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Dec 13, 2019
Pot Shots: A gift guide for the marijuana enthusiast in your life
Guy Saddy

God rest ye, merry gentlefolk Let nothing you dismay For you can purchase rolling kits For five bucks on eBay Or vapourizers, joints and grinders At your local mall ’Tis the season, why not buy it all? (I mean, it’s your call…) It’s legal now, so why...

Dec 13, 2019
On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home
Felicity Stone

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby-campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has...

Dec 12, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Michael Wrinch has a taste for danger
Felicity Stone

“I’ve been doing electrical engineering my whole life,” says Michael Wrinch. “I was born this way.” When Wrinch was a child, his mother noticed that he enjoyed taking things to pieces, so she asked the local TV repairman to drop off anything customers didn’t want fixed at the end of...

Dec 10, 2019
Three B.C. companies make list of best places to work in Canada
Nathan Caddell

Three B.C.-based companies made recruiting site Glassdoor’s annual ranking of the 25 best places to work in Canada, which on first blush seems a tad embarrassing. However, it’s important to note that the list includes businesses that operate in Canada, not just those based here. For example, a little company based in Redmond...

Dec 10, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of December 2 to 8
Munro’s Books

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

Dec 9, 2019
Sole Survivor: Q&A with John Fluevog on 50 years of kicking butt
Nick Rockel

In his long jacket and tall black boots, John Fluevog still looks every bit the dandy who started making his mark on the fashion and retail worlds five decades ago. He glides down into the showroom of his gorgeous, high-ceilinged flagship...

Dec 6, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Who would you like to clothesline off a bike?
Nathan Caddell

Is there anything more Canadian than a good samaritan hockey player stopping a robbery? Probably not. Add in the fact that he stopped a bike-riding assailant, and we’re pretty sure you won’t find anything more Vancouver, either. With any luck, our other items similarly encapsulate our province. Won’t be easy. Here’s what made...

Dec 6, 2019
Inventory: There's a prefab home for every preference from these 10 B.C. manufacturers
Felicity Stone

MOD SQUAD Calgary-based Horizon North acquired Karoleena in 2016, but the latter’s Scandinavian-style modern homes are still made in Kamloops. Modules are 90-percent finished inside and out in the factory, then shipped to the site and placed on the foundation with a crane for completion of electrical and mechanical connections. 750-3,000...

Dec 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in December and January
Felicity Stone

It’s the darkest time of the year, but North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is aglow until January 26. The Canyon Lights festival claims to have the tallest Christmas trees in the world: eight Douglas firs up to 110 feet high, lit from top to bottom and connected by seven...

Dec 6, 2019
Five Things Investors Need

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Sound investment discipline is an extremely effective way to build wealth, but life’s complexities can distract us from our intended investment policy and strategy. Therein lies the rub—what is keeping you from better investment results? It likely...

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