Health

Apr 2, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Mustang Survival goes to gowns
By the Editors

“Survival” has taken on a different meaning in the past couple of months, and a well-known B.C. company that uses the word in its name has pivoted accordingly. Burnaby-based Mustang Survival has been creating high-end outerwear, life-jackets and other gear...

Apr 2, 2020
Government and business come together with the COVID-19 Supply Hub
Nathan Caddell

Sue Paish sums up the Canada’s Technology Supercluster quite simply. “We solve big problems, and we do it quickly,” says the CEO of the B.C.-based, federal government–funded outfit, which brings together organizations in different industries across the country in the...

Mar 27, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Electric Bicycle Brewing cleans up nicely
Nathan Caddell

You can’t have a beer in Electric Bicycle Brewing’s colourful tasting room right now, but the brewery hasn’t shuttered operations. Besides opening an online store where customers can grab hazy pale ales and IPAs, the East Vancouver outfit has pivoted...

Mar 24, 2020
Yes, COVID-19 is an economic crisis. But more important, it’s a public health emergency
Nick Rockel

“I’ve never been in the business of forecasting, but now even less so,” says Iglika Ivanova when asked about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are going to see a lot of disruption,” adds the Vancouver-based senior economist and public interest researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy...

Mar 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Maple Organics founder Rosy Atwal
By the Editors

A graduate of Western’s Ivy Business School, Rosy Atwal worked as a brand manager for companies like Nature’s Path Foods and Sleeman Breweries before she founded wellness outfit Maple Organics in 2016. The Surrey-based business, which dubs itself Canada’s “first organic pharmaceutical...

Mar 20, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Aisle CEO Suzanne Siemens
Nathan Caddell

A chartered professional accountant by trade, Suzanne Siemens founded Lunapads (since renamed Aisle) with fashion designer Madeleine Shaw in 2000 to produce and market a sustainable collection of menstrual products, including washable cloth menstrual pads and period underwear. The pair were far ahead...

Mar 9, 2020
Pot Shots: The jury is still out on CBD
Guy Saddy

Gather ’round, ladies and gents! You sir, with your thumbs hooked into the belt loops of your dungarees! Come on in, get a little closer. We’re all friends, right? And as your friend, it is a true honour to share...

Feb 18, 2020
Addiction in the Workplace

BCBusiness + Orchard Recovery Center These behaviours—along with workplace injuries, accidents, and emotional instability—are all potential effects of addiction in the workplace. But there is nothing to be gained from letting go of an otherwise good person and employee. Firing someone...

Feb 11, 2020
Improving Sexual Performance and Satisfaction

BCBusiness + Pollock Clinic For more than 25 years, Dr. Neil Pollock and the team at Pollock Clinics have been assisting men of all ages improve their sexual wellness. But Pollock hasn’t just worked in this industry—he has changed it fundamentally with a number of proprietary treatments and techniques that continue...

Jan 24, 2020
Put Your Best Smile Forward

BCBusiness + BC Perio Whether following celebrity trends or following your heart, you want to look your best—and there is nothing like a beautiful smile to help create a sense of confidence and readiness to face the world. “Hollywood smiles” is a term used for what most people perceive to be...

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