January/February 2021

In this issue

Feb 18, 2021
The Innovators: General Fusion is getting ready to demonstrate its limitless power
Michael McCullough

Burnaby-headquartered General Fusion has achieved a few firsts in its decades-long quest to harness the as yet untapped power of nuclear fusion, such as building the world’s largest plasma injector. (Plasma is the ionized hydrogen gas that fuels the emission-free reaction, which is roughly the reverse of what happens in a conventional nuclear fission plant.) Already counting Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos...

Feb 16, 2021
Young Guns: Emma Reynolds and Shannon Edlington created a side hustle to make their way in fashion
Nathan Caddell

Starting a company when you already have a full-time job is no easy task. But Emma Reynolds and Shannon Edlington admit that it’s not quite as hard when you and your co-founder live in the same apartment building. The two met three years ago, soon after Reynolds, who was raised in Japan and did a master of international business at the...

Feb 11, 2021
B.C.’s Most Resilient Cities in 2021
Andrew Macaulay

When COVID-19 reached B.C.’s shores in early 2020—and society as we know it ground to a halt—the disease triggered the greatest public health crisis in living memory. Several months into the pandemic, we have a better sense of the risks to human health, but the longer-term impact on the economic health of our communities looks less certain. “We are arguably in...

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