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June 2019

In this issue

Jul 2, 2019
5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph
Felicity Stone

1. What does the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean for the corporate world in terms of dealing with Indigenous Peoples? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 calls to action for every sector and segment of Canadian society. The 92nd was specifically for the business community, asking them to make resources available for their people to learn...

Jun 17, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Vancouver caterer Jacques Kabuya
Nathan Caddell

Some stories have an obvious starting point. For Jacques Kabuya, there are a few to choose from. It could be at five years old, when he moved from his birthplace of Lusaka, Zambia, to Vancouver with his mother and older brother. Or maybe it’s at 13, when he began helping out in the kitchen with local charities after his mom...

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 in B.C., 2017: Average summer rate for a room in a Vancouver hotel with three or more stars: Average summer rate in...

Jun 10, 2019
On Trend: Three local axe-throwing outfits carving out a niche
Felicity Stone

June 13 is International Axe Throwing Day. Wielding the chopping tool goes way back, but flinging one at a wooden target seems to have got off the ground in 2006 with the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. The sport arrived in B.C. 10 years later when Bad Axe Throwing, launched in Burlington, Ontario, in 2014, opened a Surrey location–now...

Jun 5, 2019
After Hours: What to read and do this June
By the Editors

With the surface deposits of California’s gold mines largely tapped out, in 1858 more than 25,000 fortune hunters headed north to the Fraser River Canyon, where local First Nations had discovered the precious ore. The resulting Fraser River War between newcomers and the Nlaka’pamux Nation compelled the British government to declare the territory the Colony of British Columbia. In 1860...

Jun 4, 2019
Viking Air's newly acquired Dash-8 is ready for takeoff
Matt O'Grady

When Dave Curtis calls in early February, it’s the seventh time our interview has been rescheduled over the course of three months. The CEO of Viking Air has been a very busy man—and, if truth be told, a bit worried about talking to the media in the wake of his blockbuster deal, announced last November, to acquire Bombardier’s Dash-8 program...

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