Contents | Dec. 2010

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The Best Companies to Work for in B.C. 2010

Size doesn't matter in our ninth annual ranking of B.C. top workplaces. Check out the winners, the analysis, the video.


A Bid For Fortune

In the public imagination, they'll always be known for the fast-talking auctioneer dropping the gavel on Grandma's tea set, but auction houses aren't what they used to be.
By Timothy Taylor

The Skins Game

After decades of animal-rights protests and declining interest from domestic buyers, Canada's fur industry is heating up. Thank the Chinese.
By Jessica Barrett

The Emperor's New Clothes

Edgar Kaiser was everywhere in the 1980s, enjoying the jet-setting lifestyle expected of the heir to an American fortune. What's become of him?
By Vicki O'Brien

Wheeler Dealer

When the 2008 recession hit, the contemporary art market fell apart, taking many of its prominent dealers with it. But not Vancouver's leading gallerist, Catriona Jeffries, who is thriving like never before.
By Frances Bula

Coffee Talk

Blenz coffee king George Moen on competing with Starbucks and his global aspirations.
By David Jordan


Brief:The former director of B.C.'s Information and Privacy Branch on Victoria's culture of secrecy

Brief:B.C.'s modern-day gold rush for rare earth minerals

Brief:Knowing how to say no to that fabulous app

Expat:Nicole Baker gets gazumped in London, U.K.

Inquiring Minds:Whom Do You Go to for Advice?

Need to Know:When Should You Upgrade Your Office Technology?

Crossroads:From Canada Line to Castlegar: Columbia Power's Jane Bird

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