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Jan 1, 2008
Sixties-Style Start-Up: Non Traditional Baby Boomer Retirement Plans
Tony Wanless

Canada’s 10 million baby boomers are unlike any other generation before them. By far the most unique feature of this cohort now entering its 60s is that its members don’t really want to retire in the traditional way. For many...

Jan 1, 2008
Ian Joseph
Jessica Werb

This is a new job and career for you. Have you had to step up your business look? When I worked as an electrical engineer I rarely needed a suit. But when I started here after getting my MBA at SFU, this is basically what I started off wearing. Is this a...

Jan 1, 2008
How to Look More Successful
Jessica Werb

Like it or not, we live in a shallow world. When it comes to business, it’s those who look like a million bucks who get the bucks. After all, if you’re going to hand over a six-figure cheque, you want...

Jan 1, 2008
How to Build Your Own Airplane
Helena Zukowski

A quick-built model is for people who want to fly but have limited time. It is the most expensive option. Since most of the work is done, a quick-built can be finished in months (depending on how devoted the builder...

Jan 1, 2008
DIY in the Sky: Murphy Aircraft
Helena Zukowski

Darryl Murphy just wanted to fly planes. Instead, he built his own, and today heads Murphy Aircraft, one of Canada's most renowned kit-plane manufacturers. If you take a detour off Highway 1 onto Lickman Road, just west of Chilliwack, you’ll see a large grey building near a dead-end street with a small sign on the door modestly identifying it as Murphy Aircraft. Inside, the eponymous Darryl Murphy, 56, dressed in a T-shirt and worn jeans and sporting a 1950s crew cut,

Jan 1, 2008
Retail Landscape: On location
By Alison Appelbe

“It made a huge difference – better street traffic,” says owner Sharman King of the relocation from 1181 Davie, near Bute Street, to 1051 Davie, closer to Burrard Street. King attributes the lack of bookstore traffic at 1181 Davie to the open sale of illegal drugs at the intersection of Davie...

Jan 1, 2008
Storefront Survival: B.C. Retail in the Era of the Big Box Store
By Alison Appelbe

Shopping in Vancouver is undergoing tectonic change. Can B.C neighbourhood retail survive in the era of the big box store? It’s a summer day in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove, and a merchants’ association event is in full swing. On Gallant Avenue, a lemonade stand does a brisk business while kids paint up a storm at an art-supply station. An entertainer performs tricks, sings songs and hands out balloons for the crowd. These street-front festivities are being financed by nearby LaLa Home...

Jan 1, 2008
B.C. Ski Industry: Great Expansions
By Ryan Stuart

A new resort, expansions and proposed new ski hills: here’s what’s coming down the pipe in B.C.’s expanding ski industry. The new guy Revelstoke Mountain Resort The idea of expanding the one-lift Powder Springs Ski Area into a world-class resort was at least 20 years old when Toronto investors Hunter Milborne...

Jan 1, 2008
B.C. Ski Resorts Haven't Hung up Their Poles
By Ryan Stuart

What are they thinking at Ken Fowler Enterprises? In September 2006, the St. Catharines, Ontario-based private-equity firm bought Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ltd., including the small ski hill south of Invermere, from the Wilder family, and they aren’t planning on turning it into the next Whistler. While most ski-hill conglomerates...

Jan 1, 2008
Loan Rangers: CPLA Pulls in the Reigns on Payday-Loan Lending Laws
Brennan Clarke

It may be true that crime doesn’t pay. However, stretching the letter of the law to its very limits certainly has proven profitable for Canada’s payday lending industry over the past decade. Since migrating north from the U.S. in the...

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