Contents | January 2015


Best Cities for Work in B.C.

Where to find work, keep work and make money doing so. We rank 36 B.C. cities on everything from income growth to labour participation, offering up the definitive guide to B.C.'s job market
by Trevor Melanson and Matt O'Grady


The State of B.C. Survey

How British Columbians view the economic prospects for their household, office and province in 2015. An exclusive poll by Insights West and BCBusiness.
by Matt O'Grady

The Private School Effect

B.C. has one of the best public school systems in the world, and yet an increasing number of parents are opting out. A look at some reasons why.
by Erin Millar

Mining's Pivotal Year

It's been a rough few years for commodity prices, and then last August's Mount Polley incident hit, casting a pall over B.C.'s mining industry. Is 2015 the year things finally turn around?
by Brenda Bouw and Andrew Findlay


MEDIA Staying in the Game

B.C.'s video game industry has long been a bright spot on the local tech scene. But with the province considering whether or not to renew a popular tax credit in next month's budget, many in the industry wonder what the future holds for their companies, and their jobs.
by Jacob Parry


Mindfield founder Cameron Laker on how social media has upended the recruiting business, and why hiring for personality matters.
by Felicity Stone

REAL ESTATE A Tax on All Their Houses

Vancouver has an affordability problem, which many blame on absentee foreign owners. We examine what other jurisdictions around the world are doing about it.
by Alix Drabek

REAL ESTATE A Tax on All Their Houses

Time Hortons is Canada's dominant coffee chain, everywhere except on the Left Coast. Can Tims ever conquer Lotusland?
by Trevor Melanson


WORKPLACEPicking the right location for your business can mean the difference between success and failure. Choose wisely.

VISUAL LEARNINGCommuting is a reality for most working stiffs. Here's how to make the most of the journey.

OFFICE SPACEInside the tasty work environs of Icon Fine Wine

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