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Aug 2, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $11.5 million for a high-up hothouse in Vancouver's West End
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2501-1020 Harwood Street, Vancouver Price: $11,500,000 Listing: R2274555 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,623-square-foot penthouse in Vancouver’s West End The bling: Well, for starters, it’s a penthouse. If you’re going to live big and fat and also be in a condo, you absolutely must have a PH...

Aug 2, 2018
Two advertising pros weigh in on B.C.’s latest efforts to sell itself to the world
Nick Rockel

When the province’s tourism marketer unveiled a revamp of its long-running promotional campaignin 2014, the latest incarnation of the storied Super, Natural British Columbia brand faced high expectations. “It wasn’t so much a reinvention as a reinvigoration,” says Marsha Walden...

Aug 1, 2018
B.C. hotel industry's biggest beef is short-term rental operations
Felicity Stone

Travellers love short-term lodging like Airbnb—the U.S.-based company has more than 18,000 hosts in B.C. alone. Members of the hotel industry? Not so much. Ingrid Jarrett, GM and VP business development of the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, explains why. What started...

Aug 1, 2018
Recharge your mind with sleep
Wellness Matters

The human mind is abuzz with thoughts all day, from experiencing a wide spectrum of emotions and the multitasking required in both work and family to the distraction from media and electronic devices. “Our mind produces electrical and chemical activity in the brain,” says Catherine Roscoe Barr, BSc. in neuroscience, wellness...

Jul 31, 2018
Tourism businesses run by B.C.’s First Nations have grown into a $700-million industry—with some bumps along the road
Nathan Caddell

It’s been just over 20 years since official efforts to ignite Indigenous tourism in B.C. started in earnest. In 1997, Indigenous Tourism BC (ItBC)—called the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia until this year—started out as a non-profit tasked with...

Jul 31, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of July 23 to 29
Munro’s Books

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

Jul 30, 2018
A year early, Uber and Lyft are already battling over Vancouver
Nathan Caddell

For British Columbians, ride-sharing is the future—literally. The provincial government has forbidden companies like Uber and Lyft from applying to serve B.C. cities until September 2019. The bottom line: customers probably won’t be able to enjoy their services until the end of next year. But that hasn’t...

Jul 30, 2018
As B.C.’s economy booms, hospitality staff are in short supply
Felicity Stone

If you’re greeted by a concierge with an Irish lilt when checking into a B.C. hotel, it may be thanks to Christine Willow. Last spring, Willow, partner at Chemistry Consulting Group and GT Hiring Solutions in Victoria, visited Irish colleges on behalf of BC Hotel...

Jul 27, 2018
BCB Weekly Roundup: Back to business for Trevor Linden
Nathan Caddell

Each week, BCBusiness gives you an update on some of the stories turning heads across the province. Like a major sports franchise booting one of the most recognizable names in the province, here’s what had our attention this week.

Jul 27, 2018
The BCBusiness 2018 Tourism Status Report
Nick Rockel

Our snapshot of the province’s tourism industry asks how it’s doing in five areas: accommodation, Indigenous options, labour supply, branding and environmental stewardship. So far, so good, but challenges lie ahead

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