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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...

Dec 4, 2019
Abbotsford the Hub of the Fraser Valley

BCBusiness + City of Abbotsford Abbotsford is the largest municipality in British Columbia by land area and the fifth largest by population. With affordable residential real estate, accessibility to parks and recreational facilities, 62% of citizens both live and work in Abbotsford. Abbotsford continues to attract the attention of investors and developers...

Dec 3, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: November 24 to 30
By the Editors

It took more than 16 months for the most expensive B.C. home sold last week to find a buyer. The 9,500-square-foot single-family residence in Big White, near Vernon, went for just 63 percent of the $6.3-million list price, according to...

Dec 3, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of November 25 to December 1
Munro’s Books

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

Dec 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Cause We Care founder Andrea Thomas Hill
By the Editors

Andrea Thomas Hill, who moved from Toronto to Vancouver in 1999, sat on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC Chapter, for several years before shifting her attention to the city’s single mothers and children living in poverty. The mother of two, who founded the Cause We Care Foundation in...

Dec 2, 2019
Border War: How American nationalism is having a big impact on B.C. entrepreneurs and professionals
Dee Hon

Buy American and Hire American. That’s the title of the executive order President Donald Trump signed in April 2017. Now the directive is sowing confusion and turmoil for B.C. and other Canadian business travellers trying to enter the U.S. Trump ordered...

Dec 2, 2019
Protecting Your IP in China

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs By Jayde Wood, Intellectual Property Lawyer In today’s innovation-driven economy, it is often said that ideas are the new currency and their value is based on the available protection. The exclusive right to monopolize ideas is one of...

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