Nov 26, 2021
Big Fat Deal: $17 million nets you this bizzaro Shaughnessy tennis facility
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1462 Connaught Drive Price: $16,800,000 Listing: R2632327 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 9,247 sq ft house on half an acre in Shaughnessy The bling: No, the outside of 1462 Connaught Drive wasn’t plucked from the rejected location shoots of Stranger Things Season 4, as...

Nov 26, 2021
New Health Impact Investor Challenge dangles $100,000 prize for Canadian entrepreneurs
By the Editors

For one innovative Canadian company, helping people improve their health will soon yield a healthy investment. Spring Activator, a Vancouver-headquartered business incubator, accelerator and advisory firm, just launched the first Health Impact Investor Challenge. Running from March through May 2022, this program...

Nov 25, 2021
Vancouver’s Train Fitness is using AI to transform your workout
Nathan Caddell

There are a lot of reasons one might move to Vancouver from Toronto. But for Andrew Just and Antoine Neidecker, COVID was the breaking point. The pair, who met at McGill University, had come up with the idea to launch an...

Nov 24, 2021
Pacific Trader: Interfor bets lumber prices are just taking a breather
Michael McCullough

The stock: It’s been an up-and-down year for lumber prices, and even more for the stock of B.C.’s No. 3 producer, Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP). Last spring’s wood spike, fuelled by North Americans’ pandemic preoccupation with domestic upgrades, has given way to a more balanced, if volatile, supply-demand dynamic. Interfor evidently...

Nov 24, 2021
Carl Hansen takes Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year prize
By the Editors

Something tells us that Carl Hansen might need a bigger shelf. During a virtual ceremony yesterday, the founder, director and CEO of AbCellera Biologics was named Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2021. This honour comes less than a week after...

Nov 19, 2021
Technology Impact Awards go live again to crown 2021 winners
By the Editors

Well, apparently nerds and geeks have one thing in common: they like to party. That was the scene last night at Science World, when the 28th Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) celebrated the achievements of the province’s tech sector with a good...

Nov 18, 2021
Moving First Forward
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + FIRST UNITED For over 135 years, FIRST UNITED has meaningfully engaged with its community and neighbours in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), in the face of extreme poverty, historical and personal trauma, mental illness and oppression. Today, FIRST UNITED envisions a neighbourhood where every person’s worth is celebrated, and all...

Nov 12, 2021
15 B.C. companies make list of Canada’s 100 best employers
By the Editors

B.C. accounts for about 13 percent of the country’s population, according to the 2016 census. We’ll have to see how that number changes when the next census drops in 2022, but for now, it lines up percentage-wise with a new...

Nov 10, 2021
Pacific Trader: No longer the star of the class, Thinkific’s still making the grade
Michael McCullough

Thinkific Labs has lost close to a third of its value since its debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange at $13 in April. But the Vancouver company is still getting good grades on the operational side, executing its strategy and boosting revenues 65 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Nov 9, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
By BCBusiness

Unprecedented times goes without saying. (Also, we never want to hear the word "pivot" again.) Despite the challenges of 2021, B.C. has no shortage of companies that are growing and growing—here are the Top 100 largest businesses in the province...

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