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Dec 14, 2007
QLT's Age-Related Stock Disease
Tony Wanless

No doubt there's much weeping in the biotech community today after BC's most iconic biotech, QLT, announced that it might be put on the auction block as one of several options being considered by the company's management in an effort to boost its value, but age-related stock disease inevitable.

Dec 7, 2007
VEDC: The Bedroom Community Invades
Tony Wanless

According to a recent report from the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Vancouver is in danger of becoming a “bedroom community” to the suburbs, which is ironic when you think that the suburbs were called bedroom communities for Vancouver for so long.

Dec 7, 2007
Slideshow: 2007 Best Companies to Work For in B.C. Gala Pt. 1
BCBusiness D.B.

View a slideshow of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C Gala, held at the Fairmont Waterfront Centre on November 26, 2007. Here are the winners in the Best Companies with More than 100 Employees category. Click here to view the winners in the Top Companies with Fewer than...

Dec 7, 2007
Slideshow: 2007 Best Companies to Work For in B.C. Gala Pt. 2
BCBusiness D.B.

View a slideshow of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C Gala, held at the Fairmont Waterfront Centre on November 26, 2007. Here are the winners in the Best Companies with Fewer than 100 Employees category. Click here to view the winners in the Top Companies with More than...

Dec 1, 2007
What's the Best Way to Gift Employees at Christmas?
Susan Hollis

’Tis the season to be jolly, and if you’re an employer, that means ’tis the season to be generous. Deciding exactly how to gift your employees, however, can be tricky. A fine line separates a present and an insult, so...

Dec 1, 2007
Contemporary Business Planning: Going Long
Tony Wanless

Despite today’s emphasis on contemporary strategic planning, few businesses actually think 'go long term'. Bigger market-listed businesses focus on the quarter to keep their stock up; small businesses are notorious for believing long-term means anything beyond next month.

Dec 1, 2007
No Brainer: Boosting Mental Fitness
Vicki O’Brien

You might be able to Botox your wrinkles away, but there’s one part of your body that definitely can’t escape the ravages of time: your brain. Vicki O’Brien investigates the business of boosting mental fitness and explains why B.C. employers should be doing more to keep their stressed-out, aging workforce tuned in and turned on.

Dec 1, 2007
Dave Godfrey: Seed Money
Brennan Clarke

Dave Godfrey has won a Governor General’s Award for literature, started up numerous publishing houses and masterminded a couple of successful IT ventures. But nowadays the modern-day renaissance man is happiest when he’s traipsing through his organic vineyard.

Dec 1, 2007
Carbon Offsetting: Pardon My Emissions
Myles Murchison

Thus, according to EcoNeutral’s online “carbon calculator,” I am personally responsible for the emission of 5.61 tons of carbon dioxide – which, as Al Gore is quick to tell us, is a polluting greenhouse gas that’s causing our global climate to change. My 5.61 tons is at the low end of...

Dec 1, 2007
Tom Gaglardi: Mister Sandman
Rob Howatson

Tom Gaglardi does not recall his first flight aboard an airplane – he was only a year old – but everyone else in B.C. does. It was the flight that grounded his late grandfather’s legendary political career.

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