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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...

Dec 1, 2019
Township of Langley Poised for Success

BCBusiness + Township of Langley The Township of Langley, Metro Vancouver’s fastest growing municipality, is expected to double its 126,000 population by 2040, and that’s not surprising—home to Fort Langley, which is considered the “birthplace of BC”, and just a 40-minute drive to Vancouver, the Township offers diverse business and lifestyle...

Dec 1, 2019
Fort St. John: B.C.'s Best-Kept Secret

BCBusiness + City of Fort St. John Fort St. John, with 20,155 residents, is British Columbia’s best-kept secret. We think we have the best of everything—recreation at our doorstep, affordable living, and big city amenities, all in a small, friendly town. Here, you can spend less time commuting and less money on housing...

Nov 29, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Ride-hailing hits a speed bump and MEC mopes
Nathan Caddell

For a second there, it looked like transportation in the province was about to experience a major shift. With advertisements teasing that Uber and Lyft would be in Vancouver imminently and the city facing a public transit strike, it looked like...

Nov 29, 2019
Carry On: Hotel trends to watch for in 2020
Charlene Rooke

LAYOVER ALERT: OPUS VERSANTE Opus was one of the early boutique hotels, opening in Vancouver’s Yaletown in 2002. Next year it will open a sister property, Opus Hotel Versante, at Richmond’s International Trade Centre at Versante, a new business hub close to the airport and Bridgeport station—just down the Canada Line...

Nov 28, 2019
Arc’teryx opens “lifestyle” store
Michael McCullough

Performance clothing brands like the North Face and Canada Goose long ago noticed that more of their jackets could be spotted on the streets of big cities than above treeline. North Vancouver–based Arc’teryx Equipment decided to go with the flow by unveiling its first “lifestyle” concept store, at Burnaby’s Metropolis at...

Nov 28, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $ 7 million for Tommy Chong's joint in West Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 4488 Ross Crescent, West Vancouver Price: $6,999,000 Listing: R2420024 The skinny: Tommy Chong's four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,022-square-foot home in West Vancouver The bling: Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame is selling his place. It's quite a joint: $7,000,000 gets you four bedrooms, five bathrooms and as many bong rooms as you want. No need...

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