July/August 2018

In this issue

Aug 22, 2018
After Hours: Fraser Valley eats, classic camper trailers and economics demystified
By the Editors

As the owner of Well Seasoned, a gourmet food shop in Langley, as well as a resident and municipal councillor, Angie Quaale knows where to go for fresh berries, craft beer, artisanal cheese and other tasty treats. Eating Local in the Fraser Valley is an insider’s guide to producers and purveyors from Langley to Chilliwack, with side trips to Surrey...

Aug 20, 2018
Harbouring Ambitions: Nanaimo’s tech scene shines above government bickering
Andrew Findlay

Talby Mckay, founder and president of Northern Biomass Consulting, folds heavily tattooed forearms over his chest and gazes at a scale model of an industrial facility that he hopes to break ground on this summer in Nanaimo. At full capacity, the joint venture between Northern Biomass and Colorado-based Biochar Now will produce roughly 70,000 kilograms of biochar a day at...

Aug 16, 2018
New-generation airport lounges and laser tag cruise ships
Charlene Rooke

Cool summer Swim against the current this summer by going north. Norwegian Bliss debuts out of Seattle as the largest cruise ship to Alaska, with a racetrack and laser tag for the kids, Jersey Boys and Margaritaville dining for grown-ups. Or catch some Yukon midnight sun: flights to Whitehorse are 2.5 hours from Vancouver or Victoria, and Dawson City a one-hour connection away. Plan...

Aug 15, 2018
Lunch with Cambridge House CEO Jay Martin
Lucy Hyslop

After nearly a decade guiding and rafting in the great outdoors of B.C., Australia and New Zealand, Jay Martin never thought he’d go indoors to run the family firm. Not that Martin felt any pressure to take over the reins of Vancouver-based Cambridge House International, a mining and technology events organizer started in 1993 by his father, Joe, who also...

Aug 14, 2018
Go Figure: As DOTA2 competition hits Vancouver, B.C.’s video game industry powers up another level
Melissa Edwards

Our province’s reputation as a video game hub moves up another notch with the “Super Bowl of eSports”

Aug 13, 2018
Office Space: WiderFunnel embraces team spirit
Felicity Stone & Aleena Deandra

Growing from 13 to 35 workers in three years, WiderFunnel, which tests marketing strategies for other businesses, needed an office that wasn’t just bigger but better. So the Vancouver-based company leased a space with spectacular views of downtown and Burrard Inlet, then surveyed staff about what they needed to be productive and creative. The result is a workplace that accommodates...

Aug 10, 2018
How to create a happier workplace
Danielle Egan

BC Hydro and Power Authority’s materials management warehouse is the depot for every nut and bolt of the province’s power supply—from light switches to 40,000-pound spools of power line. When the Surrey facility faced shipment delays and staff morale issues in 2016, the boss knew he had to act fast to implement change. “Our team is part of a vast...

Aug 9, 2018
Three possible scenarios for Vancouver's housing market
Guy Saddy

THE UPSHOT: In the aftermath of a worldwide trade war or another macroeconomic shock, financial markets dive–and Vancouver’s bloated property prices drop 50 percent or moreWHO'S CALLING IT: Marc Cohodes, the ex–Wall Street trader who recently (and successfully) shorted Canadian lender Home Capital Group, has predicted a 50- to 80-percent correction; the dinner party guest who has a lot to...

Aug 8, 2018
Growing Legal: Six organizations ready to take advantage of cannabis legalization
Nathan Caddell

Based:VancouverLaunched: 2018What it’s rolling out:Because blockchain is everywhere all the time, proponents of the online ledger are already getting in on the cannabis game. Vancouver’s DMG Blockchain Solutions is developing CannaChain as an e-commerce marketplace and supply-chain management system. CannaChain intends to give consumers total transparency and quality assurances by tracking product from licensed growers all the way to the...

Aug 7, 2018
Bright Ideas: One B.C. family is painting the province neon
Felicity Stone

Troy Hibbs arrives at his office looking none the worse for wear despite being up during the night with his two-year-old daughter, Lillya, who has stomach flu. But then, family figures prominently in his business, TDH (Troy David Hibbs) Experiential Fabricators, a specialty sign manufacturer located in a Langley business park. His father, David, a veteran neon sign maker, acts...

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