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Oct 1, 2021
Business of Good Awards Judging

Home Judging Criteria Enter How effective and forward-thinking is the campaign or initiative in question? Does it accurately cover the category for which it’s intended? Does this social responsibility effort take a comprehensive approach to addressing major issues facing our province? Is the company clearly committed to it from the top...

Sep 29, 2021
For B.C. universities and colleges, welcoming students back to the classroom comes with a few tests
Mohammed Hussain

This month marks the first time that postsecondary institutions in B.C. have opened their doors for in-person learning since the start of the pandemic. While many students and faculty members are excited to connect with each another in person, preparing...

Sep 29, 2021
Pacific Trader: Wheaton Precious Metals lets investors have their gold hedge and eat their income, too
Michael McCullough

The stock: When inflation looms and the markets look shaky, as they do now, many investors turn to gold as a hedge. Traditionally, there were two ways of investing in the metal. You could buy bullion, which then presents a...

Sep 28, 2021
The pandemic ignited an already strong medical equipment industry in B.C. But entering the sector remains tough
Ryan Stuart

At the height of the worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) last year, outdoor gear specialist Mustang Survival realized it could help. Mustang makes the majority of its flotation devices and waterproof clothing overseas. But the Burnaby-based company manufactures its...

Sep 28, 2021
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Canada’s first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30, 2021. The day is meant to honour the lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools, as well as their families and communities. For non-Indigenous folks, it’s a designated...

Sep 27, 2021
Famed B.C. architect Arthur Erickson created this landmark office building. Now it bears his name
By the Editors

At BCBusiness, we get invited to a lot of events. Until now, we couldn’t say we’d attended one that finished with a light show on the face of an architectural landmark. That was the scene last Thursday evening when a crowd...

Sep 24, 2021
Young Guns: Kicking around with Gary Chang, founder of Skye Footwear
Nathan Caddell

Leading a small, burgeoning company that sells luxury products is hardly economic high ground during a pandemic. But Gary Chang still considers himself one of the lucky ones. Because manufacturing was considered an essential service throughout COVID-19, Chang’s shoe business, Skye...

Sep 23, 2021
Shift Happens: For businesses, is risking cancellation worth the trouble?
Guy Saddy

As owner of a startup, you’ve decided to brand your venture after a historical figure with a storied past. Unfortunately, that story now includes new information demonstrating that your firm’s namesake was a virulent racist. A #boycott tag looms over...

Sep 22, 2021
How a Holocaust survivor became a B.C. business legend
Nick Rockel

Joe Gold often wonders what his life would have been like if the Holocaust had never happened. “I’d still be living in Europe with a massive family,” says the author of Two Pieces of Cloth: One Family’s Story of the...

Sep 21, 2021
Vancouver’s first zero-waste rescued food market opens October 1
Alyssa Hirose

How good food is for you tends to have an inverse relationship with how affordable it is (Case in point: the do-you-think-we’re-millionaires conversation I have with my partner every time he accidentally buys organic bananas.) It’s the same deal with...

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