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Oct 9, 2008
Digital Security: The Weakest Link
J Bucher

When the elite of the digital security world gathered at Vancouver’s CanSecWest conference earlier this year, the focal point was the geek equivalent of a bench-press competition: a computer hack-off called Pwn2Own (if you’re not hip to the lingo, “pwn” is Internet slang for “thump an opponent”). On a table...

Oct 9, 2008
Innovative Communities: Big Thinking in Small Places
Tony Wanless

There's a possible guide for B.C. communities devastated by changes in the resource economy in a New York Times article about the rebirth of Bellows Falls, Vermont, The “gritty river village” is, like many other towns, caught in a downward spiral of economic decline. But townspeople decided they wouldn't simply...

Oct 9, 2008
Naramata: A Lost Way of Life
BCBusiness Online

BCBusiness brings to you some images from north of Penticton, where there is a vine line between past and future. Just click on the image to start the slideshow. "On one level, Naramata’s disappearing fruit trees are a symptom of the community’s new-found prosperity, driven by the burgeoning wine industry...

Oct 9, 2008
Spotlight on Sex Work
BCBusiness Online

From the Canadian Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation: —Prostituted women are 60-120 times more likely to be murdered than the general public. (Research by Dr. John Lowman, Paul Dillon, "Life On The Streets in Dangerous," Surrey Leader, 17 May 1998) —Murders of prostitutes in Vancouver are rising: 1960-1977 1; 1978-1980...

Oct 9, 2008
B.C.'s Gas Reserves: Wells of Fortune
Don Whiteley

Calgary oilman Mike Graham remembers the summer of 2003 in B.C. Forest fires were consuming half the province and threatened the city of Kelowna; it was the worst forest fire season on record. The provincial government’s bill for fighting all the fires was nearly $400 million – more than double...

Oct 9, 2008
Red Light, Green Light: The Sex Industry in Vancouver
Peter Severinson

A peek inside the dark and light of a juggernaut industry in Vancouver: sex. Mia Bella is quite comfortable with the work she does. Other people are less so. One time last summer, she explains, she was out picking up some groceries at the Save-On-Foods near her home in Victoria when...

Oct 9, 2008
Francesco Aquilini and His Canucks Breakaway
Gary Mason

To truly grasp the wonderful improbability of the Aquilini family taking possession of Vancouver’s crown jewel – its NHL Canucks – you have to go for a ride. And it’s best to go for it with the Aquilini who has...

Oct 9, 2008
SFU Affordable Housing Project: Hunted House
Frances Bula

The townhouse where Paulo Horta, his wife Nadine Roth and their children, Gabriel and Rafael, live is a small piece of residential paradise. It is set amidst the forested part of Burnaby Mountain; the spires of tall evergreens soar above the roofline on one side of the 60-unit complex, called...

Oct 9, 2008
BC Wineries: Sour Grapes
Brennan Clarke

The once sleepy town of Naramata used to be B.C.’s fruit basket. But as orchards are torn up and replaced with vineyards and multimillion-dollar homes, residents wonder whether a way of living is being lost – and their proud history erased.

Oct 9, 2008
Joseph Segal: The One That Got Away
Myles Murchison

How many times are you going to rewind that moment? What you said. What they said. What you could have said. Maybe if you could just talk it out with someone who would understand, someone else who has lost, and lost big time. Maybe the retailer who lost The Bay or...

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