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July/August 2019

In this issue

Jul 29, 2019
Carry On: Airport shopping raises its game
Charlene Rooke

Passing through Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) a few years ago left me agog at the retail therapy I’d been missing: an outlet of cheap-chic Dutch department store HEMA, a Suitsupply custom-tailoring shop and the Gall & Gall liquor store, where I scored a rare bottle of German Monkey 47 gin. Another terminal to shop: Melbourne (MEL), which recently debuted its elegant...

Jul 24, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Iskwew Air breaks both literal and figurative borders
Matt O'Grady

Growing up in northern B.C., Teara Fraser had a rather limited horizon. The family bounced from town to town, and her single mother from job to job (her Métis father died when she was three). Fraser left Quesnel for Vancouver at age 20—with no high school diploma, little money and even fewer prospects. “I said to myself, If I stay...

Jul 19, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum is back, but his future (and the city’s) is uncertain
Frances Bula

On election night last October, Doug McCallum did something no other mayor would dare to try in this region where beleaguered residents are wracked by angst over the cost of housing and seething with resentment toward developers and anyone they perceive as the 1 percent. The newly elected Surrey mayor dedicated a notable part of his victory speech to lavish appreciation for...

Jul 19, 2019
On Trend: Driving change in car services
Juan Rivera

Luxury carmaker Genesis Motors, a division of Hyundai Motor Group, is setting itself apart from competitors. Through the Genesis at Home service, prospective buyers can go online, pick out a car and request a test drive. Operating in the Lower Mainland, Kelowna and soon Victoria, Genesis’s distributors will get in touch and arrange a demonstration at your home or office.

Jul 18, 2019
It's a tough climate for condo owners, but not in the way you think
Richard Littlemore

The climate has changed. In some corners, those may still be fighting words, but even if you’re not among the British Columbians who have endured extraordinary floods or fires lately, when you get your next quote on home insurance, you’re likely to find that years of stormy weather have combined into what is becoming an extremely costly trend. The immediate evidence comes...

Jul 15, 2019
5 questions with B.C.’s first innovation commissioner, Alan Winter
Nick Rockel

1. What is your role? To be a champion for innovation in B.C. That means how do we get more investment, and it’s really through three different ways. It’s developing partnerships with the federal government, encouraging international investment here and making sure that from a provincial point of view, we’re investing in the right things. More specifically, the government established an innovation...

Jul 12, 2019
Go Figure: How much power will it take to keep us cool this summer?
Melissa Edwards

A/C accounts for about 20% of provincial power consumption, or 1,300 megawatts on the hottest days of summer AVERAGE ELECTRICITY PRICES IN VANCOUVER, IN CENTS PER KILOWATT-HOUR, 2017:RESIDENTIAL: 11:3INDUSTRIAL: 7.05 IN 2016, B.C.'S TOTAL ENERGY DEMAND WAS MET BY ESTIMATED GENERATING POTENTIAL OF 1,000 TO 3,000 MEGAWATTS ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR A 100MW GEOTHERMAL PLANT: $40 MILLION...

Jul 12, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do this summer
By the Editors

For 40 years, the annual Kamloopa Powwow has celebrated the Secwepemc people’s culture and heritage. The colourful mix of storytelling, food, song and dance in traditional regalia attracts performers, craftspeople and spectators from all over North America. Dancers and drummers compete for thousands of dollars in prizes in categories that include Chicken, Fancy Feather, Fancy Shawl, Grass, Jingle and Traditional.

Jul 8, 2019
Why did this Japanese tech titan choose B.C.?
Dee Hon

Fujitsu Intelligence Technology (FIT) operates from a modest space in downtown Vancouver’s Marine Building that masks the company’s global reach and world-changing ambitions. Four engineers study flat screens on one side of the room, too busy for the moment to mind the Ping-Pong table or eat the snacks laid out on the small kitchen island behind them. You can stand...

Jul 4, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Soccer players Melissa Tancredi and Selenia Iacchelli get down to business
Felicity Stone

What happens when two medical professionals meet on the soccer pitch? For chiropractor Melissa Tancredi and physiotherapist Selenia Iacchelli, the outcome was co-founding a Vancouver clinic. The pair first got together as members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 2015, but they already knew each other by reputation. “The soccer world’s very small, especially on the national team,” Iacchelli...

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