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Dec 1, 2006
Handle with Care
Yolanda Brooks

The drab industrial landscape of Mitchell Island in Richmond is the last place you’d expect to find occupational nirvana, but here, within the walls of new 250,000-square-foot plant, you’ll find more contented workers than anywhere else in B.C. Scheduler Carrie Dawson first arrived at GLBC as a pregnant temp in...

Dec 1, 2006
Aritzia: A Leg Up
Katya Holloway

A leggy blonde emerges from a change room, gazing into the three-way mirror at her pin-up model reflection. Wearing nothing but a knitted sweater pulled down over her hips and a pair of tan cowboy boots, she hinges over at the waist, perking her bottom toward the ceiling as her long hair sweeps toward the floor.

Dec 1, 2006
Inside the Men’s Room
Rafe Mair

Before I became a member of the Vancouver Club, I would sometimes go there for lunch as my dad’s guest. I didn’t know whether to laugh or tremble at the atmosphere: it made a mausoleum look exciting by comparison. My father put me up for membership in 1964, but when...

Dec 1, 2006
Nanotech: Think Small
Ryan Stuart

The powder is so fine that Burgess needs extremely high-powered microscopes and special equipment, labs and expertise just to see and work with it. Each speck is so small it is measured in nanometres: one-billionths of a metre. The material Mettech is working on is considered a nanopowder, and it’s...

Dec 1, 2006
Lukas Lundin
David Jordan

Fresh from a Toronto dinner with Bill Clinton, where he reportedly donated a cool $10 million to the former president’s crusade against AIDS and poverty, Swedish mining magnate Lukas Lundin recently touched down at his Vancouver office.

Dec 1, 2006
Norco Bikes: No Sweat
Ian MacNeill

As perverse as it is to admit, I’m less interested in company president Jim Harman’s corner office than the mobile desk occupied by product tester Ryan Leech. Since I love bicycles, I jump at the chance to chase my dream...

Dec 1, 2006
How to be Politically Correct
Jessica Werb

Ah, winter. The most wonderful time of year, when eggnog and pastries fill the lunch room, popcorn garlands hang on office cubicles and HR departments start ventilating over who’s going to be offended next. Given B.C.’s steadfast allegiance to political...

Dec 1, 2006
Best Companies to Work for in B.C. 2006
BCBusiness D.B.

It’s no secret that B.C. is in the midst of a labour shortage, with skilled workers in demand across virtually every sector of the province. Now, more than ever, keeping staff happy is a crucial part of doing business. But...

Dec 1, 2006
Boomtown Sports Inc.: Cutting Edge
Ryan Stuart

After 11 years in the ski retail business, Dale Arsenault knew if he wanted to be on the cutting edge and sell any Boomtown Sports Inc. skis made at the company’s Kootenay plant, he had to be at demo days.

Dec 1, 2006
Carl Roy: Perceptronix Medical Inc.
Jessica Werb

Call it a mid-life crisis or a courageous leap of faith. In September, at 51, Carl Roy, president and CEO of Providence Health Care since May 2001, ended his 25-year career in the public health sector (before Providence he was president of Edmonton’s Caritas Health Group, as well as president and CEO of Sudbury General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury) to take on the leadership of Perceptronix.

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