Nov 23, 2021
Think Big, Live Small
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Glenlyon Norfolk School “When I think of learning outcomes for our students, it starts with learning in an environment where there are fewer distractions and where the focus is on being well rounded students and developing skills in all areas of school,” says Trevor Mannion, Director of Enrolment at Glenlyon...

Nov 17, 2021
Inventory: The BCBusiness Holiday Gift Guide
Alyssa Hirose

Yes, it’s holiday shopping time already. And as much as we’re sure your friends and family would love another generic bath bomb or festive tie, we’ve put together a list of non-basic gifts—all from companies based in B.C. Flax Home’s cosy...

Nov 12, 2021
Meet the new B.C. brand making affordable, Scandinavian-style furniture entirely in Canada
Alyssa Hirose

Andrew McKillop’s background is in finance, so when he moved from the U.K. to Vancouver five years ago, that was the industry he looked to enter. But a small shift to project management led to a big shift to more creative fields, as McKillop started...

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...

Nov 3, 2021
Carooga: Car buying at its best. Online.
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + Carooga Financing is right up there on the no-fun list along with pushy salespeople, confusing bank terms and wild-goose chasing for the perfect vehicle. Typically the most draining, confusing, and time consuming aspect of purchasing a car is financing it. Finally, this has taken a turn for the better...

Oct 28, 2021
Going On 30: United & Free Skincare puts on a brave face through three-year rebrand
Nathan Caddell

“It’s been sort of a wild ride,” says Brandon Morrison over the phone. Fair enough. The last time we talked, Morrison and I were on the conference floor of a swanky downtown hotel where he was being celebrated as one of BCBusiness’ 2018 30 Under...

Oct 21, 2021
Want to resell your used clothing? Check out these 8 local consignment companies
Alyssa Hirose

There's no way around it: the "easiest" way to sell used clothes online is Facebook Marketplace. But if you don't want to deal with haggling (annoying) and meeting up with strangers (dangerous), there's plenty of other local options for selling...

Oct 21, 2021
Shop booze-free bevs this Sober October at Vancouver's first zero-proof pop-up
Stacey McLachlan

Despite the parade of hard seltzers, craft beers, rosé ciders and boozy kombuchas that’s hitting the shelves at any given time these days, we’re actually living in a teetotaler’s paradise. Between artisanal the faux gins like Seedlip and hoppy non-alcoholic...

Oct 15, 2021
Going back to the office? Here’s how to prevent separation anxiety in your pet
Alyssa Hirose

For folks going back to the office this fall (or the 78.6 percent of British Columbians who prefer a hybrid of remote and in-person work), the new new normal will require some adaptation. And for those of us who have...

Oct 1, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Vancouver city councillor Rebecca Bligh is a stand-up politician
Nathan Caddell

Rebecca Bligh has done triathlons, half marathons and gran fondos. One summer, she did the Grouse Grind 40 times to raise money for a children’s charity. But about five years ago, she found her true athletic passion: paddleboarding. Asked what she...

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