Industries

Sep 9, 2020
More disposable income, tight supply keep B.C. housing market strong despite COVID-19: report
By the Editors

The British Columbia Real Estate Association’s latest report, The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics, seems to contradict its title. Or maybe that’s the point. In any case, the hammering that many parts of the economy have seen thanks to the COVID-19...

Sep 8, 2020
Vancouver-based company seeks to revolutionize wine industry one barrel at a time
Nathan Caddell

While doing his PhD in mechanical engineering at UBC, Miayan Yeremi was taught that for the best entrepreneurial results, you must seek to solve a problem in an industry rather than create something to chase an issue that might not actually...

Sep 3, 2020
Opinion: B.C. tourism is on life support. We must act now to save this vital industry from disaster
Paul Nursey, Royce Chwin and Nancy Small

As the summer draws to a close and the provincial government nears a decision on how to allocate its $1.5-billion recovery package, it would be easy for some people to make the false assumption that a strong August for some...

Sep 2, 2020
Vancouver’s Deqq Apparel partners with Joe Average to make wearable art that can’t be ripped off
Alyssa Hirose

At a Banff business conference more than a decade ago, a guy walked up to Vancouver tech entrepreneur David Gratton and literally offered to buy the shirt off his back. “It had an embroidered picture of an old airplane that...

Sep 1, 2020
Two Vancouver fintech companies named to global list of fastest-growing startups
By the Editors

The third Fintech 250 list is out, and two local companies have reason to celebrate. Global identification service Trulioo and payment platform Instant Financial, both based in Vancouver, are the only B.C. names to make the grade. The annual list, put together by...

Sep 1, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $22.8 million to chase the dragon in West Vancouver
Nathan Caddell

Address: 5358 Kensington Crescent Price: $22,800,000 Listing: R2488354 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 12,254-square-foot house on 38,750 square feet in West Vancouver The bling: “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams really do come true.” That’s the first sentence of this listing. Apparently, it’s a reference to an old television show. To us...

Aug 31, 2020
How one Vancouver hotel’s “long-term perspective” led to a daring move
Nathan Caddell

While most in the hospitality business were cutting employees and costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Vancouver’s oldest hotels was spending cash on improvements. The St. Regis Hotel, which has stood at Dunsmuir and Howe streets in Vancouver since 1913...

Aug 31, 2020
Play and Sip at Indigenous Owned Golf Courses and Wineries

BCBusiness + Indigenous Tourism BC Sip and swing your way from North Vancouver to Williams Lake at Indigenous-owned golf courses and wineries. Combine leisure and luxury on the land with fine dining and professional spa services for a rejuvenating greens and grapes getaway. World-Class in Your Backyard Takaya Golf Center in North Vancouver is...

Aug 28, 2020
Carry On: How leading Canadian travel brands are welcoming guests back
Charlene Rooke

Top airlines and hotels have always aspired to white-glove cleanliness, but now national and international safety and hygiene rules, plus the concerns of pandemic-fearing travellers, are elevating standards to the next level. For instance, Air Canada’s CleanCare+ program includes health...

Aug 27, 2020
New Ventures BC Competition announces top 10 finalists for 20th edition
By the Editors

Crown agency Innovate BC has announced the 10 finalists for its 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition, which will award $250,000 to some of the most innovative startups in the province. Let’s meet the candidates. The Vancouver outfit’s technology makes all blood universal (Type...

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