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Aug 19, 2020
Back to Basics

BCBusiness + 34F Design In the 1960s, a new style of office design debuted to accommodate a desire for increased flexibility and social interaction. The new interior design concept, known as burolanschaft, incorporated plants and other decorations into the office landscape...

Aug 18, 2020
JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits’ Maple Ridge location unionizes—could it start a trend?
Nathan Caddell

A Maple Ridge liquor store has reportedly become the first B.C. retail outlet to unionize during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy-five percent of the staff at JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits’ Maple Ridge location voted to join the Burnaby-based Service Employees International Union...

Aug 18, 2020
After Hours: Three things to do in B.C. in August 2020
By the Editors

When it comes to distance-friendly activities, kayakers are way ahead of the game. Pro and recreational paddlers, surfskiers and even skateboarders can register for Deep Cove Kayak’s Virtual Tuesday Night Race series and compete from anywhere (as long as the...

Aug 17, 2020
5 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Beirut relief brews, shoreline cleanup crews and more
Darian Kovacs

With the start of school pushed back and a spike COVID-19 cases throughout the province, it’s important to stay vigilant and cautious as we all move forward. And don’t forget to support local businesses, which are doing their part to keep the economy going while also lending a hand to the less fortunate...

Aug 14, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: 80 cases and heartbreak
Nathan Caddell

Well, our leaders have gone past the “being disappointed” stage when it comes to B.C. and COVID-19 cases. With the pandemic now hitting around 80 announced new cases per day, the province is dealing with a rather rude awakening. Of course, one...

Aug 14, 2020
Pot Shots: How legal cannabis hits different in Canada and the U.S.
Guy Saddy

When it comes to cannabis, Canadians sometimes think we’re the starship Enterprise—exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and so on. We were the first G7 country to go all-in for legalizing the demon weed on a national basis...

Aug 13, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Joey Shithead cleans up his act
Nathan Caddell

We’ll start with the obvious: calling Joe Keithley a Weekend Warrior might be a tad reductive. After all, the front man for iconic punk rock band D.O.A. has been playing about 70 (often sold-out) shows a year for the past...

Aug 13, 2020
B.C. residential real estate market heats up for summer
By the Editors

As many other sectors of the B.C. economy suffer, the residential property market keeps rebounding from its COVID-19 slump. The province saw 10,090 residential unit sales in July, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports, a 26.6-percent jump over the...

Aug 13, 2020
Room to Move at G&F Financial Group
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + G&F Financial Group G&F Financial Group has reached an important milestone that will shape its working future, and it did so in the face of great odds. Imagine spending countless hours developing a new, open concept workspace that would showcase...

Aug 11, 2020
Young Guns: Caroline Bertrand founded Borderline Bodysuits off the side of her Shopify desk
Nathan Caddell

Some entrepreneurs create ideas; some ideas create entrepreneurs. In Caroline Bertrand’s case, it’s too early to tell, but her first endeavour seems to fall firmly in the latter category. Even at a young age, as a gymnast growing up in...

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