Jun 18, 2021
Technology Impact Awards announce 2021 finalists

Technologically speaking, we’ve never been in better spirits. Just ask the BC Tech Association, which has announced the finalists for its 2021 Technology Impact Awards. The province’s largest and longest-running tech awards saw a record 44 finalists across 11 categories. Inspiration from...

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Jun 17, 2021
Ranking the proposed names for the Vancouver Canucks’ new AHL team
Nathan Caddell

The Vancouver Canucks finally committed to moving their farm team closer to home this off-season, leaving the confines of Utica, New York, for the considerably more fertile ground (yeah, that’s a farm joke) of Abbotsford. Although professional sports have been something...

Jun 16, 2021
Student-led investment group bets on beloved coffee shop in Downtown Eastside
Pallavi Rao

Student impact investors from the Vancouver Social Value Fund (VSVF) have helped raise $200,000 to finance a struggling coffee shop in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. East Van Roasters, located at 319 Carrall Street, risked permanent closure after its parent company restructured. That’s...

Jun 16, 2021
Meet the Vancouver company making it easier to buy and sell NFTs
Nathan Caddell

The whole idea of non-fungible tokens can be hard to wrap your head around, let alone the thought of designing or purchasing one. Enter CoinOS, a Vancouver company that recently launched a white-label NFT marketplace designed to make it easy...

Jun 16, 2021
Pacific Trader: Boston Pizza fires up its ovens—and share units—with the prospect of reopening
Michael McCullough

The stock: This week’s announcement that B.C. is entering stage two of its pandemic reopening plan—with expanded indoor dining and bar service—must have been music to the ears of investors in Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (TSX:BPF.UN). Their optimism pushed the Richmond-based company’s units to a COVID-19-era high of $14.85. There...

Jun 16, 2021
8 Signature Golf Holes in Kamloops
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops With gorgeous views, an eight-month season, and a crowd-free, relaxed ambiance, deciding where to golf in Kamloops might be the toughest choice you make all summer. Its top courses offer relaxed play, winding parkland layouts and dramatic riverside links—and signature holes known for their challenge, diversity, and incredible...

Jun 15, 2021
One B.C. CEO makes Glassdoor’s list of Canada’s top 25
Nathan Caddell

Engineering consultant McElhanney doesn’t have the name recognition of some of B.C.’s more notable firms. And its president and CEO, Allan Russell, isn’t necessarily Ryan Holmes or Chip Wilson. But Russell is the only B.C.-based chief executive on Glassdoor’s 2021 list...

Jun 14, 2021
Vancouver tech company wins $200,000 award from Department of National Defence
Pallavi Rao

Metaspectral, a B.C. company specializing in deriving real-time insights from high-resolution imaging software, has won nearly $230,000 from the Department of National Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. The program saw 210 participants submit 283 proposals for...

Jun 11, 2021
Vancouver entrepreneurs bring sparkling new innovation to window cleaning industry
By the Editors

Many winners of Mitacs’ annual Entrepreneur Awards are worth looking up to. Whether Hossein Kamali fits in that category is up for debate, but his innovation certainly does. The only B.C.-based name among the five winners of the sixth annual Mitacs...

Jun 11, 2021
Will this B.C. tech innovation help drive the cities of tomorrow?
Nick Rockel

A building as a giant rechargeable battery? Besides providing zero-emission vehicles with clean, renewable power, a local innovation could help cities run better. UBC’s faculty of applied science recently broke ground on the Renewable Energy Hub, which aims to turn a...

Jun 10, 2021
Inventory: These B.C. refilleries provide low-waste solutions for our everyday grocery needs
Alyssa Hirose

Nada has been providing package-free grocery items since it opened in Vancouver in 2015, but founders Brianne Miller and Alison Carr expanded into delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their partnership with Shift Delivery transports goods like flour, pasta and granola...

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