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Aug 23, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Forests, fish and all that good B.C. stuff
Nathan Caddell

Sometimes in this column (which we know you’ve been eagerly anticipating), we spread the grading out a bit throughout Canada. This is BCBusiness, so we focus on the country’s westernmost province, but it’s not always possible to ignore issues of nationwide...

Aug 23, 2019
The great escape to Powell River
Fiona Morrow

The picturesque Sunshine Coast community is enjoying an economic revival, with help from entrepreneurs and young families fleeing the mainland Colleen McClean stares at the ceiling where her vent fan should already be installed and sighs. It’s just another in a long list of hiccups and delays that keep pushing back the...

Aug 22, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $18 million to get cosy with seven fireplaces on Vancouver's Point Grey Road
Steve Burgess

Address: 2707 Point Grey Road, Vancouver Price: $17,800,000 Listing: R2351412 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,269-square-foot waterfront home in Kitsilano The bling: How many fireplaces do you need to get by? In a pinch? Could you manage with, say, four? Couldn’t that lead to hypothermia...

Aug 21, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver restaurateur Angus An
By the Editors

It’s been 10 years since Angus An redefined Thai food in Vancouver with his flagship restaurant, Kitsilano’s Maenam. And he hasn’t exactly been sitting on his laurels since then. The Taiwan native and UBC graduate has launched four additional casual eateries...

Aug 20, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: August 11 to 17
By the Editors

B.C. residential real estate sales do seem to have slowed in August, but they are still happening. Of the 47 highest- and lowest-priced recorded last week, 34 were for 90-99.99 percent of asking, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo...

Aug 20, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of August 12 to 18
Munro’s Books

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

Aug 19, 2019
Burning Questions: The quest to protect B.C.'s woodlands from climate change
Andrew Findlay

Erik Leslie remembers walking through the woods along the west arm of Kootenay Lake in July 2017 and feeling the snap and pop of dry brush underfoot. “We had a wet fall, winter and spring, and then we didn’t get a...

Aug 16, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: GDP slows, drones and Vancouver Granville heat up
Nathan Caddell

We’re almost two months away from the 2019 federal election in Canada and—not sure if you noticed—the first major blow was dealt in what is sure to be a particularly nasty election campaign. Canada’s ethics commissioner, Mario Dion, found that Trudeau violated...

Aug 15, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Michael Wrinch, CEO of Hedgehog Technologies
By the Editors

Like, how his company got its name. In his late teens and early twenties, Michael Wrinch worked throughout B.C. as a forest firefighter. “Being the physically smallest on the crew, I had to work twice as hard to prove myself which often meant I was trudging through mud and hauling extra...

Aug 15, 2019
Property Watch: Condo sales downturn causes ripple effects
Steve Saretsky

As the Vancouver housing market grinds to a halt, property developers are pulling back. Under the provincial Real Estate Development and Marketing Act, builders must sell about 60 percent of a project within nine months to obtain construction financing. Good...

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