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Dec 1, 2008
Trouble Microbrewing
Susan Hollis

Few inventions have withstood the test of time as well as beer. Sipped by ancient pharaohs and Sumerian rulers over 6,000 years ago, the concoction has survived the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, Industrial Revolution and Prohibition. Many things go into beer’s complex creation, including malt, water and yeast, but it...

Dec 1, 2008
Michael Ainsworth
Peter Severinson

One month after the Ainsworth family was forced out of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. by shareholders, Michael Ainsworth found himself a new job. Once a vice-president listed among B.C.’s best-paid executives, he’s now selling gadgets to fire departments as the new CEO of Ara Safety. But to hear him talk...

Dec 1, 2008
Cactus Restaurants Ltd.
BCBusiness D.B.

Number of Employees: 2,000 Head Office: Vancouver “Cactus is a B.C. business and is growing like crazy. The opportunity to gain great experience is right here!” Restaurants under the Cactus banner have a reputation for their young and enthusiastic staff, and it’s easy to see why. With 20 restaurants in B.C.

Dec 1, 2008
Hey, big spender
by Bill Good

Michael Audain is part of a revolution In the Saanich bungalow where Polygon Homes Ltd. chair Michael Audain lived as a child, there was no art on the walls, only hunting trophies and family photos. But when he was 14 years old, Audain had an experience that would shape the...

Dec 1, 2008
Gift Cards: Money for Nothing
Steve Burgess

Said Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all.” On the topic of gift cards, he had nothing. “Thus Christmas doth make morons of us all,” would be good. Or there’s always the one about a fool and his money. I recently bought a digital camera at London...

Dec 1, 2008
Next Level Games Inc.
BCBusiness D.B.

Number of Employees: 114 Head Office: Vancouver "Creating a personal development plan here isn’t about figuring out what work you’re going to do over the year – it’s actually about you personally” Before Next Level moved offices in early fall this year, every employee was given an opportunity to make suggestions...

Dec 1, 2008
How Developer Robert Fung Is Remaking Gastown
David Jordan

One man is doing more than any other to remake the face of Vancouver's Gastown – and his name is Robert Fung. On a bright September morning, developer Robert Fung steps out of the temporary Water Street entrance to the Salient Group’s Gastown offices. A cement mixer parked flush against...

Dec 1, 2008
Travelling to Galway, Ireland
John Lee

I’m zigzagging along Galway’s darkened, rain-slicked High Street, battling a winter gale that’s slapping at my face like the back end of a feisty wet fish. It’s only mid-afternoon, but the roiling grey tempest has drained Weather Wet. Perfect cozy pub weather, with temperatures averaging eight degrees Celsius.Can’t MissAran Islands. Take...

Dec 1, 2008
Gift Cards: Money for Nothing
Steve Burgess

Said Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all.” On the topic of gift cards, he had nothing. “Thus Christmas doth make morons of us all,” would be good. Or there’s always the one about a fool and his money. I recently bought a digital camera at London Drugs.

Dec 1, 2008
Culture: Scalawags, Holly Cole & the Nutcracker
J Bucher

Music Christmas with Holly Cole: When Holly Cole – best known for her chewy phrasing, especially on the 1993 remake of “I Can See Clearly Now” – takes the stage for her Victoria yuletide show, the results will be as refreshingly strange as a Bond villainess in a feel-good Christmas film. Cole, whose biography lauds the sexy, provocative and dangerous character of her voice, sings a raft of old-time seasonal classics under the watchful eye of conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia. December...

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