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Mar 1, 2008
Sarah Morgan-Silvester: Port of Call
David Jordan

In a casual floor-length skirt and quilted vest, Sarah Morgan-Silvester is the picture of West Coast casual. Her unlined face framed by a simple bob, the youthful 48-year-old greets a visitor to her spacious waterfront office with a relaxed smile.

Mar 1, 2008
Help Wanted: B.C. Employers Reach Out to Foreign Workers
Brennan Clarke

At first glance, it seemed like a quick and easy fix for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s labour crunch. Faced with a staffing shortage of alarming proportions last fall, management at the five-star resort hotel launched an effort to import 80 temporary workers from the Philippines. The two-step process – a labour...

Mar 1, 2008
How a Gulf Island almost became home to B.C.'s first LNG plant
Ryan Stuart

Back in 2008, long before LNG became a soundbite, a few companies began quietly scouting locations for the province's first liquified natural gas plant. Here's the story of the plant that almost ended up in the Gulf Islands

Mar 1, 2008
Bob Rennie's Long Walk Home
Monte Paulsen

A walk through Vancouver with the King of Condos, Bob Rennie. Bob Rennie is standing on Richards Street. He has a white Starbucks cup in one hand and a BlackBerry in the other. The index finger of the bony hand wrapped around the paper cup is ticking like a metronome, pointing briefly to a lot across the street, then back to the aging house before us. “There were two old houses there,” Rennie says. “My aunt used to own one of those:...

Mar 1, 2008
Round Table: Industrial Revolution
BCBusiness D.B.

As Vancouver’s unrelenting real-estate story continues to hog headlines, now is a good time to step back, take a breath and ask a few big questions. How exactly did we get into this prolonged hot market? Where is it taking us? What are the consequences for B.C.’s economy? With the...

Mar 1, 2008
Putting the Eco in Economy
By Bryan Gallagher

After spending three years and $18,000 on my bachelor of business administration degree at SFU, I’ve only discussed a green economy for a total of one hour. I’m appalled. Canadian schools continue to teach that poisoned waters, fouled air, decimated...

Mar 1, 2008
Mastering Small Business: If You're Not Growing, You're Dying
Tony Wanless

Service businesses are typically feast or famine, and that’s especially true among the more creative services. But that hasn’t stopped thousands of dreamy entrepreneurs from leaping into their own businesses based on a particular skill or expertise. Unfortunately, many of these businesses are condemned to remain tiny and immature, unable to...

Mar 1, 2008
Migrations and Mortgages: Winging It
As told to Jessica Werb

I grew up in England, and at the age of 11 or 12 I joined a group in Hertfordshire to do bird banding. That’s where you catch birds using nets and attach numbered aluminum bands to their legs. The band allows each bird to be identified for the rest of...

Mar 1, 2008
Mossadiq Umedaly: The New Guy at BC Hydro
David Jordan

Mossadiq Umedaly, former CEO of Xantrex Technology, saw an exciting challenge at BC Hydro and an opportunity to make a difference. When Mossadiq Umedaly stepped down as CEO of Xantrex Technology Inc. in 2003, it was a safe bet that he didn’t have golf on his mind. Having built a hospital in Pakistan, worked side-by-side with Firoz Rasul to get Ballard Power Systems Inc. off the ground and then guided Xantrex from start-up to the eve of a $67-million IPO, he would be...

Mar 1, 2008
Karimah Es Sabar
BCBusiness D.B.

Is this your regular look?This is how I dress for work. So you keep it looking professional.I’m very formal; I’m classic conservative. It’s what I’m most comfortable in. I like straight classical clothes, and I like a lot of accessories. I love jewellery and nice foulards, scarves, bags and shoes and...

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