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Jun 1, 2007
Workplace Harassment: Mob Mentality
Vicki O’Brien

In the space of a year, Sheila went from being on the A-list at work to being isolated, singled out for criticism and branded as “trouble.” Like most targets of workplace bullying, the 45-year-old university instructor did not immediately realize she was facing a concerted campaign of emotional abuse by her superiors, women she once trusted and considered friends and mentors.

Jun 1, 2007
Small Business, Big Lessons
Peter Severinson

The blue chips grab headlines, but it’s the small and medium-sized businesses that make B.C.’s economy buzz. Compared to the rest of the country (per capita), B.C. has the fastest-growing small business sector and the second-largest number of small businesses.

Jun 1, 2007
David Mowat: Gored
Andrew Findlay

I’m sitting in the executive reception at Vancity’s corporate headquarters on the corner of Main and First, waiting for CEO Dave Mowat. On the streets below, commuters shuffle along sloppy sidewalks after a surprise late-February-morning snowfall. On the coffee table in front of me, a fresh copy of the National...

Jun 1, 2007
Comox Valley Agriculture: La nouvelle Provence
Ryan Stuart

Often it’s said that men personify their vehicles, and the three professionals standing in a fallow field near the Oyster River on Vancouver Island definitely do. Lifelong farmer Patrick Evans’s truck is littered with leftover hay, mud covers the sides and there’s the distinct aroma of cow manure.

May 1, 2007
Climate of Change
Andrew Findlay

When David Wayne, manager of Stanley Park’s Brockton Oval, turned out the lights and slipped into bed beside his wife on the evening of December 14, nothing could have prepared him for the fury that would awaken them in the inky darkness of the following morning.

May 1, 2007
Paul Nijjer
Jessica Werb

Where did you pick up those groovy pants? They were made by Joe Anthony at Anthony’s Custom Tailors in White Rock. He specializes in suits but he makes golf pants for me. These were about $700. There are three little holsters on the right side where you can put golf...

May 1, 2007
Battling the Workplace Bully
Perry Zavitz

A recent BCBusiness story on workplace bullying (“Bad boss, bad boss,” Dec. ’06) clearly hit a nerve. We received an overwhelming response from readers, revealing an ugly undercurrent beneath the facade of today’s high-performance workplace.

May 1, 2007
David Hahn: Play It as It Lays
Gary Manson

It’s a chilly but dry spring day and we have just teed off on the seventh hole at the Victoria Golf Club, home course of British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.’s head honcho. The seventh is the club’s signature hole, a...

May 1, 2007
Youth Golfing: Green Teens
Ian MacNeill

According to a Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) study released last year, there are six million swinging Canadians, a national participation rate of better than one in five. What’s more, Canadians are spending almost $13 billion a year on the...

May 1, 2007
Virtual Economy: Get A Second Life
Kevin Chong

In a world that exists only on computer screens, virtual consumers (controlled by real people seated at computer desks) teleport to malls and window-shop along virtual high streets for goods ranging from ball gowns to hovercraft. With a simple wiggle and click of a mouse, visitors enter these shops, browse around and, often, purchase the wares on display.

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