Nov 9, 2021
Inventory: These B.C. subscription boxes make opening the mail more fun
Alyssa Hirose

Nicole McLaren started Raven Reads as a workplace book club that focused exclusively on First Nation, Métis and Inuit authors (she’s a member of the Métis Nation herself). After seeing the impact the books had on her coworkers, McLaren launched...

Nov 6, 2021
On Trend: Katsu sandos take a bite out of B.C.'s food scene
Saphiya Zerrouk

It’s hard to go wrong with katsu sando–crispy, breaded meat or fish between fluffy slices of milk bread. In Japan, where it’s typically sold in supermarkets, the sandwich is a popular snack and a fuss-free lunch. You can also find...

Nov 5, 2021
U.K. engineering giant acquires Vancouver-based mining tech biz Motion Metrics
By the Editors

Scottish multinational engineering firm Weir Group has acquired an innovative Vancouver-based company, according to a release. Weir Group today announced the purchase of mining technology company Motion Metrics (based out of UBC, with other offices in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Russia and South...

Nov 5, 2021
Ulmus-Sustainable, enduring passion
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Ulmus Development Ulmus strives to create sustainable, forward-thinking properties in the Vancouver and Western Canadian market with deep consideration for what it creates, but more importantly, how those creations benefit all. “Through design, innovation and our commitment to our environment, we build lasting change,” says CEO Don Redden. “At Ulmus, we...

Nov 4, 2021
There’s a B.C.-based Indigenous skincare brand on Dragons’ Den next week
Alyssa Hirose

A few Saturdays ago, I tagged along with a friend and drove across the city to a local makers market. Once we got in, I was happy to peruse the wares—candles, cookies, ceramics—but she walked straight to the Sḵwálwen Botanicals booth...

Nov 4, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: Winners + Losers
Pallavi Rao

So who gained—and lost—the biggest percentages of revenue in a year unlike any other? Revenue change: 2,947.1% Net income: $448,000 (converted from USD)Net income change: NA The Vancouver-headquartered mining company tops the list of gainers with a whopping 2,947-percent increase in revenue for 2020.

Nov 4, 2021
5 Questions: TransLink’s new CEO Kevin Quinn has optimism among the challenges
Nathan Caddell

1. You took over as head of TransLink in July after coming over from Maryland Transit. How has the adjustment been? It’s been a really smooth adjustment, honestly. TransLink is a great organization, and the transit system here is very robust.

Nov 3, 2021
Carooga: Car buying at its best. Online.
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + Carooga Financing is right up there on the no-fun list along with pushy salespeople, confusing bank terms and wild-goose chasing for the perfect vehicle. Typically the most draining, confusing, and time consuming aspect of purchasing a car is financing it. Finally, this has taken a turn for the better...

Nov 2, 2021
Vancouver was just named the top life sciences startup ecosystem in Canada
Alyssa Hirose

When innovation policy advisory and research firm Startup Genome announced the Life Sciences edition of its 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report last week, Silicon Valley topped the list (shocker). And while the announcement of the No. 1 spot is about...

Nov 1, 2021
Veteran venture capitalist Wal van Lierop shares his advice on building a tech startup and pitching investors
Mohammed Hussain

With Vancouver recognized as a North American hotbed for tech talent, the region is home to plenty of people capable of making big moves in that sector. However, one barrier that prospective founders can face is raising enough funds to...

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