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Oct 10, 2008
Video: The EOY nominees
by BCBusiness Online

Brian Hill President and CEO, Aritzia LP John & Lottie Davis AG Hair Cosmetics Davis Yung Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. Ron McNeil & Ivan Harmatny Lower Mainland Steel Ross Beaty Pan American Silver Corp. Brian Hill's acceptance speech Interview with Brian Hill Clarence Louis Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corp. Kevin Ham Reinvent...

Oct 10, 2008
Video: Interview with Robert Lee
by BCBusiness Online

Robert Lee, the founder and president of the Prospero Group, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The UBC graduate co-founded Wall Financial Corp. in 1966 before setting off on his own to found the Prospero Group in 1979. In 1987 he founded UBC...

Oct 10, 2008
Brian Hill's acceptance speech
BCBusiness Online

Brian Hill, the president and CEO of Aritzia LP, is the BCBusiness Entrepreneur of the Year for 2008. Hill has been aligned with the fashion retail business since birth. The son of Jim Hill, who started (and still runs) Hills of Kerrisdale, Brian spent his youth sorting hangers, washing windows and absorbing his dad’s business tutelage. By the time he reached university, he had a clear grasp of the retail world, but that didn’t prevent him from being kicked out...

Oct 9, 2008
Digital Security: The Weakest Link
J Bucher

When the elite of the digital security world gathered at Vancouver’s CanSecWest conference earlier this year, the focal point was the geek equivalent of a bench-press competition: a computer hack-off called Pwn2Own (if you’re not hip to the lingo, “pwn” is Internet slang for “thump an opponent”). On a table...

Oct 9, 2008
Innovative Communities: Big Thinking in Small Places
Tony Wanless

There's a possible guide for B.C. communities devastated by changes in the resource economy in a New York Times article about the rebirth of Bellows Falls, Vermont, The “gritty river village” is, like many other towns, caught in a downward spiral of economic decline. But townspeople decided they wouldn't simply...

Oct 9, 2008
Naramata: A Lost Way of Life
BCBusiness Online

BCBusiness brings to you some images from north of Penticton, where there is a vine line between past and future. Just click on the image to start the slideshow. "On one level, Naramata’s disappearing fruit trees are a symptom of the community’s new-found prosperity, driven by the burgeoning wine industry...

Oct 9, 2008
Spotlight on Sex Work
BCBusiness Online

From the Canadian Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation: —Prostituted women are 60-120 times more likely to be murdered than the general public. (Research by Dr. John Lowman, Paul Dillon, "Life On The Streets in Dangerous," Surrey Leader, 17 May 1998) —Murders of prostitutes in Vancouver are rising: 1960-1977 1; 1978-1980...

Oct 9, 2008
B.C.'s Gas Reserves: Wells of Fortune
Don Whiteley

Calgary oilman Mike Graham remembers the summer of 2003 in B.C. Forest fires were consuming half the province and threatened the city of Kelowna; it was the worst forest fire season on record. The provincial government’s bill for fighting all the fires was nearly $400 million – more than double...

Oct 9, 2008
Red Light, Green Light: The Sex Industry in Vancouver
Peter Severinson

A peek inside the dark and light of a juggernaut industry in Vancouver: sex. Mia Bella is quite comfortable with the work she does. Other people are less so. One time last summer, she explains, she was out picking up some groceries at the Save-On-Foods near her home in Victoria when...

Oct 9, 2008
Francesco Aquilini and His Canucks Breakaway
Gary Mason

To truly grasp the wonderful improbability of the Aquilini family taking possession of Vancouver’s crown jewel – its NHL Canucks – you have to go for a ride. And it’s best to go for it with the Aquilini who has...

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