Contents | June 2014


All Hopped Up

In less than five years, the multinational beer companies have lost 10 points of market share in B.C. to independent brewers. The thirst for locally produced beer shows no signs of abating, drawing a growing-and unlikely-collection of entrepreneurs into the business.
by David Jordan


Special Report: Northern B.C.

The north has long been an economic engine for the province, especially during the heyday of forestry. Now, whole new industries are reshaping the region. Kitimat's surprising rise from "doom to boom".
by Matt O'Grady

The Rebirth of Prince George

The economic engine of the north will be in the spotlight in 2015, and not just because of a certain royal baby.
by Kristen Hilderman

A Tale of Two Towns

How Smithers and Burns Lake are looking to replace mill jobs with tourism.
by David Godsall

The Road from Ruin

It was the biggest failure of a law firm in Canadian history. But from the ashes of Heenan Blaikie two Vancouver firms have arisen, each hoping to prove that bigger isn't always better.
by Marcie Good



The trucker strike may have ended, but for many in the industry, the bigger problem-massive wait times caused by unyielding congestion-is far from being resolved.
by Jacob Parry

CULTUREChristopher Gaze

Christopher Gaze founded Bard on the Beach, Vancouver's phenomenally successful Shakespeare festival, 25 years ago. During that time, budgets have increased from $35,000 a year to over $5 million. The British-born creative director explains how Bard has succeeded where other Vancouver theatre companies have failed.
by Kristen Hilderman

RETAILDesigning a Destination

This time next year on your way to YVR, you'll be able to stop at the Lower Mainland's latest experiment in open-air malls-part of an attempt by the airport authority to diversify revenues away from air travel.
by Kristen Hilderman


FINANCE The advent of equity crowdfunding shows promise for many would-be entrepreneurs. But understand the risk of getting into bed with a bunch of unknown partners.

VISUAL LEARNING Stuck inside the office while the outdoor living is easy? Here are six ways to get over the summertime blues.

ASIA Why doing business in South Korea just got a whole lot easier (and more interesting).

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