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Oct 2, 2006
Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications
BCBusiness D.B.

Talk about an industry at a crossroads. Only a decade ago, if you wanted to hook up your TV, you’d call the cable company. If you wanted phone service, you’d call the phone company. Today it’s like the Wild West: the fences are down and Rogers, Shaw, Bell and Telus are scrambling to stake their claims on our data-delivery dollars. Peter Bissonnette is at the centre of the fray.

Oct 2, 2006
Big Pharma: Selling Sickness
Katherine Gordon

From Paxil and Prozac to Ritalin and Viagra, Big Pharma is a multibillion-dollar global business. With a court battle that may result in Canada allowing drug companies to target ads directly at ¬consumers, how much of 'selling sickness' are we willing to swallow?

Oct 2, 2006
Judy Rogers: City of Vancouver Multitasker
David Jordan

When Police Chief Jamie Graham left a bullet-riddled shooting target on city manager Judy Rogers’s desk last July, she was concerned enough to take the issue to the mayor’s office, sparking a police board investigation. The board concluded the gesture...

Oct 2, 2006
Gateway Casinos: Winner Takes All
Jean Sorensen

For Gadhia, president of Gateway Casinos, B.C.'s second-largest casino company, the trip was also a homecoming; he left Tanzania as a 10-year-old boy and moved to Canada. "I wanted to give a sense of meaning to my return as well as contribute to my adopted country," he says. Not a conventional...

Oct 2, 2006
Hollywood North is Back
Katya Holloway

I’m standing over an operating table, looking down at a badly decomposed body. Its withered frame is sunken and appears to be melting into a pool of liquefied flesh. The hapless victim has been sucked dry by a vampire, and...

Sep 1, 2006
Asian Travel: Malaysian Malaise
John Lee

But as I prepare to throw myself at the door, the pilot’s clipped tones crackle overhead, announcing our descent into Kuala Lumpur. Triggering a scramble of activity from sleep-deprived passengers who’ve been in stasis too long – it’s like watching a cave full of uncoordinated grizzlies blundering out of hibernation...

Sep 1, 2006
BioLytical Labs: Star-studded Start-up
Jessica Werb

Where do you go for funding when you’re sitting on a biotech product that could help transform diagnostic procedures for one of the world’s most devastating viruses? When Richmond-based BioLytical Laboratories needed investors for its rapid HIV test, it looked...

Sep 1, 2006
Business Ethics Roundtable: Doing The Right Thing
BCBusiness D.B.

The phrase “business ethics” is like the word “sustainability.” Everyone agrees with the concept, but no one knows quite what it means or how it applies to day-to-day operations. BCBusiness sat down with a roundtable of experts to discuss the issue.

Sep 1, 2006
Canada's Softwood Lumber: Raw deal
Trevor Boddy

On August 16, 1812, U.S. General William Hull surrendered Fort Detroit, without firing a shot, to a much smaller force of British, Canadian and First Nations troops. It still stands as one of the most humiliating defeats in U.S. military...

Sep 1, 2006
How to Launch a Business... In Your Off-Hours
Jessica Werb

You’ve been harbouring fantasies of taking the leap and about to launch a business. Thing is, the idea of giving up the steady paycheque is making you hyperventilate. Relax. There’s no need to cut the office umbilical cord just yet. Here’s how you can get started in your off-hours.

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