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Oct 29, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: October 20 to 26
By the Editors

In Metro Vancouver, there are a handful of neighbourhoods that command ultra-high prices of $10 million and up. Kitsilano is one of them—last week, a single-family home sold for $15.5 million, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty on...

Oct 29, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Craig Richmond makes the economic case for accessibility and inclusivity
Matt O'Grady

Discrimination against persons with disabilities has been outlawed by Canada’s Human Rights Act since 1985. Over the past three decades, attitudes and laws have continued to progress—with a new British Columbia Accessibility Act, coming into effect this fall, enshrining the right to barrier-free...

Oct 28, 2019
Volunteerism

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott Catherine Miller, partner with Manning Elliott LLP, a mid-size CPA firm in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley, sits on the volunteer board of the Chambre de Commerce Francophone de Vancouver. She recently secured a door prize for the group’s gala event—airline tickets to anywhere in the...

Oct 25, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Basketball stars and a reason not to vote
Nathan Caddell

Did something happen last week? Maybe something that will collectively determine our future as a nation? Just kidding; we were there for all of it, including the fateful, final end that will really serve as more of a beginning to government infighting...

Oct 25, 2019
Pot Shots: Canada legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What's next?
Guy Saddy

A few months ago, Muse Cannabis opened its doors, becoming the first retail cannabis store on Vancouver’s South Granville strip. At the launch, customers milled about glass cases filled with pipes, pre-roll carriers, rolling kits and the sexlessly safe, warning-emblazoned plastic containers in which cannabis is sold. The space is...

Oct 25, 2019
Carry On: The value of Indigenous tourism
Charlene Rooke

FIRST MOVERS “Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries in B.C., and a key economic driver,” says Brenda Baptiste, chair of Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC). In 2017, it contributed more to provincial GDP than any other primary industry, according to Destination BC. A three-year ITBC study showed 33-percent growth in the number...

Oct 24, 2019
Have You Done an SEO Audit this Year?

BCBusiness + Marwick At least once a year, we have our car serviced to ensure it is running smoothly. Prior to purchasing a home, we get an inspection to avoid any possible costly repairs. However, many businesses forget to conduct routine...

Oct 24, 2019
For Succession Planning, Call a Specialist

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Family-owned and -run businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and James Pelmore, Partner with Foundation Wealth Partners, points out that 78 percent of them don’t have a succession plan. “As a result, a company will...

Oct 24, 2019
The Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park aren't for sale—but what if they were?
Steve Burgess

How much would you pay for the Lions Gate Bridge? Assuming, you know, you were in the market? Stanley Park, too. You’ll want to have a nice setting for your new toy. First, remember to examine the credentials of the sellers.

Oct 23, 2019
Owning your idea

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Great businesses are built on big ideas. Coming up with something new is only step one, however. As a partner and intellectual property lawyer at boutique IP firm Oyen Wiggs, Jennifer Marles understands the many pitfalls that...

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