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Oct 9, 2007
Golden Boy
by Katya Holloway

Lukas Lundin greets me with a boyish grin as I step into his glass office 21 floors above downtown Vancouver. A flicker of his youthful, almost mischievous personality pierces through an intense facade as he sits back in his chair...

Oct 7, 2007
Grub Slingers - Slideshow
BCBusiness D.B.

DEVON BRADLEYAge: 18Job title: part-time dishwasher at White Spot in Vancouver (Cardero Street); part-time line cook at the Westminster Club in New WestminsterSalary range: $8$12/hr.Duties: preparing foods at various stations including deep-fry, saut, ent OWEN KNOWLTON Age: 33Job title: wine director at West Restaurant in VancouverSalary range: $50,000$60,000 a yearDuties: tasting...

Oct 7, 2007
B.C.'s Labour Shortage: Grub Slingers
Valerie McTavish

These newbies to the workforce used to fuel the food-services industry as grub slingers. Today there are plenty of opportunities for work that doesn’t involve hot oil vats with fry buzzers sounding, causing a labour shortage in B.C. of food service workers.

Oct 7, 2007
Private Parking: Strathcona Provincial Park
Ryan Stuart

John Caton is a rainforest cowboy. Instead of the usual West Coast uniform of Gore-tex, fleece and Merrells, Cowboy Caton, as his friends call him, wears a white Stetson, white dress shirt, Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots. The GM of...

Oct 1, 2007
Wade Davis
David Jordan

Although he’s been known to chow down on termites, Wade Davis contents himself with a plain bagel and a cup of coffee when we meet at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel early one morning this past July. Click here to listen an audio clip of Wade Davis' interview.

Oct 1, 2007
Facebook and Business
Ian MacNeill

Keeping up with the Facebook may not be at the top of your to-do list, but your business could well depend on it. Companies across the globe are suddenly finding themselves with a presence on Facebook, where customers – not employees – are crafting their public image.  

Oct 1, 2007
Brace for a Hydro Shock
by John Calvert

While the B.C. government is extensively promoting the benefits of its “green” private power agenda, BC Hydro customers – including businesses across the province – should get ready for a major sticker shock in the coming years. The era of cheap, publicly owned hydro is rapidly coming to an end.

Oct 1, 2007
Tamara Vrooman
David Jordan

Public service is the only career Vrooman has ever known; she went directly from a master’s degree in history at the University of Victoria to a co-op position with the provincial government and never looked back. Her rise through the ranks included stops at the Ministry of Health and the...

Oct 1, 2007
Marc Baril: Score a Living
Jessica Werb

In an office filled with state-of-the-art speakers, mixing boards, computers and keyboards, the Quebec-raised Baril reminisces about his early twenties. He describes settling in Vancouver after an ill-advised jaunt to Australia and Thailand, where he fell victim to a scam that left him penniless. “I was 23,” he recalls. “I...

Oct 1, 2007
When to Let Go
Tony Wanless

In creativity methodology, there’s a brutal aphorism that describes part of the creative process. “Killing your babies” is the jettisoning of those favourite phrases that were the initial impetus for innovation but no longer serve their purpose. Sometimes organizations and...

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