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Oct 21, 2019
Opinion: 4 key ways to retain and engage employees
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, Richmond-based employee engagement and internal brand communications expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through...

Oct 18, 2019
Property Watch: Rental construction resurges in B.C.
Steve Saretsky

As developers struggle with weak condo sales, here come renters to the rescue No matter how old you are, the incredible real estate boom that inflated home prices across B.C. has made housing unaffordable. But few people feel this pressure more acutely than the millennial generation, whose growing desire for mobility and freedom...

Oct 18, 2019
Planning for the Long Term

BCBusiness + North Coal B.C.’s Elk Valley has a long history of mining, the southeastern area of the province being one of the world’s richest in coal used to make steel. As North Coal Limited explores the area’s Crowsnest coalfield, the...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

Oct 17, 2019
BC Battlegrounds: The country is watching Vancouver Granville
Nathan Caddell

We're not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a federal election coming up. BCBusiness profiles the ridings in the province that are most vulnerable, according to 338Canada.com. Today’s edition focuses on Vancouver Granville. We’re less than a week away from the...

Oct 17, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a glorious getaway on Shuswap Lake
Steve Burgess

Address: 8596 Squilax Anglemont Road, St. Ives Price: $3,895,000 Listing: 10177717 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,860-square-foot house on Shuswap Lake The bling: You may recall the old riddle: As I was going to St. IvesI met a man with seven wivesEvery wife had seven sacksEvery...

Oct 16, 2019
Redefining the Cannabis Industry

BCBusiness + Canivate Growing Systems Ltd. Commercial cannabis cultivation faces a range of issues fraught with environmental and safety implications. This includes its substantial use of energy and water, and toxins such as mold, mildew and other pathogens. Added to this are...

Oct 15, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: October 6 to 12
By the Editors

The most expensive property sold last week was in West Vancouver, fetching just over 85 percent of the $5.68-million list price, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. On 14,294 square feet of land in...

Oct 15, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of October 7 to 13
Munro’s Books

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

Oct 15, 2019
Go Figure: The doctor is online
Melissa Edwards

12% Number of British Columbians in a 2018 survey that had tried a virtual medical consultation, the highest share for any Canadian region 69% of British Columbians think a diagnosis from a virtual appointment wouldn’t be as accurate as from in-person visit 38%...

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