Industries

Aug 17, 2018
Ministers Bruce Ralston and George Chow talk trade, cannabis, softwood lumber, China and Donald Trump
Nick Rockel

With a protectionist Donald Trump in the White House, life won’t get any easier for the provincial government during its second year in office. B.C. has no choice but to find new markets outside the U.S. In a recent interview, Bruce Ralston, minister of jobs, trade and technology, and George Chow, minister of state for trade, listed the NDP’s efforts to diversify.

Aug 16, 2018
12 ways to weekend on the Southern Gulf Islands
Amy Watkins

While Vancouver Island and Salt Spring might get most of the attention, the third-biggest island, Galiano, and the smaller Pender are home to amazing artists, quirky accommodations and incredibly Instagrammable beaches. Take a long weekend to unwind this summer and discover some of these hidden gems. Warning! A lot of people that...

Aug 16, 2018
New-generation airport lounges and laser tag cruise ships
Charlene Rooke

Cool summer Swim against the current this summer by going north. Norwegian Bliss debuts out of Seattle as the largest cruise ship to Alaska, with a racetrack and laser tag for the kids, Jersey Boys and Margaritaville dining for grown-ups. Or catch some Yukon...

Aug 15, 2018
The most affordable places to buy property in B.C.
By the Editors

Home affordability depends not only on price but on the buyer’s income—personal finance experts recommend a price-to-income ratio no higher than 3. By that measure, nowhere in B.C. is truly affordable, according to a new ranking of 20 major B.C. cities from Canadian real estate website and brokerage Zoocasa.com. But some...

Aug 14, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of August 6 to 12
Munro’s Books

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

Aug 13, 2018
Vancouver's SIGGRAPH 2018 blends science, technology, art and entertainment
Nick Rockel

For the third time, Vancouver is lucky to welcome SIGGRAPH. The influential conference celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. At the Vancouver Convention Centre until August 16, the five-day event covers innovations in everything from computer graphics and virtual reality to video games and digital art.

Aug 10, 2018
Explore Atlanta, the gateway to the New South
Matt O'Grady

In the past few years, Atlanta—gateway to the New South—has had a bit of a reboot in the popular imagination. For the longest of times, many people’s familiarity with the city might have been limited to connecting through its sprawling...

Aug 9, 2018
Three possible scenarios for Vancouver's housing market
Guy Saddy

THE UPSHOT: In the aftermath of a worldwide trade war or another macroeconomic shock, financial markets dive–and Vancouver’s bloated property prices drop 50 percent or moreWHO'S CALLING IT: Marc Cohodes, the ex–Wall Street trader who recently (and successfully) shorted Canadian...

Aug 9, 2018
Cannabis deals give Canadian, B.C. M&A activity a big boost
Nick Rockel

With help from homegrown cannabis deals, Canadian merger and acquisition (M&A) activity remains healthy in an uncertain world. That’s one key takeaway from PwC Canada’s 2018 mid-year review and outlook report, which tracks M&A deal volume and value...

Aug 7, 2018
Vote for Vancouver's best new bike rack design
By the Editors

The City of Vancouver is looking for new bike racks that: • Are fun, functional and hold two bikes• Can be fabricated and installed cost-effectively• Reflect Vancouver in a creative and original way A judging panel has reduced 450 submissions to six designs—and members of the public can check out prototypes and vote...

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