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May 1, 2008
First Nations and Business: A New Deal
Lana Okerlund

Irving knew that BCTC, a Crown corporation, had a legal duty to consult First Nations groups about the potential impacts of its 10-year, $5.1-billion capital expansion plan; several recent landmark court cases about aboriginal rights and title had made this...

May 1, 2008
Golf Resort Roundup
Peter Severinson

Nine major developers are using top-grade golf courses to sell top-dollar homes. Bear Mountain Resort Developer: Len Barrie Location: Victoria Golf course: Two 7,000-yard courses designed by Jack Nicklaus Membership cost: $35,000 plus $375 in monthly dues Real estate: 1,112 house lots, 220 townhouses, 1,997 condos Real-estate cost: House lots, $260,000 to $1.7 million; townhouses, $700,000 to $1.6 million; condos, $189,000 to $1.8 million Course opens: The first course opened in 2003; the second opens in 2009...

May 1, 2008
Dick Zokol Builds His Dream at Sagebrush
Robert Thompson

Sitting in the clubhouse locker-room at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in 1992, Richard Zokol listened intently as former Masters champ Ben Crenshaw talked about a course he was creating on a rural tract of sandy land in remote Nebraska: the newly opened Sand Hills Golf Club. Zokol, only weeks...

May 1, 2008
Turning The Page in B.C. Book Publishing
Peter Wilson

Scott McIntyre, Vancouver’s legendary book publisher, says the tough times in his trade tend to fade quickly into memory – particularly after what he describes as a “fabulous” 2007. That’s the reason he can look back at the ups and...

May 1, 2008
The Closer: John Reynolds
by Jon Ferry

The way former Conservative Party of Canada leader John Reynolds tells it, he was 27, living in Vancouver, married with three kids and vying to become the youngest-ever Canadian manager for Ethicon Sutures Ltd., a subsidiary of U.S. pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. He was explaining to some of the...

May 1, 2008
10 Business Tips Everyone Should Know
Vicki O’Brien

How many times have you inwardly seethed while a colleague glibly speaks up at a meeting, passing off your brilliant idea as her own? Or felt that inner alarm bell jangle when your boss spells out a plan that you know is doomed to failure? They don’t teach you how to...

May 1, 2008
Tom Albanese: Man of The North
Tony Wanless

As a youth, Tom Alban­ese fled a small industrial New Jersey town for Alaska. Albanese, now 50, is the first American CEO of the venerable London-based mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (RTP-N), which last year took over Alcan Inc. in a $38-billion deal. He went to university in Fairbanks, Alaska, for degrees in mineral economics and mining engineering.

May 1, 2008
The King's Seamstress
Brennan Clarke

The 4½-by-nine-metre section of a half-finished rumpus room is dominated by a huge plywood cutting table scattered with pincushions, button trays, oversized scissors and other tools of the tailoring trade. Three industrial-grade sewing machines and a Europro steam press occupy...

May 1, 2008
Web-friendly Fraud
Peter Severinson

When Theo Wong and a friend wanted to meet more people around Vancouver who shared their love of talking stocks, they simply logged on to their preferred social-networking website and set something up. Hardly earth-shattering stuff: these days, it takes mere minutes to find dozens of investment discussion groups in B.C. using such sites as Craigslist, Facebook or Meetup. But yawn-inspiring as most of the groups may seem, market regulators sense danger.

May 1, 2008
Seeing Green: Clean Energy in B.C.
Jeannine Mitchell

It’s well into Sunday afternoon by the time Jonathan Rhone finally gets a spare minute to take a media call. These are hectic days for the president and CEO of Vancouver-based Nexterra Energy Corp. – a “clean-tech” firm (as environmental-technology...

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