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Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: Finning International
Nick Rockel

It sounds old-fashioned, but Finning International got to be the world’s largest dealer of Caterpillar equipment by building relationships. The company kicked off its global expansion in the 1990s, after moving into Alberta to supply the oil and gas industry. In Chile, president and CEO Scott Thomson notes, Vancouver-based Finning...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: West Fraser Timber Co.
Nathan Caddell

Despite having spent a good chunk of his career with Vancouver-based West Fraser Timber Co., Ted Seraphim calls himself a “short-termer.” That’s because after six years in the CEO chair, he’ll be retiring this summer. The man Seraphim succeeded—Henry (Hank) Ketcham, the son of Pete Ketcham, who started the company...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100: This Prince George forestry-services company is making its mark
Nathan Caddell

BID Group made its Top 100 debut last year, at No. 87. The company has proven that wasn’t a fluke. This time around, BID—a turnkey supplier to the wood-processing industry—moves all the way up to 70th. Its 75-percent revenue jump, to $700 million, is the fourth-highest such gain on our...

Jun 19, 2019
On Trend: Helping people age well is a maturing industry in B.C.
Felicity Stone

SOCIAL LIFE In April, 23 Canadian women business owners interested in catering to the elderly in Japan travelled there under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Kris Stewart, CEO and clinical director of Advanced Home Care Solutions in...

Jun 18, 2019
Opinion: Avoiding climate chaos means zeroing in on emissions
David Suzuki

We’re caught in a bad cycle. Global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, causing more extreme weather events and temperature swings. Hotter than normal weather in some places and colder in others means more people are using heat and air conditioning, which creates more emissions. According to a statistical review by...

Jun 18, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of June 10 to 16
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Jun 14, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Surrey bounces back
Nathan Caddell

We’re sorry, Surrey. Well, maybe that wouldn’t really fit our style. Good for you, Surrey. That’s more appropriate, probably. After all, as far as we’re concerned, the city was able to recover from last week with a combination of hard work and...

Jun 13, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lighthouse Labs CEO Jeremy Shaki
Felicity Stone

Jeremy Shaki has a BA in political science from Montreal’s Concordia University, but he doesn’t believe a degree is the route to success for everyone. Especially software developers. In 2013, the former Montrealer co-founded a coding bootcamp with tech-savvy pals Joshua Borts and Kurram Virani. Vancouver-headquartered Lighthouse Labs trains developers in...

Jun 12, 2019
Go Figure: Will it be another record-breaking year for tourism in B.C.?
Melissa Edwards

Visitors from abroad to B.C. in 2018: Non-U.S. international tourists: Total revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: Provincial tax revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: 10-year growth: Tourism businesses operating in B.C. in 2017: Tourism industry jobs: Job openings expected by 2028: Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C.: Visitor nights...

Jun 12, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 2 to 8
By the Editors

Victoria was the real estate hot spot last week. The most expensive home sold in B.C. was in Uplands—and it went for slightly above the asking price of $4.45 million. Thanks to its proximity to the University of Victoria, Uplands...

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