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...

Jun 7, 2021
On Trend: Haven’t you heard? Polymer earrings are all the rage
Nathan Caddell

Made with many of the same tools you’d use to bake cookies (yep, these things go in the oven), polymer clay earrings are fairly easy and cheap to create, and they look pretty good, too. (Of course, the adornments have also starred in many TikTok and Instagram posts where influencers...

Jun 3, 2021
After Hours: Arctic Voices and dragon boat racing
By the Editors

True North You can’t head up North anytime soon, but here’s the next best thing. Arctic Voices, the newest exhibition at Science World, takes visitors on an interactive tour of the vast region, with an emphasis on its people, ecology and...

May 28, 2021
How two B.C. moms launched Fuse & Sip to drink away the pandemic
Nathan Caddell

Like so many of us, Karen Hope and Monique Zizzy needed a drink when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of last year. Hope, who has a background in event planning, was working with a luxury tourism company, while Zizzy was...

May 20, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Investor Praveen Varshney is putting his heart (and body) into pickleball
Nathan Caddell

As principal of the Vancouver-based investment firm that bears his name, Praveen Varshney does a fair amount of real-estate research. “One of the things we talk about in real estate is the highest net use of the land and how...

Apr 23, 2021
Weekend Warrior: SFU's Sarah Lubik gives body and mind a solid foundation
Nathan Caddell

Sarah Lubik likes to end her innovation classes at SFU with a lesson on entrepreneurial happiness, in which she implores her students to stay active and take care of themselves the best they can. After all, “the more you teach and learn...

Apr 14, 2021
Unique Golf Experiences
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC—but now is not the time to travel. All nonessential travel to and within BC should be avoided. Please stay local and follow the advice of health authorities to keep yourself and others safe. Plan now to #explorekamloops soon. There is nothing quite...

Mar 16, 2021
Inventory: These made-in-B.C. hand sanitizers are helping us keep clean in germy times
Alyssa Hirose

Good Spirits Ampersand Distilling was born in 2014 from a very passionate family: there’s Jeremy and Jessica Schacht’s love of craft cocktails, Jeremy’s father, Stephen Schacht’s, engineering training and Jeremy’s mother, Ramona Froehle-Schacht’s, organic farming know-how. They’re a dream team-turned-clean team, thanks to COVID. Their sani is as simple as it...

Mar 11, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Developer Zack Ross mixes business and pleasure up in the air
Nathan Caddell

“In first-year university, a friend called me up, said he was going flying and asked if I wanted to come,” Zack Ross recalls matter-of-factly. “I didn’t know what he was talking about, but it sounded cool. So we drove out...

Jan 21, 2021
Inventory: Made-in-B.C. wares to help you stay cosy during the cold winter months
Alyssa Hirose

Bowled Over Vancouver-based Pot Inc. mostly creates high-quality aluminum planters, but founder and landscape designer Todd Holloway also crafts vessels to hold a much hotter commodity (you guessed right, it’s fire). The steel Palano Fire Bowl can keep those safe...

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