Sep 21, 2018
Craft Beer Wars: The fight to stay relevant in a crowded marketplace

The scene at Central City Brewers and Distillers’ downtown Vancouver brew pub doesn’t exactly look like something that will reverberate around the province. On this May morning, a couple of TV crews are on hand, setting up tripods while a few...

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Sep 20, 2018
Vancouver hotel occupancy tops other major Canadian markets: report
By the Editors

International tourists, especially from China, are bolstering Canadian hotel occupancy, according to recent research by California-headquartered Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. Expect that to continue: a new Canadian tourism campaign aims to double the number of Chinese visitors and boost the number of international tourists 30 percent by...

Sep 20, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $13 million to have it easy going green in Shaughnessy
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1098 Wolfe Avenue, Vancouver Price: $12,980,000 Listing: R2307754 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,766-square-foot house on a 17,991-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy The bling: It’s time you had it all. It really is. Living in the city can be such a drag—all those people getting in your way, parking...

Sep 20, 2018
Travel: The best tips for packing light
Charlene Rooke

Jennifer and Stephen Bailey, Cursor & ThreadThey’re making old-timey sartorialism casual-chic again, with dandy button-on suspenders and ties, scarves and pocket squares in cool fabrics, from linen to Japanese cotton. This Vancouver couple travel stylishly, efficiently and carry-on-only when visiting...

Sep 19, 2018
Lunch with Vancouver's first film commissioner David Shepheard
Lucy Hyslop

For the fourth time in his 20-year career, David Shepheard has set up a film commission office from scratch. The British transplant landed in Vancouver from London in late 2016 as one of only 350 film commissioners worldwide, to promote...

Sep 19, 2018
The benefits of spin workouts
Wellness Matters

With more spin studios and classes to try than ever before, it seems like everyone is cycling indoors—and for good reason. “Spinning is a low-impact exercise that is open to anybody, regardless of fitness level or age,” says Kim Donnelly, head...

Sep 18, 2018
Housing dominates first Vancouver mayoral debate
Nathan Caddell

As expected, housing loomed large in the first Vancouver mayoral debate before the province’s municipalities go to the ballot box on October 20. Eight candidates took the stage at the SFU Harbour Centre's Fletcher Theatre in an event hosted by several Glacier Media...

Sep 18, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of September 10 to 16
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Sep 17, 2018
Problem Solved: Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt plants a new strategy
Felicity Stone

We are developing a plant-based yogurt to extend our dairy brand. How do we position our products so the plant-based yogurt is viewed as neither a lesser option for non-dairy eaters who have no alternative, nor as superior to dairy?

Sep 17, 2018
5 must-visit Oliver Osoyoos wineries for foodies
Christina Newberry

Best known as a wine destination in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, Oliver has plenty to offer foodies too. Local vineyards are getting creative with their cuisine, showcasing the abundance of the area’s farms and fields in addition to award-winning grapes. From a quick lunch break to world-class dining, these wineries combine...

Sep 14, 2018
How small businesses with Asian ambitions can profit from Hong Kong’s B.C. connections
Nick Rockel

One warm night in downtown Hong Kong, I’m sipping a Japanese session IPA with the head of the local Vancouver Canucks fan club. Thomas Lau owns this joint: Coedo Taproom, a stylish resto-bar on a back street in the bustling...

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