Industries

Apr 1, 2008
A Dog's Life: Luxury Goods for Pets
By Jessica Werb

Local businesses have found the next big consumer: She's got four legs, a tail, a floppy tongue and a taste for luxury. Luxury dog products are growing in popularity, and it doesn't end with a fancy collar

Mar 1, 2008
How a Gulf Island almost became home to B.C.'s first LNG plant
Ryan Stuart

Back in 2008, long before LNG became a soundbite, a few companies began quietly scouting locations for the province's first liquified natural gas plant. Here's the story of the plant that almost ended up in the Gulf Islands

Mar 1, 2008
Round Table: Industrial Revolution
BCBusiness D.B.

As Vancouver’s unrelenting real-estate story continues to hog headlines, now is a good time to step back, take a breath and ask a few big questions. How exactly did we get into this prolonged hot market? Where is it taking us? What are the consequences for B.C.’s economy? With the...

Mar 1, 2008
Travelling to Busan, Korea
John Lee

Hypnotically sliding past miles of squat, grey factory complexes and the kind of drab tumbleweed villages that wouldn’t know excitement if it slapped them in the face, I’m speeding south along a rain-misted highway on a private Korean peninsula press...

Mar 1, 2008
Putting the Eco in Economy
By Bryan Gallagher

After spending three years and $18,000 on my bachelor of business administration degree at SFU, I’ve only discussed a green economy for a total of one hour. I’m appalled. Canadian schools continue to teach that poisoned waters, fouled air, decimated...

Mar 1, 2008
Genetrack Biolabs: When Labs Attack
Peter Severinson

Genetrack Biolabs Inc. got a lesson in the scary rules of retail after the Vancouver-based genetic-testing lab released its first consumer product. The lab analyzes DNA for such clients as the Canadian court system and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Its commercial software, a Facebook-like social-networking service focused on genetics, recently became a consumer hit. Then things got nasty.

Feb 26, 2008
Chain Gang: B.C. Mountain Biking
Andrew Findlay

I’m peering over my handlebars down the precipitous southwest flank of Idaho Peak at one of B.C.’s raw resources. Wind ripples the surface of Slocan Lake far below, and the granite ramparts of the Valhalla Range beyond form spiky silhouettes...

Feb 26, 2008
Neighbourhood Watch: Vancouver Real Estate's Affordable Housing
Peter Mitham

Six greater Vancouver areas – Mission, Surrey, Burnaby/New Westminster, Southeast Vancouver, Hastings Street and Squamish – still have deals on offer for the savvy buyer willing to look beyond the central city real estate market.

Feb 26, 2008
Vancouver Home Buyers Starter Kit
BCBusiness

These are heady times in Vancouver real estate, and if you're drunk on the fumes of speculation and rampant possibility it may be time for caution. To assist, we've soberly compiled a list of resources and opinions for your consideration, that you might hear the clang and the clamour, see...

Feb 1, 2008
Travelling to La Paz, Bolivia
Andrew Findlay

I’m sitting in a café next to the Plaza Murillo waiting, somewhat voyeuristically, for a riot. A battalion of police, decked in fatigues, has taken up temporary residence here in the centre of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city. The waitress...

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