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Feb 21, 2017
These stores have nothing to hide from the customer
Amanda Ross

Listening in on shoppers is all in a day’s work for the team at Dish & Du/er, a recent addition to Vancouver’s athleisure line-up. In its hipster Gastown perch, the local brand doubles down on tech-forward fabrics (think pants that...

Feb 16, 2017
Vancouver's bike economy: the hottest thing on two wheels
Jacob Parry

The proliferation of green-painted bike lanes around downtown Vancouver may be the surest sign of the power of the local cycling lobby, but behind store windows and in offices and garages, another revolution is underway. As residents ride their bicycles...

Feb 16, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $47 million to live like a lord
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1238 Tecumseh Avenue, Vancouver Price: $46,800,000 MLS: R2138016 The skinny: Five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 10,000-square-foot house on a 20,000-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy. The bling: Forget all that nouveau, ultraluxe, new-build nonsense. The real sign you are not simply richer than Croesus but come from old...

Feb 9, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $6 million for fancy in the front and all business inside
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1949 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $5,988,800 MLS: R2135368 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,796-square-foot house on a 6,000-square-foot lot in Vancouver. The bling: Appearances can be deceptive. We all know this. On the outside, you’re a regular guy. Your suits are good quality...

Feb 6, 2017
Will Canada meet its emissions reduction commitments made in Paris?
Maxime Charron

On November 18, 2016, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna released her plan to combat climate change, with a primary goal to stay beneath the scientifically determined limit of 2 degrees Celsius of planetwide warming. The 91-page plan serves as a high-level...

Feb 6, 2017
How Best Buy built up its brand by focusing on customers
Marcie Good

Late last November, a video shot at a Best Buy store in Halifax went big on Twitter. The scene: staff lined up near the front door, applauding, as dozens of customers strolled in to kick off Black Friday. That week...

Feb 6, 2017
His Life's a Journey: Lunch with Holidays for Humanity CEO Aaron Smith
Lucy Hyslop

Aaron Smith shakes his head as he recalls downing 250 millilitres of industrial-grade hot sauce. “What you do for sea turtles,” the CEO of Holidays for Humanity says of the dare that raised nearly a $1,000 and enabled a Costa...

Feb 6, 2017
British Columbians choose mortgages over RRSPs
Melissa Edwards

$24,100 That’s the average amount withdrawn by British Columbians who have taken money out of their RRSPs before retirement, according to a 2016 BMO study—51 per cent more than the national average. As Canadians scramble this month to make tax-year...

Feb 3, 2017
Office Space: Smaller is better at McCarthy Tétrault's new Vancouver digs
Felicity Stone

"The legal profession is changing so quickly,” says Matthew Peters, national innovation leader at McCarthy Tétrault. “The profession is going to look very different 10 to 20 years from now. We can’t, like the old days, design and assume that...

Feb 2, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for this off-grid survivalist setting
Fiona Morrow

Address: Mowgli Island Price: $4,000,000 MLS: See listing here The skinny: Four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house on a private island north of Saltspring. The bling: You must have heard the news: billionaires the world over are busy building end-of-times houses all the better to facilitate...

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