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Jul 1, 2008
The Down-Low on Herring Roe
Jessica Scharien

The crunchy eggs are exported primarily from Canada and Alaska with Japan as the primary market. The ingredient symbolizes fertility, family prosperity and luck and with historically low birth rates throughout the country of Japan, demand and cost for the delicacy are generally high. Head chef at Tojo’s Restaurant in Vancouver...

Jul 1, 2008
Power Play: B.C.'s Electricity Dilemma
Don Whiteley

The screaming, the booing, the loud cheers from the 850-plus crowd at every insult: that wasn’t the worst of it for Jako Krushnisky, president and CEO of Run of River Power Inc. “What was particularly repugnant was to have some guy’s six-year-old daughter coaxed to come up to the table and provide some work of art,” he said.

Jul 1, 2008
Celebrity Culinary: The Boulud Effect
Jessica Werb

The teasing canapés were followed by five courses, each paired with a wine, each building in intensity: ahi tuna sashimi, Queen Charlotte halibut, coquilles St. Jacques, young Quebec pork and a climax of mango-and-passion-fruit pavlova followed by milk chocolate praline napoleon. It was March 14, and, with this private media luncheon...

Jul 1, 2008
B.C. Fishing: Sink or Swim
Andrew Findlay

A brisk wind ripples the water of Comox Harbour, making the sailboat stays sing like a thousand wind chimes. Peter Watson is milling about on the deck of his turquoise-green fish-packer, Diligence, his wavy silver hair crowning a tanned face that has weathered a storm or two.

Jul 1, 2008
David Anderson: The Guardian
Peter Mitham

Double-digit decreases in revenues and income might be bad news for other businesses, but for WorkSafeBC – the government agency that handles workers compensation in the province – it signifies success. The past two years have been the best years...

Jul 1, 2008
Donald Lindsay: The Miner
Peter Mitham

A slump in commodity prices and dramatic shifts in exchange rates that put Canada’s dollar neck and neck with the U.S. currency for much of last year made for extraordinary circumstances in the mining sector, which has otherwise been enjoying booming demand for its products. “It was quite an unusual...

Jul 1, 2008
Richard Garneau: The Miller
Peter Mitham

Canada’s dollar was already well on its way north when Richard Garneau was appointed president and CEO of Catalyst Paper Corp. (CTL-T) in late March 2007. A veteran executive of major Quebec players including Donohue Inc., Finlay Forest Products and...

Jul 1, 2008
Dianne Doyle: The Caregiver
Peter Mitham

Generating revenues isn’t the focus of what Providence Health Care does; in fact, unlike most businesses, the more work it does, the less likely it is to be profitable. With the cost of providing health care rising, Providence is more...

Jul 1, 2008
Lindsay Gordon: The Banker
Peter Mitham

Ask Lindsay Gordon about his company’s performance in a year that’s not been kind to many financial institutions, and he points to Western Canada’s economic strength. “How a bank performs is a function of the economy in which it operates...

Jul 1, 2008
The Orient Express: B.C. Business in China
Lauren Kramer

With the construction of a $14.7-million B.C.-Canada House Pavilion underway in Beijing, several of B.C.’s trade associations are assembling their delegations and hoping to expand BC business in China, using the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a convenient springboard. “China is clearly an emerging market for us, and this is a very good opportunity to kick down a few doors and learn more about it,” says Pascal Spothelfer, president and CEO of the B.C. Technology Industry Association (BCTIA).

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