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Apr 1, 2007
Stephen O'Keefe, Stand-up Guy
Jessica Werb

Everybody knows me as a crazy guy who’ll do anything: Ironman marathons, bungee jumping or even taking part in a rodeo. Stand-up comedy – especially for a deaf guy – is right up there with jumping off a bridge or wrestling a wild steer.

Apr 1, 2007
Greg McDougall: Float King
Kerry Banks

Greg McDougall is running late, delayed by a traffic jam in downtown Vancouver. The 50-year-old president of Harbour Air Ltd. isn’t happy about it. “I don’t like the city much,” he grumbles, wheeling his black Toyota truck toward his Richmond headquarters on Sea Island near the Vancouver International Airport’s south terminal. Crowds, gridlock and the urban rattle and hum are all things that McDougall could live without.

Apr 1, 2007
Slideshow: The Lost City
BCBusiness D.B.

Enamoured with high-rise living and glossy downtown lifestyles, Vancouver politicians and city planners have neglected the city’s industrial needs for years in favour of condo development and live-work space. Developers are aggressively assembling land and flipping property to create sites for future townhouses, while prostitutes, drug addicts and squatters infiltrate...

Apr 1, 2007
Business Life: When the Thrill is Gone
Tony Wanless

Deciding when to cash in your chips and walk away from the great poker game that is business used to be called retirement, but in the modern world where people can have five or more careers in a lifetime, it’s...

Apr 1, 2007
Industrial Vancouver: The Lost City
Ross Howard

Squat concrete- block warehouses secured with razor-wire fences and steel-mesh windows stretch off into the morning light. Many appear deserted, with dust on windows and doorsills, garbage in the alley. In the doorway of one of several shabby houses, some dishevelled men gather to deal in drugs.

Apr 1, 2007
Economic Growing Pains
Jason Chiu

The really zealous ones will quote the media and echo something to the effect that “controlled inflation” and “modest interest rates” are “driving forces behind our robust economy.” Inevitably, someone will allude to the proliferation of towering cranes that are...

Apr 1, 2007
Netcasting Services Inc: Dot Com 2.0
David Jordan

Touring the Burnaby operations of Interactive Netcasting Services Inc. (Insinc) is like sifting through a dot-com archeological dig. At the core of the former warehouse is a massive server barn built during the heyday of the Internet boom in the late 1990s.

Mar 1, 2007
How to Stay in Business When Disaster Strikes
Jessica Werb

Back it up After B.C.’s December windstorms, local disaster-recovery consultants were swamped with calls from hysterical workers who had lost critical info after power and server outages. The lesson here: back up your files. If you’re a small company, you can simply burn important documents onto a CD or DVD. (Just...

Mar 1, 2007
Bull Market: Taking Stock
BCBusiness D.B.

Has the bull market run its course? Does the recent tax legislation mean it’s time to dump income trusts? Investors enter this RRSP season with more than the usual dose of nerves as they ponder their investment options. For advice, BCBusiness met with two experts who spend their days making...

Mar 1, 2007
Faye Wightman: Philanthropic Commandant
BCBusiness D.B.

The 58-year-old president and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation comes by her talent naturally, thanks to a long career in the helping professions. Originally trained as a nurse, she ran the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for 14 years and spent...

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