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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...

Mar 1, 2008
How to Stop Corporate Leaks
Jessica Werb

Handling sensitive company information is a challenge, especially in the well-connected world of social media. Whether they occur in your laundry room or your company, leaks are a messy business. And when they strike, they can take months or even years of painstaking work with them down the drain. When it comes to keeping a secret, here’s how to build a solid plug and avoid being left covered in sludge. Be a little paranoid

Mar 1, 2008
Genetrack Biolabs: When Labs Attack
Peter Severinson

Genetrack Biolabs Inc. got a lesson in the scary rules of retail after the Vancouver-based genetic-testing lab released its first consumer product. The lab analyzes DNA for such clients as the Canadian court system and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Its commercial software, a Facebook-like social-networking service focused on genetics, recently became a consumer hit. Then things got nasty.

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