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Sep 12, 2017
How Vancouver property developers cash in on community gardens
Kerry Gold

At the corner of Alma Street and West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, a long-standing vacant lot that was once a gas station has recently become a 24,000-square-foot garden brimming with vegetables, fruit and flowers. Neighbourhood gardeners who make use of its...

Sep 12, 2017
Vancouver suburbs see steady supply of new homes
By BCBusiness

Vancouver builders kept up a brisk pace in August as housing starts stayed above historical averages last month, according to the latest report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. However, much of the activity remains outside the downtown core, with multi-family units...

Sep 11, 2017
3 Okanagan wineries to be bought by Andrew Peller Ltd.
Felicity Stone

Ontario-headquartered Andrew Peller Ltd. has signed agreements to acquire 100 per cent of Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and a letter of intent to buy 100 per cent of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, for a combined price...

Sep 11, 2017
Top 100 2017: How a Seattle transplant made his mark on TransLink
Jacob Parry

Armed with a pack of M&M’s and a wall-mounted transit map, Kevin Desmond is ready to embark on a virtual tour of the Lower Mainland. As he moves through Richmond, the TransLink CEO sees a Canada Line expansion southward. On...

Sep 8, 2017
HSBC Canada Sevens tournament returns to Vancouver
By BCBusiness

Hockey isn’t the only rough-and-tumble sport that Vancouver loves. On March 10 and 11, 2018, the city will host its third annual HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament at BC Place stadium. The event, which features 16 of the world's best...

Sep 8, 2017
Why should your next company car be a hybrid?

Need a gift basket sent to a friend? OK. How about a bottle of wine? No problem. Tires? You bet. “You name it, we deliver it,” says John Coupar, president of Novex Delivery Solutions. The Richmond-based courier service has goods on the go down pat, with a fleet of almost 100 vehicles zipping around the...

Sep 8, 2017
With help from real estate, British Columbians still Canada's wealthiest
By BCBusiness

Here’s a comforting thought to take you into the fall: Canadians are wealthier than ever. That good news comes from BCBusiness research partner Environics Analytics, based on findings from the newest release of the marketing and analytical services firm’s WealthScapes...

Sep 8, 2017
Top 100 2017: How Avigilon Corp. rose from a fledgling security camera outfit to B.C.’s fourth-largest tech company by revenue
Jacob Parry

Alexander Fernandes takes issue with the proverb that you can learn from your mistakes. “I don’t see that as wisdom,” says the 48-year-old founder and CEO of Avigilon Corp. His preferred alternative: “Don’t make the same mistake twice.” With an...

Sep 8, 2017
UBC goes to the head of the class in concussion testing
By BCBusiness

HeadCheck Health Inc., a Vancouver company started by UBC School of Kinesiology student and BCBusiness 30 Under 30 winner Harrison Brown along with UBC MBA graduate Kerry Costello, is helping the B.C. Hockey League diagnose concussions. During the season, all...

Sep 7, 2017
Top 100 2017: Swell of support brings record year for BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Matt O'Grady

The moment that Teri Nicholas’s six years as president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has been building toward is almost here. On October 29, the first children will enter the Teck Acute Care Centre: a 640,000-square-foot, eight-storey facility...

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