Feb 1, 2022
On Trend: These B.C. companies are using TikTok for marketing muscle
Alyssa Hirose

There’s nothing like a viral video to make a business blow up (that’s Gen Z for prosper, oldies). Video-sharing app TikTok has turned social media marketing into an entirely different game, and these B.C. companies are in it to win...

Jan 24, 2022
It’s a Good Thing: How a Vancouver-based foundation is providing opportunities for at-risk youth
Matt O'Grady

Few sectors have felt the impact of COVID-19 as acutely as the performing arts. For 2020 and much of 2021, staying apart was our main social focus; packing a concert hall to sing, cheer, or even lob a “bravo” at...

Jan 19, 2022
On Trend: 6 B.C. tattoo artists making their mark on the province
Saphiya Zerrouk

Going for a bold look? Vancouver’s Palace Tattoo stays true to the American Traditionalist or old-school style, defined by its black outlines and red, green, yellow and blue palette. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Palace Tattoo (@palace_tattoo) Gregory Williams...

Dec 1, 2021
New kids on the Vancouver art block find strength in numbers
Saphiya Zerrouk

Still holiday shopping? Don’t miss this chance to check out several local art galleries, and the work of dozens of artists, under one roof. Five emerging gallerists are joining forces to present the inaugural Combine Art Fair, taking place in North...

Nov 16, 2021
Cool B.C. company you (probably) haven’t heard of: Sherpas Cinema flies all over the place
Nathan Caddell

When Dave Mossop, Eric Crosland and Malcolm Sangster were in high school in Calgary, the mountain-loving teens lost four of their peers and friends in an avalanche. “We were all 17 years old,” Mossop recalls. “It was something that bonded us...

Oct 19, 2021
New documentary series dives into B.C.’s untold history
Nathan Caddell

Before starting his latest project, Kevin Eastwood thought he was headed for some lighter fare. After all, the writer/director had just finished working on the documentaries After the Sirens and Humboldt: The New Season in consecutive years. So when he took on writing and directing duties on the Knowledge Network limited documentary series British Columbia: An...

Sep 27, 2021
Famed B.C. architect Arthur Erickson created this landmark office building. Now it bears his name
By the Editors

At BCBusiness, we get invited to a lot of events. Until now, we couldn’t say we’d attended one that finished with a light show on the face of an architectural landmark. That was the scene last Thursday evening when a crowd...

Sep 14, 2021
10 years in, the firsts keep coming for Vancouver music label Monstercat
Nathan Caddell

“I feel good about it,” Mike Darlington says about throwing a massive block party this weekend (Saturday, September 18). Monstercat Compound started five years ago as a bash in the eponymous electronic music label’s Vancouver parking lot. It’s grown into what is essentially...

Jul 16, 2021
10 Vancouver-area art shows to feast your eyes on this summer
Saphiya Zerrouk

With B.C. in Step 3 of its restart, it’s a great time to plan some culture into your summer. Whether you grab some friends or go solo, these local exhibitions include work by a wide variety of artists from B.C.

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Meg O’Hara carved out a niche as the go-to painter for the North American ski industry
Nick Rockel

Life Story: When Meg O’Hara was 16, she sold her first painting for $100—to her late grandmother, after whom she’s named. “It was the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me,” recalls O’Hara, who grew up in Toronto in...

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