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May 2019

In this issue

May 16, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Science World's Sandy Eix fiddles around
Felicity Stone

Music and science have been twin passions for Sandy Eix since her teens. Now director of STEM learning at Science World in Vancouver, she studied piano and played in the orchestra for high school musicals in her hometown of Oakville, Ontario. Her love of science led to degrees in physics: a BSc from Waterloo, followed by an MSc and a...

May 14, 2019
Matrix: Memorable moments with Christine Day, David Foster, Jim Pattison and Joseph Segal at the Top 100
Nathan Caddell

MEMORABLE MOMENT: Jimmy told a story of visiting one of his supermarkets on Vancouver Island. He noticed how clean and shiny the floors were, but yet they weren’t slippery. So he said to the general manager, “Who’s responsible for this?” He brought the janitor over, and I don’t think the janitor really knew who he was talking to. Because Jimmy...

May 13, 2019
Entry Level: Alice de Crom runs a blooming business with Floralista
Nathan Caddell

Alice de Crom has always loved flowers (her parents owned a greenhouse when she was young), so after graduating high school, she enrolled in the only florist class she could find, about an hour away at Kerrisdale’s famed Thomas Hobbs. Meanwhile, de Crom was working part-time at a local Starbucks, where she displayed her arrangements on the counter. As luck would...

May 8, 2019
Pot Shots: Four B.C. cannabis companies that continue to grow
Guy Saddy

As of March, the value of Canada’s six largest cannabis companies totalled almost $43 billion—that’s a lot of cash (or kush). But not all the buzz is reserved for the biggest firms. Take these four B.C.-based companies, all of which have the potential to play in the pot space for the foreseeable future. CATEGORY: Cannabis products, accessories and clothing LOCATION: Its first, flagship...

May 7, 2019
Power Ball: The new team trying to prove professional sports can work in the Fraser Valley
Nathan Caddell

Lee Genier doesn’t have to look far from the Abbotsford Centre for proof that outside Vancouver, professional sports in the Lower Mainland are a tenuous bet at best. It’s a 20-minute drive to the Langley Events Centre (LEC), home of the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants. The team just finished its third season in the building after 15 in Vancouver’s Pacific...

May 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in May
By BCBusiness

The Maya, who may once have numbered a couple of million people spread across what are now Guatemala, Belize and parts of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, are renowned for their architecture, mathematics skills, astronomical system and sophisticated calendar. This month, Victoria’s Royal BC Museum launches Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises, presented in North America for the first time. The...

May 3, 2019
Go Figure: Welcome to B.C's newest area code
Melissa Edwards

When B.C. is expected to run out of phone numbers using all of the current four area codes. Between the launch of 604 and a second area code (250) Between this month's new code (672) and the previous addition (236) Share of B.C. households with a landline in 2016 Share that only had a landline Estimated number of mobile devices recycled in B.C., 2017 Average monthly...

May 1, 2019
Prefab homes could solve housing shortages in B.C. and abroad
Frances Bula

Louie Quilt hefts a sheet of drywall into a box about the size of a cabin sitting in the middle of the shop floor, the next step for what will become a compact studio apartment for a not-so-well-off resident of Burnaby this spring. Originally from Williams Lake and the Tsilhqot’in Nation, Quilt has just finished his first four months working at...

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