May 30, 2023
Two of six foodtech projects to secure $516,959 from the CFIN have strong presence in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

The Canadian food industry is pro-innovation. But even though it’s known to explore new opportunities with technology, processing and manufacturing and sustainable agriculture, food security remains a major problem across the country. To that end, national member-based organization Canadian Food...

May 23, 2023
Pacific Trader: Lundin Gold shines in uncertain times
Michael McCullough

In the first quarter of this year, the company notched a new high of 140,021 ounces of gold recovered at an all-in sustaining cost of US$728 per ounce. With gold continuing to flirt with US$2,000 an ounce, that makes for a tidy profit.

May 12, 2023
The 2023 Women of the Year Awards: Equity and Inclusion Champion - Runner-up
Rushmila Rahman

For a long time, Selena Woo pretended she wasn’t Chinese. Even though she was sent to Chinese school every Saturday, she wouldn’t practice it, she wouldn’t respond to her parents in the language, and when she left home to move...

May 9, 2023
Pacific Trader: Western Forest Products is in the deep (value) woods
Michael McCullough

The stock: Many investors are keeping their powder dry in anticipation of a recession setting in later this year. They’re looking to buy stocks on the cheap as earnings sag and sentiment sours. But in some sectors, there’s no need...

May 3, 2023
25 B.C. businesses receive Desjardins GoodSpark Grants
Nathan Caddell

For the third year, Quebec-based financial services provider Desjardins Group has rolled out its GoodSpark Grants program, which gives funding to small businesses across the country. This time around, the company doled out $20,000 to 150 different businesses for a...

May 2, 2023
The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale crowns three finalists, including a former contender
Nathan Caddell

I first encountered Carlyn Loncaric at a pitch event put on by The Forum some six years ago. She ended up as a top-11 finalist that year for a product that was undoubtedly impressive: a handheld sonar device called the...

May 2, 2023
Baker Tilly Audit Engagements
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Baker Tilly In Canada, private and public companies and non-profit organizations must adhere to complex and thorough financial reporting and corporate governance requirements. An audit engagement enables a company’s independent professional accountant to issue an opinion on the fairness of...

Apr 27, 2023
Nimbus Synergies launches new program for health tech startups
By the Editors

B.C. has become something of a hotbed for startups looking to solve pressing challenges in the healthcare industry. With new health platforms, apps, medical devices and diagnostic solutions, there’s no shortage of impact-focused innovations in the province. But startups also have a...

Apr 26, 2023
Pacific Trader: Why Eupraxia Pharma is the picture of health
Michael McCullough

The stock: Canada’s relatively puny life sciences sector has been mostly ailing of late. Like some other future-focused sectors, the S&P/TSX Capped Health Care Index has come down with a case of inflation and high interest rates, sinking 43.6 percent...

Apr 11, 2023
Pacific Trader: Hive Blockchain is buzzing with bitcoin's rebound
Michael McCullough

The stock: Don’t look now, but bitcoin is back above US$30,000. The start of a new cryptocurrency growth cycle or a dead-cat bounce? Your answer will likely depend on whether you’re crypto believer or skeptic. But what if you’re on...

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