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November 2019

In this issue

Nov 22, 2019
Inventory: B.C. First Nations creations from clothing to decor
Felicity Stone

ROOM SERVICE Each of the 18 boutique hotel suites in Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge and Residence is unique, but all were conceived by Indigenous artists in collaboration with local interior designers. A fair trade gallery at street level showcases Indigenous artistic and cultural work. The proceeds from the hotel and gallery go to the non-profit Vancouver Native Housing Society, which owns and operates...

Nov 22, 2019
Go Figure: We carve out some numbers on B.C.'s alpine economy
Melissa Edwards

B.C. has 13 ski resorts20 local ski hills50+ Nordic skiing areas Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski resort by both visitation: 2.4-2.6 million skiers and snowboarders annuallyand area: 8,171 acres of skiable terrain $299.2 million Annual economic impact of snowmobiling in B.C.18,000 km of snowmobiling trails$257 Average daily spending per snowmobiler Membership of Mountain Equipment Co-op when founded in...

Nov 15, 2019
The Bug Picture: Are we ready to eat crickets?
Melissa Edwards

When returning Spanish ships first brought the potato to Europe from South America in the 1600s, the reception was chilly, to say the least. People regarded the vegetable as alien, dangerous and, well, kind of gross, largely spurning it over the next few decades. Then Antoine-Augustin Parmentier—the 18th-century version of an Instagram influencer—made it his mission to popularize the potato...

Nov 15, 2019
Property Watch: An oversupply of condos is not a good sign
Steve Saretsky

To put it mildly, the B.C. real estate sector has had a difficult 2019. As of the end of August, home sales sat well below last year’s levels, down 16 percent. While there have been encouraging signs in recent months that activity is picking up, the market and those who make their living in it still face many headwinds. The most obvious one:...

Nov 1, 2019
9 questions with U.S. media mogul Steve Forbes
Nick Rockel

1. In your view, how healthy is the Canada-U.S. relationship? What should Canada be doing to keep ties between our two countries strong? One is to urge our Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. And also set a good example by instead of your prime minister raising taxes, you should be cutting taxes. In other words, doing what [Canada] did a...

Nov 1, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in November 2019
Felicity Stone

Run as a charity to benefit the community, Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food & Drink is 11 days of culinary workshops, winemaker dinners, food and drink seminars, health and wellness events, parties and presentations. Learn how to cook and eat sustainably, experience a global night market, go to a Warhol Factory Party or enjoy drinks from scotch, gin and vodka...

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