Lifestyle

Jan 20, 2023
On Trend: Want to skip the gym? These online fitness programs will spot you
Rushmila Rahman

Mother-daughter duo Gabriela Schonbach and Amanda Giannakos channelled their passion for yoga and wellness into a COVID project back in 2020: Movement by NM. They started the subscription-based platform to blend “art, fitness and life” for $15/month or $99/year. Members...

Dec 21, 2022
The businesses our editors visited the most in 2022
By the Editors

There’s something about an awesome neighbourhood haunt that attracts you back time and again. Obviously, many of these places will be in our own neighbourhoods, because convenience rules all. But that’s not always the case. Maybe the closest thing to...

Dec 20, 2022
Delta-based cannabis producer Pure Sunfarms partners with local businesses on innovative holiday gifts
Nathan Caddell

Other than the obligatory pre-rolls and cannabis gummies you grab for your siblings, it can be pretty easy to write off cannabis companies for gift ideas. That’s not the case with Pure Sunfarms, which has made a habit of accentuating its...

Dec 16, 2022
UBC startup IRLY is out to reimagine dating apps for Generation Z
Nathan Caddell

The pitch for IRLY vaguely reminds one of those ‘90s informercial ads that demand the person staring at the screen jump to attention. “Are you TIRED of all these dating apps that are inauthentic, full of SCAMS and completely BORING? Well...

Nov 25, 2022
Arc'teryx hits new firsts with Kitsilano store as company continues business model shift
Nathan Caddell

Arc’teryx has been a household name in B.C. for some time. Unlike a lot of retail brands, though, that reputation was built mostly through wholesale deals. These days, that’s changing. Nowhere is that more evident than in Kitsilano, where the...

Nov 18, 2022
The Salvation Army Kettle Program Kicks off for the Holidays
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + The Salvation Army The Salvation Army accepts donations year-round, toward any program and in many ways—one-time gifts, monthly contributions, in honor of a loved one or through legacy giving are just a few ways to support the community-building organization throughout...

Nov 14, 2022
Leading the Way in Home Kitchen Luxury
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Midland Appliance Home chefs with true passion are driven by a taste for life’s finest—and no one leads the way like Signature Kitchen Suite, a luxury appliance manufacturer with the confidence to brand its customers. “Technicurians” are forward-thinking home chefs who marry...

Nov 11, 2022
On Trend: These B.C. companies are getting in the groove of making psychedelic products
Rushmila Rahman

Picture this: two guys who love magic mushrooms start an online dispensary in 2020. Their business blossoms into Vancouver’s Shroom Bros, backed by a team of mycologists and cultivators making dried shrooms, microdose capsules, magic chocolates and more. Despite offerings...

Sep 7, 2022
Sisters in Psychedelics is looking to establish Vancouver as the 'psychedelic capital of Canada'
Rushmila Rahman

Bea Chan and Dana Harvey hosted a psychedelic potluck last November, just a year after meeting each other. Sure, that definitely sounds like they took some shrooms and tripped out together, but that wasn't at all the case. The two women...

Aug 18, 2022
Zyre weed vapes are all about high maintenance for modern consumers
Rushmila Rahman

Our parents are usually among the first people to know when we land a new job. But when Vancouverite Audrey Wong left her executive position at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) to serve as multinational company Aurora Cannabis’s vice president...

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