Industries

Sep 1, 2007
Canadian Standards Association: Safe and Sound
Jessica Werb

One of the first things Ken Rutledge does when you meet him at his Richmond branch of the Canadian Standards Association is run through the building’s safe and sound evacuation plan, pointing out that the staircase leading to the second floor is not to be used in the case of an emergency.

Sep 1, 2007
How Ucluelet is Remaking itself - Slideshow
BCBusiness D.B.

Long derided as Tofino’s dumpy stepsister, Ucluelet is remaking itself as a model community on canada’s furthest western edge. The only question is whether any but the fabulously wealthy will be able to afford to visit. All photos/images by Nik West Related story: Shifting Tides by Richard Littlemore...

Sep 1, 2007
Ucluelet's Shifting Tides
Richard Littlemore

Canada’s West Coast can be a remote and forbidding place, even for those of us who live in the neighbourhood. Yet this hasn't stopped the shifting tides in the development of Ucluelet, traditionally a small fishing town on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Sep 1, 2007
Cap-and-Trade: Tax That Tree
Michael Barkusky

“Cap-and-trade” permitting schemes and taxes on greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are widely recognized as key to addressing climate change, because they establish a visible price for emissions. But the prospect of new taxes or new regulatory limits will seem a depressing backward step to many in the private sector.

Aug 5, 2007
Club Penguin Sold to Disney for Big Bucks
Tony Wanless

The trio get $350 million in cash, $350 million in future payments, making a payday for each in the neighbourhood of $115 million. The three will also join Disney as senior execs responsible for the popular (700,000 subscribers, paying from $6 to $58 a year) online Antarctic world in which...

Aug 2, 2007
Conflict Oil: Risky Business
Peter Severinson

This desert-covered land in northeast Africa has been fractured by warring tribal militias for 16 years. But if all goes well, Vancouver-based Canmex Minerals Corp. will be trucking a drilling rig through the countryside looking for oil deposits sometime next year, according to Schmitt, the company’s president and CEO. “Obviously...

Aug 2, 2007
Cumberland: Hometown Showdown
Andrew Findlay

“I was the first one to put up a sign like this. I wanted everyone to see it as they drove into town,” she explains as a trickle of traffic rolls past on Cumberland Road. Cumberland was once a town...

Aug 1, 2007
Vancouver's Clouded Vision
Ross Howard

Eight years ago, Muzyka arrived in Vancouver to take command of the business school at UBC. Muzyka, recruited from the prestigious INSEAD business school in France, intended great things for the Sauder School of Business and its hometown, Vancouver. Admittedly...

Aug 1, 2007
Hastings Racetrack: Let it Ride
Kevin Chong

For sheer excitement and drama, nothing beats Hastings racetrack. And getting in on the action with a horse of your own can cost as little as a few hundred dollars a month (if you’re willing to share). But be warned; you could get trampled.

Jul 29, 2007
Chasing Your Dream Car
Dave Watson

The first time I laid eyes on Jezebel, she was in the company of one of my best friends. She looked a little rough around the edges, but she was a beauty, even beneath her factory-installed vinyl roof and clumsy after-market paint job. She may have been a bit worn out, but still, I wouldn’t have thrown her out of the garage for leaking a bit of oil, transmission lubricant or brake cylinder fluid. I was in love.

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