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Oct 6, 2020
Pioneering social entrepreneurs’ group with B.C. roots turns 25
By the Editors

What do B.C., Alberta and California have in common? No, that isn’t a joke. The answer is Social Venture Institute (SVI), which describes itself as a network of business leaders who are dedicated to making a positive social and environmental impact.

Oct 6, 2020
What can bosses do to keep workplace culture strong during COVID?
Nathan Caddell

Right before the world shut down, BCBusiness held its inaugural Business of Good Awards, seeking to honour organizations that turn the social principles of responsibility into action. Garth Taylor took the stage that night to receive the Workplace Wellness award...

Oct 6, 2020
Restaurants Canada calls on B.C.’s next government to get cooking
By the Editors

What’s on the menu? A lot for B.C.’s political parties to chew on, it seems. Restaurants Canada, a nonprofit association representing foodservice workers across the country, has fittingly released a menu of the items it wants to see the next B.C.

Oct 2, 2020
Best B.C. beers in swing ridings: Chilliwack has loads of promise on and off the ballot
Nathan Caddell

October is BC Craft Beer Month. There’s also an election coming up, if you haven’t heard. Because politics and beer actually mix very well, we’ll be analyzing the top three brews in ridings across the province up until the October 24...

Oct 2, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Debate preparation and a good week for Vancouver tech
Nathan Caddell

The first U.S. presidential debate was a massive tire fire inside a dumpster fire inside a burning building. We’re not even trying to be funny; that’s really the most adequate description we can come up with. But it made us think...

Oct 2, 2020
B.C. crypto exchange volunteers to be regulated, setting precedent
Michael McCullough

Cryptocurrency’s days as a haven for scoundrels may be numbered. This week the parent company of Vancouver-based online exchange Netcoins, BIGG Digital Assets, applied for registration from the B.C. Securities Commission—an invitation for government oversight of the sector, which has hitherto been tainted by get-rich-quick schemes, fraud and money laundering. “It’s fairly...

Oct 1, 2020
Campbell River tech competition offers up to $300,000 in prizes
By the Editors

Innovators, wherever you are, Campbell River wants to hear from you. The coastal Vancouver Island city just launched NexStream 2.0, its second annual tech competition, which will award up to $300,000 in prizes. A partnership with the Campbell River Area Angel Group (CRAAG), the contest is taking applications that address challenges in four categories: Health and Emergency Preparedness, Sustainable Resource Management, Food Security and Wildcard...

Sep 30, 2020
Facebook advertising and policy Hail Marys: Two former political strategists analyze what a digital campaign means for B.C.
Nathan Caddell

B.C.’s upcoming provincial election promises to be like no other. For one, it’s going to be a pretty quick campaign, with just over a month from when Premier John Horgan called the contest (September 21) and when it’ll actually take...

Sep 29, 2020
Want to get main streets back up and running? Start with good data
Nick Rockel

From Victoria to St. John’s, COVID-19 has made life difficult for main streets across the country. Cities need to give struggling retail and commercial businesses a helping hand. But to make the right decisions when it comes to economic recovery, Andy Yan says, they also need good data. To that end, Yan helped create the Main Street Data Primer: A Resource for Policymakers, Main Street Stakeholders and Urban Researchers...

Sep 29, 2020
B.C. charities face increasing demand, erosion of funds in wake of COVID-19
Nathan Caddell

Richard Pass likes to say that “serious illness doesn’t care that there’s a pandemic.” What was already a sometimes difficult job as chief executive of nonprofit Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon has gotten much tougher. The organization, which relies on donations...

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