Jan 27, 2021
Kelowna’s Candice Loring is on a mission to advance Indigenous businesses and communities

After graduating from UBC Okanagan with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in psychology, Candice Loring spent some time working in finance in West Kelowna before she went back to school. Well, kinda. Loring switched career paths to...

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Jan 27, 2021
Discrimination in the mining business is real, but there’s good news, too. Just ask these four industry veterans
Nick Rockel

Moderator Kendra Johnston didn’t mince words when she kicked off a recent panel discussion. Johnston, president and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration, explained that she looked for midcareer geologists and mining engineers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds to...

Jan 26, 2021
The Innovators: Addy Technology aims to drop the barriers to investing in real estate
Nathan Caddell

Who says you need big bucks to play the housing market? Formerly Imby, Vancouver-based Addy Technology Corp. aims to bring real estate investment to the masses, making it possible to get in on residential properties for as little as $1.

Jan 25, 2021
After a strong finish to 2020, what’s in store for B.C.’s M&A market?
Nick Rockel

Despite the pandemic, the second half of 2020 turned out to be a busy time for mergers and acquisitions involving B.C. businesses. For some insight into how things unfolded last year and what 2021 might hold, we talked to Enoch Chang, a Vancouver-based partner with Fasken who specializes in M&A and corporate and commercial law...

Jan 25, 2021
The BCBusiness Podcast

Our podcast series brings you in-depth interviews with decision makers, innovators and thinkers from the world of business After a Strong Finish to 2020, What's in Store for British Columbia's M&A Market in 2021? Enoch Chang, a Vancouver-based partner and mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Fasken, chats with BCBusiness editor-in-chief Nick Rockel...

Jan 22, 2021
Sue Paish, Shahrzad Rafati and Tamara Vrooman unveil their hopes for B.C.'s regional development agency
Nathan Caddell

Before the holiday break, federal Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly announced the creation of a regional economic development agency focused squarely on B.C. Though few details have been released, Joly did say that she would be...

Jan 22, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: A growing legion of “upcyclers” is turning trash into treasure
Matt O'Grady

Recycling, as an exercise in sustainability, has always been fraught. It’s been almost 40 years since the introduction of Canada’s first municipal recycling program, and yet much of what is produced as packaging, consumer or industrial goods still doesn’t get...

Jan 22, 2021
The Innovators: Nexii has concrete plans to curb carbon emissions in construction
Nick Rockel

Green building? It’s still mostly an oxymoron. Building and construction accounted for almost 40 percent of all energy-related carbon emissions as of 2017, the World Green Building Council estimates. And don’t get us started on landfill: annual construction waste will...

Jan 22, 2021
As the world electrifies, the mining industry will strike gold, Robert Friedland predicts
By the Editors

Robert Friedland returned to his old B.C. stomping grounds this week. The legendary mining financier delivered the opening keynote speech for AME Remote Roundup, a virtual edition of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s annual conference. Friedland joined attendees via video from Singapore, his home base...

Jan 21, 2021
Inventory: Made-in-B.C. wares to help you stay cosy during the cold winter months
Alyssa Hirose

Bowled Over Vancouver-based Pot Inc. mostly creates high-quality aluminum planters, but founder and landscape designer Todd Holloway also crafts vessels to hold a much hotter commodity (you guessed right, it’s fire). The steel Palano Fire Bowl can keep those safe...

Jan 20, 2021
Squamish-based Carbon Engineering named North American Company of the Year by Cleantech Group
Nathan Caddell

Another day, another award for Carbon Engineering—that’s how it seems, anyway. After being recognized both locally and internationally in 2020, the Squamish-headquartered business has gotten off to a hot start this year. Today, the firm received the 2021 North American Company of...

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