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Sep 1, 2006
False Creek, Dubai
Trevor Brody

In a globalized world, goods move, capital flows, people travel, but cities stay put. Streets and buildings and seawalls are the ultimate fixed assets, each set on the map, locked into its own particular site. Or so I thought. Now...

Sep 1, 2006
Bob Elton: President and CEO, BC Hydro
David Jordan

BC Hydro has taken a lot of flak in recent years for failing to move quickly enough in a rapidly shifting energy market increasingly shaped by deregulation and privatization. No new major electricity generation projects have come online in B.C.

Sep 1, 2006
Workplace Relationships: Work it, Well
Vicki O’Brien

Like most office romances, it began innocently enough when Max hired Fran to work on his sales team. “It wasn’t an immediate attraction,” says the former sales manager of a Vancouver-based telecommunications firm, who now works as a consultant. “Fran...

Sep 1, 2006
B.C. Corporate Tours: Big Incentive
Peter Mitham

With its skiing in the morning and golfing in the afternoon, B.C. has lots of big incentives for corporate tour groups. But is the industry willing to ante up the marketing dollars needed to capture a piece of the growing international incentive-travel market?

Sep 1, 2006
Self-Employed Mothers: Mompreneurs
Lisa Will and Tracey von Dehn

It seems every time you open a newspaper there’s another story about a mom starting her own business. The press, and the moms themselves, have glamorized these incredible “mompreneurs” for starting great businesses. They’ve led us to believe these businesses...

Aug 1, 2006
Health Care Privitization: Wealth Care
Claudia Cornwall

Tom Koch, 57, is a Vancouver-based ethicist and the author of a score of books about medical and journalistic issues of a moral nature. He describes himself as a democratic socialist. And when it comes to B.C.’s health-care system, he...

Aug 1, 2006
B.C.'s Recreational Real Estate: Quiet Stampede
Andrew Findlay

It’s Friday afternoon and a convoy of sparkling SUV's with Alberta plates, many of them towing trailers and powerboats, is squeezing through the ochre-coloured walls of Sinclair Canyon at the western portal of Kootenay National Park near Radium Hot Springs.

Aug 1, 2006
Privatized Senior Care: Old Money
Jessica Werb

With the continuing rise of the over 65 population in British Columbia and a concurrent rise in disposable income among the demographic, a new wave of privatized senior care is moving quickly across the lower mainland to complement the rise of 'old money'.

Aug 1, 2006
Jim Snetsinger: B.C.'s Chief Forester
David Jordan

Typically, the job is pretty, well, cut and dried. A team of scientists feed forestry data into computers; the computers generate projections decades into the future, and the chief forester signs off on a harvesting schedule that satisfies industry’s demand...

Aug 1, 2006
Hungry Predator Funds are Sizing up B.C.
Tony Wanless

Once upon a time, the standard business process was to build a private business and when it reached a certain size, take it public on the stock market. If you performed well, your company thrived. Now hungry predator funds are sizing up B.C. businesses.

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