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Sep 1, 2007
Dianne Watts: Surrey's Saviour
David Jordan

“I came kicking and screaming into politics,” says Dianne Watts with a laugh, referring to leaving her career as an architectural consultant to join city council in 1996. “Going from the business world to politics is a quantum leap, and...

Sep 1, 2007
Sue Paish
David Jordan

When Sue Paish left the top spot at one of the city’s biggest law firms to head a national chain of pharmacies, it was a bit of a shocker. But then again, Paish has never been one to play it by the book.

Sep 1, 2007
Cap-and-Trade: Tax That Tree
Michael Barkusky

“Cap-and-trade” permitting schemes and taxes on greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are widely recognized as key to addressing climate change, because they establish a visible price for emissions. But the prospect of new taxes or new regulatory limits will seem a depressing backward step to many in the private sector.

Aug 12, 2007
Vancouver Innovation: Comfortably Numb
Tony Wanless

While it's a good idea that I encourage, one observation I’ll make is that many of the ideas I’ve seen so far weren't really very innovative. Sure, some did familiar things in different ways, but there didn't seem to be many breakthrough visions. Nobody I’ve met was really breaking any...

Aug 5, 2007
Club Penguin Sold to Disney for Big Bucks
Tony Wanless

The trio get $350 million in cash, $350 million in future payments, making a payday for each in the neighbourhood of $115 million. The three will also join Disney as senior execs responsible for the popular (700,000 subscribers, paying from $6 to $58 a year) online Antarctic world in which...

Aug 1, 2007
Conflict Oil: Risky Business
Peter Severinson

This desert-covered land in northeast Africa has been fractured by warring tribal militias for 16 years. But if all goes well, Vancouver-based Canmex Minerals Corp. will be trucking a drilling rig through the countryside looking for oil deposits sometime next year, according to Schmitt, the company’s president and CEO. “Obviously...

Aug 1, 2007
Cumberland: Hometown Showdown
Andrew Findlay

“I was the first one to put up a sign like this. I wanted everyone to see it as they drove into town,” she explains as a trickle of traffic rolls past on Cumberland Road. Cumberland was once a town...

Aug 1, 2007
Vancouver's Clouded Vision
Ross Howard

Eight years ago, Muzyka arrived in Vancouver to take command of the business school at UBC. Muzyka, recruited from the prestigious INSEAD business school in France, intended great things for the Sauder School of Business and its hometown, Vancouver. Admittedly...

Aug 1, 2007
Brian Day: Day in Your Life
Gary Mason

Brian Day moved to Vancouver thinking he’d only stay for a year. Thirty years later, the smart working-class kid from Liverpool has become the chief dissenter in Canadian medicine. It’s been a tough journey so far, and there are more fights ahead.

Aug 1, 2007
Beekeeping: A Good Buzz
Jessica Werb

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