Sep 30, 2022
Indigenous voices highlighted in 7th annual Sustainable Production Forum

The seventh year of the Sustainable Production Forum will look quite different from years past. That’s partly due to the fact that the most recent couple of years have seen the conference, which focuses on accelerating sustainability in the motion...

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Sep 30, 2022
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Today is Canada's second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is meant to honour the lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools, as well as their families and communities. For non-Indigenous folks, it’s a designated day to reflect...

Sep 29, 2022
The 5 most memorable moments from the Downtown Vancouver BIA mayoral debate
Nathan Caddell

There were a few themes that come up more often than others at yesterday’s Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) mayoral candidates debate. The event, held at SFU Harbour Centre, featured five candidates—Fred Harding (NPA), Colleen Hardwick (TEAM), Mark Marissen...

Sep 28, 2022
Weekend Warrior: How Olympian and Trulioo executive John Smythe connects hockey and business
Rushmila Rahman

It was at one of his older brothers’ field hockey games that John Smythe remembers getting really lucky. He watched with the kind of eagerness and wonder that only a four-year-old could possess as somebody, in a fit of rage...

Law
Sep 28, 2022
Five Black-owned small businesses in B.C. secure $135,000 from Cassels law firm
Rushmila Rahman

Following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement during the pandemic, Toronto-based corporate law firm Cassels embarked on a mission to try to create a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community. To that end, it decided to award Black-owned small businesses...

Sep 27, 2022
Young Guns: Entrepreneur and fire chief Bryden Pelletier is fuelled by passion
Rushmila Rahman

This year kicked off with two major wins for Bryden Pelletier: not only was he named 2021 Firefighter of the Year by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS), he was also appointed to the position of assistant fire chief of occupational...

Sep 27, 2022
BREAKING: Overstory Media Group announces purchase of the Georgia Straight
Nathan Caddell

The Georgia Straight is getting its third owner in 55 years. Right before the pandemic, the previously independently owned Straight was sold to Toronto-based Media Central Corporation, which had also purchased Toronto’s Now magazine. Both the publications fell on hard...

Sep 26, 2022
Courtenay's Sid Williams Theatre Society kicks off its Blue Circle Series with "something for everyone"
Rushmila Rahman

There’s an old movie theatre in Winnipeg, the Park Theatre, that Deborah Renz used to frequent as a kid. Now it’s become one of the busiest live performance venues in the city, and Renz feels a little cheated since she...

Sep 23, 2022
Vancouver-based cloud expert OpsGuru becomes first Canadian company to hit AWS milestone
Rushmila Rahman

A company like Netflix, which offers content across the globe, needs a pretty solid infrastructure to ensure that our screens get some action. And it’s cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) that help companies deliver on such promises. Vancouver-based cloud...

Sep 23, 2022
Here's why you've been seeing so many sports betting ads on TV
Steve Burgess

Watching sports on TV used to be predictable. Breaks in the action would feature trucks, beer and, if it was an American station, perhaps a gecko. Lately that’s changed. Sports betting sites, online casinos and cryptocurrency dealers have become major...

Sep 22, 2022
Washington Technology Industry Association names 3 B.C. companies to its startup accelerator
Nathan Caddell

The Washington Technology Industry Association kicked off its fourth Canadian B2B SaaS Market Accelerator Program this week. The program, which seeks to help Canadian startups develop their U.S. market strategies, runs for eight weeks. This time around, the nonprofit WTIA, which is, in...

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