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December 2018

In this issue

Dec 18, 2018
Carry On: Tips for smooth travelling, packing and gifting over the festive season
Charlene Rooke

As if crowded transportation hubs, inclement weather and family gatherings aren’t anxiety causing enough, there are less obvious holiday travel headaches. Here’s how to avoid a few of them. At an airport, whatever you pack might be inspected, even in checked bags. Savvy travellers leave presents unwrapped (and throw in gift bags and tissue). For flying, if it’s not solid at room temperature...

Dec 12, 2018
Affluence and Northern Pride in Fort St. John

The City of Fort St. John is ‘The Energetic City,’ and it lives up to it, both in its booming energy sector and in the relative youth of its workforce and community. The City of Fort St. John is actively working to attract those who want to relocate to northeastern B.C. to plant roots and raise families. It’s the youngest community...

Dec 5, 2018
Travel: Germany's answer to Vancouver and Whistler is worth the trip
Nathan Caddell

It’s one of those moments that screams, “How did I get here?” The methods of transportation are easy to explain: a 10-hour flight from Vancouver in one of Lufthansa’s finest aircraft (see sidebar), followed by a two-hour bus ride into the mountains on a road that feels a bit like if the Sea-to-Sky and the Highway to Hell had a...

Dec 4, 2018
Game Plan: Behind the scenes with the Vancouver Canucks
Nathan Caddell

*Editor's Note: This article was written before Stipec and TC Carling departed from the Canucks organization In a rare moment of downtime, Jeff Stipec gazes out on 18,000 or so empty seats that surround a massive sheet of ice. Soon the Vancouver Canucks will play host to defending Stanley Cup champions the Washington Capitals, and if Canucks Sports & Entertainment’s chief...

Dec 3, 2018
Best Cities for Work in B.C. 2019
Andrew Macaulay

With a provincial economy firing on all cylinders the past few years and a tightening labour market putting upward pressure on incomes, it’s a good time to be working just about anywhere in B.C., regardless of where your community ranks. As the economy cruises along, several cities have climbed above 10,000 in population and onto this year’s list, Whistler, Sechelt...

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