Jul 3, 2020
Pot Shots: Cannabis is essential, so have people been panic-buying in the pandemic?

Gerry Butts, the former high-flying adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is in the news again. OK, not really—unless you count my cousin’s Facebook feed as a verifiable news service. (You could do worse.) On it, the finely surnamed politico...

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Jul 3, 2020
8 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Hand sanitizer for all, pay-what-you-can meals and much more
Darian Kovacs

Entering a new month and a new phase of COVID-19 precautions, B.C. businesses keep finding ways to support each another. The decline in new cases means that companies are starting to reopen their doors and reconnect with customers. Despite that positive change, many are working at reduced capacity and with limited staff. With that in mind, we mustn’t forget to support local businesses and those who work tirelessly on the front lines. Know an organization that’s doing good in...

Jul 2, 2020
Herschel Supply undergoes layoffs as result of COVID-19
Nathan Caddell

After months of dealing with reduced margins thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailer Herschel Supply Co. was forced to reduce staff on June 9. Although the company wouldn’t comment on specifics, a source close to the matter told BCBusiness that 79 people...

Jul 2, 2020
After Hours: Three things to do in summer 2020
By the Editors

Internationally acclaimed Vancouver comedy troupe The Sunday Service hasn’t cancelled a show in 15 years, and even a pandemic can’t stop this chuckle train. Improvisers Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read and Taz VanRassel, along with musical director...

Jun 30, 2020
Meet the Burnaby food truck festival that doubles as a small business indicator
Nathan Caddell

On Saturday, June 20, about 700 people braved a torrential downpour to come to an unremarkable Brentwood parking lot. The former home of a car dealership was being transformed for the first of many biweekly food truck fairs, this one featuring...

Jun 30, 2020
Opinion: Don’t go bargain-hunting for employees
Ben Baker

At the start of the year, working from home was considered a luxury for the privileged few. COVID-19 changed that. The pandemic created both a catalyst and an environment where convention got thrown out the window and technological innovation came to the forefront, enabling remote workforces to be productive and even thrive...

Jun 30, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Former Olympian Adam Kreek gets people moving
Nathan Caddell

For many, Fridays are a way to relax—a port in the hectic storm that is the work week. Not for Adam Kreek. “It seems really normal to me, but it seems odd to a lot of people,” he says with...

Jun 29, 2020
What do we know about Tom Keiser, Hootsuite’s new CEO?
Nathan Caddell

Today’s news that Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes will be replaced as CEO of one of Vancouver’s most notable tech success stories shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Holmes, who will stay on as chair of the company’s board of directors, announced...

Jun 29, 2020
Connectivity Power

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Jun 26, 2020
10 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Donations for clicks, Terry Fox kicks and much more
Darian Kovacs

As life begins to settle into a new normal and we visit our much-missed friends and family, many businesses can breathe a collective sigh of relief. With B.C. slowly but surely moving toward Phase 3 of reopening, we’re looking forward to better times. In the light of recent events, we’re expanding this weekly column beyond COVID-19 to recognize those who are working to benefit our community in any way, whether it’s supporting the Black Lives Matter movement or funding cancer...

Jun 26, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The NHL, going public and changing B.C.’s name
Nathan Caddell

Hey, we stopped doing this in, like, mid-March. Anything happen since then? Now that it feels like the world is ready to be judged once more, a quick reminder of how things go down here. Much of this will be tongue-in-cheek. Some...

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