June 2018

In this issue

Jun 22, 2018
Go out on top: The BCBusiness guide to retirement and succession planning
Frances Bula

On April 22, 2019, Frances Bula's retirement guide won a gold SABEW Canada Best in Business Award in the personal finance and investing category. This is the fifth year for the awards, which are sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). The BIB Awards are the only journalism awards program in Canada that...

Jun 20, 2018
Travel: In our new Carry On column, John Fluevog shares his tips for a better trip
Charlene Rooke

FLYING BY THE SEATSeatGuru.com knows which aircraft seats don’t recline and which ones intersect head or galley traffic, but it doesn’t have this red-eye tip: right-side sleepers should book window seats on the plane’s right (left-side sleepers, the reverse) for maximum privacy and comfort. Bonus: A recent Emory University/Boeing study showed that window seats risk lower disease transmission inflight. TO PAY...

Jun 15, 2018
Go Figure: The raw numbers around the province’s sushi habit
Melissa Edwards

Sources: Provincial health authorities; City of Vancouver; Spacing.ca; ChopValue Manufacturing; B.C. Ministry of Agriculture...

Jun 13, 2018
What happens if B.C.'s housing bubble bursts
Steve Saretsky

The real estate boom gripping B.C., and the city of Vancouver in particular, has been historic on nearly all fronts. The frenzy to snatch up Vancouver soil kicked off in 2013. Bidding wars for detached homes spread like wildfire, pushing sales to a record in 2015, along with dollar volumes, which hit $8.9 billion that year, according to the Real...

Jun 11, 2018
Five Questions with BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson
Nick Rockel

1. How would you rate the NDP government so far, and why? They’re showing themselves to be erratic and not well prepared to govern. They just did a complete revision on their speculation tax because they figured out they hadn’t thought it through or put it together properly. Their child-care program is getting a huge amount of pushback from the...

Jun 8, 2018
Poll: How do you feel about Facebook account mining?
By BCBusiness

On behalf of BCBusiness, in April Mustel Group asked 360 residents across B.C. whether they have changed their online behaviour since learning how information from people’s Facebook accounts is being exploited. Of the 276 who use social media, almost 40 percent said yes. Principal Evi Mustel isn’t surprised. “I think people are very concerned about privacy,” she observes. “I’ve always...

Jun 5, 2018
B.C.'s Most Loved Brands 2018
Nick Rockel

“Love conquers all; let us too surrender to love.” The Roman poet Virgil wrote that line more than 2,000 years ago, but it helps explain why we switched back to love from influence for our fifth annual ranking of the top B.C.-based brands. For anyone building a brand, nothing beats an emotional connection with consumers. BCBusiness research partner Ipsos again conducted...

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