September 2018

In this issue

Sep 10, 2018
After Hours: What to read and do this September
By the Editors

Less than 10 years after SFU was built, then–university president Pauline Jewett was lamenting its isolation on the top of Burnaby Mountain. She proposed building a village. It now exists. UniverCity is a bustling, sustainable community with shops, services and some 5,000 residents. In Building Community: Defining, Designing, Developing UniverCity, Gordon Harris, president and CEO of SFU Community Trust, with...

Sep 6, 2018
On Trend: These chefs take local to the next level
Felicity Stone

■ Movable Feast Earlier this year, Squamish Nation chef Paul Natrall hit the road in North Vancouver with his Mr. Bannock food truck. Natrall serves Indigenous fusion items made with traditional ingredients (juniper berries, smoked wild salmon and, naturally, bannock) and methods ■ Good to Go Restaurant veterans Dennis and Dariya Peckham have combined their interests in health, fitness and nutrition...

Sep 5, 2018
Five Questions for new Arts Club head Ashlie Corcoran
Nathan Caddell

1. What’s the challenge in taking over from Bill Millerd, who was at the Arts Club for 47 years?I would say it’s not a challenge; it’s an amazing opportunity. Bill’s created this fantastic legacy. The Arts Club is an incredibly vibrant place artistically, financially and organizationally. It’s a great launching pad for us moving into the future. 2. What were the main...

Sep 4, 2018
Property Watch: New mortgage rules are making their mark on B.C. home buyers and sellers
Steve Saretsky

Housing markets are highly correlated with mortgage debt. If such debt is increasing, you can expect house prices to rise, and if it’s decreasing, look for them to fall. This trend has been well documented by Steve Keen, an economics professor at Kingston University in the U.K.; and by economists Atif Mian and Amir Sufi in their 2014 book House...

Aug 31, 2018
Poll: Is #MeToo bringing about positive change in your workplace?
By the Editors

Mustel Group conducted two surveys for BCBusiness in the spring. The first, from May 28 to June 11, asked 500 people in Metro Vancouver how they were dealing with high gasoline prices. Of the 446 who drove, almost half were changing their behaviour, notes principal Evi Mustel. “I think people are trying to stay closer to their communities and do...

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