Lifestyle

Nov 8, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Val Litwin is chairman of the paddleboard
Felicity Stone

Val Litwin is something of a water rat. As a child, he sailed with his parents in the Gulf Islands and enjoyed competitive swimming. In Grade 10, he took up surfing. “One of the perks of growing up in Victoria,”...

Nov 1, 2018
On Trend: The sleepiest time of the year
Felicity Stone

On November 4, B.C. residents can enjoy an extra hour of sleep as daylight time ends. Some would like to see the twice-yearly time change abolished, though. In September, 52.3 percent of Union of BC Municipalities delegates passed a resolution...

Oct 25, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Jean-Paul Gravel knows it takes two to tango
Felicity Stone

Nine years ago, Jean-Paul Gravel went to a Vancouver dance party and fell in love. A friend had taken him to a milonga, a social event where aficionados dance Argentine tango. “What I saw was such an...

Oct 17, 2018
Entry Level: Graham Cook balances a 9-to-5 with a city council bid
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 candidates are vying for a seat on Vancouver city council in what promises to be one of the more hotly contested municipal races in recent memory. Among the dozens of hopefuls is 24-year-old SFU business grad Graham...

Oct 16, 2018
Wellness a Key Ingredient to Success

BCBusiness + GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions Talk to anyone at GroupHEALTH for more than a few minutes and it becomes clear that this third-party group insurance provider (one of the largest in Canada, in fact) is driven by a corporate culture that encourages...

Oct 4, 2018
What to do this October
By the Editors

Don’t get any ideas, but as Canada legalizes recreational pot this month, a new book, Don’t Never Tell Nobody Nothin’ No How, looks at 
how B.C. entrepreneurs profited from alcohol prohibition in the U.S. a century ago. According to Courtenay, B.C., maritime historian Rick James, rum-running along the Pacific coast...

Sep 24, 2018
If the Shoe Fits: Five B.C. retailers put their best foot forward
Felicity Stone

Beginning with logging footwear in 1946, Dayton Boots, still located in the same factory store on Vancouver’s Hasting Street, now manufactures a range of styles for men and women. Options include stock (standardized style and sizing), made-to-order (standard sizing, choice...

Sep 21, 2018
Craft Beer Wars: The fight to stay relevant in a crowded marketplace
Nathan Caddell

The scene at Central City Brewers and Distillers’ downtown Vancouver brew pub doesn’t exactly look like something that will reverberate around the province. On this May morning, a couple of TV crews are on hand, setting up tripods while a few...

Sep 20, 2018
Travel: The best tips for packing light
Charlene Rooke

Jennifer and Stephen Bailey, Cursor & ThreadThey’re making old-timey sartorialism casual-chic again, with dandy button-on suspenders and ties, scarves and pocket squares in cool fabrics, from linen to Japanese cotton. This Vancouver couple travel stylishly, efficiently and carry-on-only when visiting...

Sep 19, 2018
The benefits of spin workouts
Wellness Matters

With more spin studios and classes to try than ever before, it seems like everyone is cycling indoors—and for good reason. “Spinning is a low-impact exercise that is open to anybody, regardless of fitness level or age,” says Kim Donnelly, head...

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