Environment

Jan 26, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Function Point's Jenny Ly is a software sales exec, hunter and conservationist all at once
Rushmila Rahman

Imagine winning a Limited Entry Hunting draw that allows you to go shoot a caribou in B.C.’s Itcha mountain range. That would mean driving 10 hours from Vancouver, jumping on a Beaver float plane and getting dropped off in the...

Jan 12, 2023
The 2023 Project Zero Incubator is ready to sustain green ventures in B.C.
By the Editors

It’s hard enough to start a business these days, much less one that’s trying to operate within the circular economy. That’s why Synergy Foundation, a Victoria-based nonprofit, has been running its free Project Zero Incubator program in partnership with Vancity...

Dec 13, 2022
Pacific Trader: Sigma Lithium catapults to critical mineral front ranks
Michael McCullough

The stock: You wouldn’t know what a miserable year on the markets 2022 has been from the looks of Sigma Lithium Corp. (TSXV, NASDAQ:SGML). The Vancouver-based junior miner’s stock is up more than 250 percent year to date, based on...

Dec 2, 2022
Project Zero Incubator graduates 17 ventures, awards three with pitch honours
By the Editors

“Hempcrete” buildings, refurbishment for outdoor retailers and eco-friendly tiles. This is where we ask “What do all of these have in common?” and you answer with the only retort that seems remotely plausible: “Umm, they seem like they’re all winners...

Oct 11, 2022
Canada promises net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But is zero possible?
Richard Littlemore

ZIP. For a brief period in December 2021, that was the advertised name of the new Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE), an arm’s length not-for-profit that the provincial and federal governments have created in partnership with Shell Canada—each kicking in...

Oct 6, 2022
On Trend: These reusable bag makers have cause to celebrate Vancouver's ban on plastic
Rushmila Rahman

Reusable bag manufacturer Me & You takes “two is better than one” seriously. So seriously that it’s woven into the brand ethos to inspire a collective push against plastic. Jenny Hughes launched the company in 2005, and the City of...

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

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...

Sep 14, 2022
Vancouver-based Eevee's is bringing personal electric vehicles to the road
Nathan Caddell

A couple of years ago, Bradley Spence and Lukas Tanasiuk were laughed out of their local bank branch. The pair of long-time friends had embarked on a venture selling personal electric vehicles like scooters, electric unicycles (EUCs) and onewheels. They...

Sep 12, 2022
How a Vancouver company partnered with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton
Nathan Caddell

Jamie Keech still remembers the words of his high school guidance counsellor. The Ontario native couldn’t decide between environmental or mining engineering as his college major. “They said if I wanted to do environmental engineering, I should do it an...

Sep 9, 2022
Teal Jones partners with the Pacheedaht First Nation to grow their role in forestry
Rushmila Rahman

With a lot of firms extending an olive branch to Indigenous communities around Canada in the past few years, private forestry company Teal Jones claims to have been working on First Nations business development for multiple decades. The family business, which...

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