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Feb 1, 2009
Undercover Lover
Steven Schelling

We've just pulled clear of February, that dark heart of wintry gloom, when leaden, soggy West Coast skies are at their most lifeless. But how do you spark romance in a torrential downpour, when tearful resignation is more appropriate? And where, pray tell, is the sexy in a hibernal uniform...

Feb 1, 2009
Taste of Romance
Jim Hoggan/Alison McLaughlin

Jim Hoggan's Wine Pick If Shakespeare truly believed that “music be the food of love,” he mustn’t have known good chocolate. Chocolate is the number one confection in this season of love – and the best gift. Cheaper than diamonds and more sensual than roses, it also goes better with wine.

Feb 1, 2009
Life in a Northern Town
Andrew Findlay

Once in a while, someone literally crashes into a business opportunity. That’s what happened to Tom Teichroeb when he glanced a rock cut with his blade while grading road on the outskirts of Vanderhoof. In the process, an exquisite rock...

Feb 1, 2009
Giant Among Men
David Jordan

The Toigo family’s business empire spans restaurants, meat processing plants and a string of commercial real estate properties. But it seems only fitting that Ron Toigo chooses to meet me at his box in the Pacific Coliseum, home of the Vancouver Giants, the junior hockey league franchise owned by his...

Feb 1, 2009
Test of Medals
Bob Rennie

The date is July 1, 2010. You’re standing on the Southeast False Creek section of Vancouver’s seawall at the Olympic Village, directly across from Plaza of Nations where, only 24 years ago, you celebrated the 1986 World’s Fair under covered roof. Soon the entire Plaza will be torn down, replaced...

Feb 1, 2009
What's Your Indispensable Luxury?
BCBusiness D.B.

MURRAY TEVLIN (l) Executive legal counsel, TevlinGleadle Employment Law Strategies “I have two immoderate comforts. One is the pleasure of at least two really fine cups of coffee every day; the other is a high-quality university education for my children. Do I have to choose? Well, hopefully some of the...

Feb 1, 2009
David Lynn, President and CEO, Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
J Bucher

How long were you at Saputo? I started at Dairyland in 1990, and it was bought by Saputo in 2001, so I was with the company for 18 years in total. I’d been living in Montreal for just over four years. Is it any change, going from milk to juice? We have a...

Feb 1, 2009
Blowing Your Top
Alison McLaughlin

Hair Cadets, Blo Bros and Pink Wig Girls: my conversation with Judy and Devon Brooks is awash with the playful marketing language that has come to define their fledgling venture. The mother-daughter founders of Blo Blow Dry Bar Inc. hair salons are confident that even women who surrender their full-service...

Jan 28, 2009
Taste of Romance
Jim Hoggan/Alison McLaughlin

Jim Hoggan's Wine Pick If Shakespeare truly believed that “music be the food of love,” he mustn’t have known good chocolate. Chocolate is the number one confection in this season of love – and the best gift. Cheaper than diamonds and more sensual than roses, it also goes better with...

Jan 28, 2009
Recession Like a Fox
Peter Severinson

I've been trawling my brains recently for something new and interesting to say on the topic of our Current Economic Difficulties. We've been treading through a bog of bad news for months now, and coming up with something novel to add to the mire is kind of tough. Then it...

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