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Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Christopher Reed's Queer Based Media puts the spotlight on queer creators
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: There are fish out of water stories, and then there’s what Chris Reed experienced growing up in Sherwood Park, Alberta: “I lived in a white suburban oil town and went to a Catholic junior high. I’m Indigenous and...

Apr 6, 2022
Go Figure: Smaller towns play a big role in the local film and TV industry
Melissa Edwards

With Prince Rupert starring as the location for The Island Between Tides, we focus our lens on the B.C. movie and TV sector’s impact beyond big city lights. Sonic the Hedgehog: Paramount Pictures; First Blood: A.F. Archive/Alamy Stock Photo; iStock...

Apr 5, 2022
Wētā FX to open Vancouver VFX studio
By the Editors

The visual effects company behind Avatar, The Batman and the locally filmed Peacemaker series for HBO Max is headed to Vancouver. Wētā FX, known for creating the worlds of co-founder Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films and the dark domains...

Mar 18, 2022
Hey, local makers: Now’s the time to enter the Made in Vancouver Awards
Alyssa Hirose

We’re coming at you today with a call from our sister publication, Vancouver magazine: their Made in Vancouver Awards are in full swing, and the deadline to apply is April 15. The Made in Vancouver Awards celebrate the city’s best makers.

Feb 18, 2022
Vancouver magazine’s Power 50 party is March 1, and you’re invited
By BCBusiness

Our sister publication is hosting a party for the 50 most influential people in Vancouver, and like any good sibling, we’re passing along the invite. (Don’t tell our parents.) (Just kidding; if the ruling “parents” in this case are provincial...

Feb 15, 2022
Futurpreneur launches “Startup and Prosper” podcast for young Black entrepreneurs
Alyssa Hirose

Black entrepreneurs (and anyone looking for some major biz-related inspiration) can look forward to tuning in to Futurpreneur’s first-ever podcast. Startup and Prosper launches at the end of this month, and according to host Mona-Lisa Prosper, it’s as uplifting as it...

Feb 1, 2022
On Trend: These B.C. companies are using TikTok for marketing muscle
Alyssa Hirose

There’s nothing like a viral video to make a business blow up (that’s Gen Z for prosper, oldies). Video-sharing app TikTok has turned social media marketing into an entirely different game, and these B.C. companies are in it to win...

Jan 27, 2022
Weekend Warrior: Longhouse Media founder Keenan Beavis keeps up the family jiu-jitsu legacy
Nathan Caddell

Getting COVID did a number on Keenan Beavis, knocking him out of any meaningful exercise for almost a month. But as soon as he was able, the Langley native and founder of digital marketing agency Longhouse Media was back in...

Jan 25, 2022
Vancouver magazine’s Power 50 list names Musqueam Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation No.1
BCBusiness

Our sister publication Vancouver magazine’s latest Power 50 list went live yesterday, naming the Musqueam Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation as the most powerful people in the city. It’s inarguable that when it comes to power, money matters, but the list...

Nov 4, 2021
There’s a B.C.-based Indigenous skincare brand on Dragons’ Den next week
Alyssa Hirose

A few Saturdays ago, I tagged along with a friend and drove across the city to a local makers market. Once we got in, I was happy to peruse the wares—candles, cookies, ceramics—but she walked straight to the Sḵwálwen Botanicals booth...

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