Industries

Oct 23, 2020
Alternate Routes: British Columbians have a few choices when it comes to ride-hailing
Nathan Caddell

Even though ride-hailing has been a thing for several months in (at least some parts of) our fair province, you might be surprised to know that Lyft and Uber aren’t the only companies offering transport to anyone with a charged cellphone. In fact, there are some B.C.-based businesses trying to...

Oct 22, 2020
3 B.C. companies make Forbes list of the world’s best employers
By the Editors

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is the top Canadian company to appear in this year’s edition of Forbes’ list of the world’s best employers. The publication’s fourth annual ranking is based on survey results from 160,000 full- and part-time workers in 58...

Oct 20, 2020
Supportive apparel company Stoko blazes trail from the basement of UBC to full-fledged business
Nathan Caddell

I last talked to Zack Eberwein two-and-a-half years ago. Not too much has changed for me since then, honestly. For him, it might as well have been a decade. The then-23-year-old was tinkering in the basement of UBC’s Institute for Computing...

Oct 20, 2020
Bank Shot: Canada may be a laggard, but these B.C. fintechs are ready for open banking
Michael McCullough

If you’re like me, you have a small pile of change on your dresser or bedside table. It’s been making the rounds of your pants and jacket pockets for months. As the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated a shift to contactless payment—the tap of a credit card or scan of a...

Oct 20, 2020
Ask a Leader: To tackle the COVID challenge, Don Lindsay champions innovation amid rapid change
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck Resources, reveals what steps the Vancouver-based mining...

Oct 20, 2020
Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council survey reveals B.C. parties’ plans for transportation
Nathan Caddell

It turns out that not answering questions can actually catch up with politicians sometimes. Who knew? Today the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation released its 2020 election voters guide, in which the leaders of 21 municipalities in Metro Vancouver, as...

Oct 19, 2020
Pitch for the Purse competition returns with virtual events, increased funding
Nathan Caddell

One of B.C.’s most popular funding competitions is returning—albeit with some tweaks. The first virtual Pitch for the Purse unfortunately won’t feature the live, in-person events for its semi-finalists and finalists in downtown Vancouver, which quickly became must-attend dates for investors...

Oct 16, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $9.5 million to quarantine at Woodjam Ranch in Horsefly
Nathan Caddell

Address: 2551 Kroener Road Price: $9,500,000 Listing: R2479941 The skinny: 2,122 acres of deeded land in Horsefly, B.C. The bling: Welcome to Woodjam Ranch. Hope you enjoy your stay, because there’s literally nowhere else to go. Seriously, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry’s wildest dreams. This is a place that...

Oct 16, 2020
High quality of life, employment opportunities make B.C.’s coastal cities attractive: report
By the Editors

A cheaper, chiller life on the coast. Why not? Working-age Canadians are flocking to midsized communities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, according to a recent report by the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET). The study, which uses the most recent census...

Oct 15, 2020
Ask a Leader: Jill Tipping calls for a tech-enabled economy
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. For the first instalment of our series, Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the...

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