What's New on BCBusiness - Page 667

Jun 26, 2009
The Keynote Speech: Cassie Campbell
BCBusiness Yip

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. Seventeen-time gold medalist Cassie Campbell delivered the keynote address at the BCBusiness Top 100 Companies in B.C. gala, held Thursday, June 25th, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Campbell impressed...

Jun 26, 2009
B.C's Top 100 Companies: The Listmaker Speaks
Peter Mitham

A letter from Peter Mitham, the man who does the painstaking work of compiling the BCBusiness Top 100 lists. It’s 2pm and the strains of Bruce Springsteen’s “Badlands” are flowing through my earbuds as I plough through another column of data, the words somehow appropriate as I collate submissions for companies seeking to rank among the Top 100 in the province: Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king And a king ain't satisfied...

Jun 25, 2009
The Construction Sector: What Goes Up...
Peter Mitham

Construction jobs may have swollen the province’s employment rolls when times were good, but when global financiers Lehman Brothers and others began collapsing last September, the shock waves shook the B.C. construction sector. The subprime mortgage crisis of 2007 had...

Jun 25, 2009
The Sun Also Rises
Peter Mitham

Green tech makes a move into the top corporate ranks. Touted as the next sector to attract the interest of investors, green and environment-friendly technology is already making its presence felt on the list of B.C.’s top companies. While wind energy companies pull together the resources needed for the massive investments planned for the province’s north coast, the foundation laid by Ballard Power Systems Inc. is bearing fruit in a host of small-scale successors.

Jun 25, 2009
Conspicuous Consumption
Peter Mitham

Those attending the industry gala at the Pacific Agriculture Show in Abbotsford last February might have missed B.C. Agriculture Minister Ron Cantelon’s passing remark that agriculture is a stabilizing force in difficult economic times. A casual, well-meaning comment that in...

Jun 25, 2009
Before the Storm
Peter Mitham

The glory that was: that’s how this year’s list of the Top 100 companies could look in the midst of the current recession. Unemployment in B.C. today sits at 7.4 per cent, construction activity continues to languish and layoffs hit...

Jun 25, 2009
Hot and Not: 2009 Top 100 in B.C.
BCBusiness Yip

As the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. (And then – gulp – the interpretation of statistics.) While it’s impossible to say too much about the financial health of these corporations, it’s fun to see who has made the biggest leaps and tumbles in the past year. There...

Jun 25, 2009
But How Big Is Big?
BCBusiness Yip

Less Than a Day The aggregate revenues of the BCBusiness Top 100 companies for 2008 was $126 billion, or approximately 18 hours, 11 minutes, and 24 seconds of global economic activity. Not Even a Foursome With aggregate revenues of $126 billion, B.C.'s Top 100 come in at just more than the net worth...

Jun 25, 2009
Video: Eight Great Moments in Gambling
BCBusiness D.B.

Gambling can take many forms, and there have been many instances in history in which very brave or very foolish people have pushed their chips forward and said, "All in." For your viewing pleasure, here are a few fine examples caught on video. Strange, but we couldn't find any of Napoleon's military campaigns on YouTube. . . .

Jun 25, 2009
Leaders of the Pack
Jessica Werb

Hang on to your hats: last year was a rollercoaster, and the ride's not over yet. This was the kind of year no company wants to live through again. See how the great recession hit B.C.'s biggest companies. Who did well? Who the best? BCBusiness ranks the Top 100 Companies...

Copyright © Canada Wide Media Limited. All Rights Reserved
230, 4321 Still Creek Drive Burnaby, B.C. V5C 6S7, 604-299-7311
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy