael McCullough

Performance clothing brands like the North Face and Canada Goose long ago noticed that more of their jackets could be spotted on the streets of big cities than above treeline. North Vancouver–based Arc’teryx Equipment decided to go with the flow by unveiling its first “lifestyle” concept store, at Burnaby’s Metropolis at...

Nov 28, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $ 7 million for Tommy Chong's joint in West Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 4488 Ross Crescent, West Vancouver Price: $6,999,000 Listing: R2420024 The skinny: Tommy Chong's four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,022-square-foot home in West Vancouver The bling: Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame is selling his place. It's quite a joint: $7,000,000 gets you four bedrooms, five bathrooms and as many bong rooms as you want. No need...

Nov 27, 2019
Igniting Innovation

BCBusiness + Innovate BC Innovate BC, the crown agency supporting the province’s thriving innovation sector, has awarded two B.C.-based research projects with a total of $448,000 through its Ignite Program. Ignite awards up to $300,000 to research projects that address an industry problem in the natural resource or applied sciences. Most compelling...

Nov 27, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Baby, your computer can drive my car
Matt O'Grady

This fall, we’re promised, ride-hailing will arrive in B.C. after many years of obstruction and obfuscation. In fact, you may even be reading this column right now from your mobile phone, seated in the back of a Lyft or Uber...

Nov 26, 2019
Nominate for the 2020 BCBusiness 30 Under 30

Entry deadline: January 15, 2020 The BCBusiness 30 Under 30 competition celebrates the province’s next generation of leaders: young entrepreneurs and innovators who are accomplished beyond their years. With your help, the sixth annual 30 Under 30 promises to continue a tradition of recognizing exceptional new business talents.

Nov 26, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: November 17 to 23
By the Editors

It’s not unusual for sales activity and prices to drop as we draw closer to the holiday season. This makes it a perfect time for buyers who are eager to find a deal. The most expensive home to sell last...

Nov 26, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 18 to 24
Munro’s Books

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

Nov 25, 2019
On Trend: Meal delivery services are bringing the heat
Felicity Stone

With online ordering and delivery of anything on the menu at eateries from coffee shops to pubs, a 2018 report from Swiss financial services giant UBS predicts that preparing food at home may be obsolete by 2030. A survey of 1,500 Canadians in May by Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab...

Nov 22, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Calling out the cabinet and transit gets real
Nathan Caddell

There are few things we enjoy more in this world than an ironclad, bulletproof excuse. So the imminent transit shutdown facing commuters (all transit services will halt on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Vancouver, pending a resolution to the strike) presents...

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