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Oct 15, 2009
The Ringmasters
Peter Severinson


Next February’s Olympics will be the biggest logistical challenge that B.C. has ever faced. Meet some of the key players who are 
keeping traffic flowing, people working 
and products flying off store shelves. The torch relay that will bring the Olympic...

Oct 14, 2009
Culture: VIFF, the Miracle Worker & Scott McFarland
BCBusiness D.B.

In Art Scott McFarland The highly composed photographs of Scott McFarland are part of what’s become known as Vancouver’s “thing” in the contemporary art world: documentary photography. The scene launched with NE Thing Co. Ltd. back in the late ’60s and gained...

Oct 14, 2009
October Wine: Joie's Noble Blend
Jim Hoggan/Alexandra Barrow

Contemplating JoieFarm’s leading wine, the 2008 vintage of A Noble Blend, you can’t help wondering whether it was wise for a seven-year-old operation to be claiming nobility – aristocratic status. Certainly Joie’s magnum bottle looks “noble,” at least by the...

Oct 14, 2009
What's Love Got to Do With It?
David Jordan

Not much, according to serial entrepreneur Brian Harris, who explains why he bought Russell Breweries. To call Brian Harris restless would be an understatement. The 65-year-old native of Calgary first moved to Ontario, then Australia and South Africa before settling in Vancouver. And along the way he was involved in a handful of tech startups, including the company that would become Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and EFTech Ltd., an electronic funds transfer company in Australia.

Oct 9, 2009
Video: Ryan Beedie's Acceptance Speech
BCBusiness D.B.

For best viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. Ryan Beedie, president of real estate developer The Beedie Group, is the Pacific Region overall winner of the BCBusiness 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year award. Beedie was chosen from among the...

Oct 9, 2009
Video: Interview with Brad Miller
BCBusiness D.B.

For best viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. IMW Industries Ltd. CEO Brad Miller is winner of the BCBusiness 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the cleantech category. As Colleen Kimmett writes in her October 2009 profile, Miller...

Oct 9, 2009
Video: Interview with Mark Omelaniec
BCBusiness D.B.

For best viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. Mark Omelaniec, president of Langley Concrete Group, is the winner of the BCBusiness 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the real estate and construction category. As Peter Mitham writes in...

Oct 9, 2009
Video: Interview with Ryan Beedie
BCBusiness D.B.

Ryan Beedie, president of real estate developer the Beedie Group, is the overall BCBusiness 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year. As Jessica Werb writes in her October 2009 profile, Ryan Beedie, since taking over the day-to-day running of his father's company in...

Oct 9, 2009
The Ghost World of Immigration Consulting
Erin Millar

A young Malaysian woman named Fedelia sounds nervous as she asks for advice over the phone. She’s about to finish a one-year culinary college program, she explains to an immigration consultant we’ll call Li-Yan, and her student visa will expire the day after she graduates. She doesn’t want to leave Canada but her application for a post-graduation work permit was just rejected.


Oct 9, 2009
The 2009 Runners Up
Maged Sedky

Family Business CEO, ABC Recycling Ltd. What began as a scrap-peddling business in 1912 has since passed through the hands of four generations of the Yochlowitz family. David Yochlowitz took over as CEO in 2000, having already spent 12 years with ABC. He overcame the challenges that were dogging the company when he joined by returning to the values that his grandparents had instilled in their children and business. “Everything we do has a long-term outlook,” says Yochlowitz, “and everything we do...

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