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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

Aug 1, 2007
Lynda Brown: Digital Pioneer
David Jordan

If at times you feel as though the whole world has been reduced to bits and bytes, you’re not far off the mark. Certainly our daily communications – ranging from personal conversations to community forums to mass media – have...

Aug 1, 2007
Geoff Plant
David Jordan

Often at the centre of media scrums outside the Victoria legislature during his tenure as Attorney General from 2001 to 2005, Geoff Plant stepped down from the public podium when he chose to return to private law practice in 2005.

Aug 1, 2007
Hastings Racetrack: Let it Ride
Kevin Chong

For sheer excitement and drama, nothing beats Hastings racetrack. And getting in on the action with a horse of your own can cost as little as a few hundred dollars a month (if you’re willing to share). But be warned; you could get trampled.

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