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Mar 19, 2019
On Trend: Three ways authenticity rules for consumers of goods or travel
Felicity Stone

Fake news may or may not be a thing, but interest in the authenticity of brands, products and experiences shows no signs of cooling. Expedia Group’s 2016 Millennial Traveller Report found that experiencing authentic culture was most important to 76...

Mar 18, 2019
Pot Shots: There’s a new dealer in town
Guy Saddy

In my Vancouver office you’ll find a 2007 iMac, a couple of guitars, an impressive dustball collection and one gram of high-potency marijuana (total THC: 18.5 percent), purchased online through BC Cannabis Stores. The process—once called scoring, if I’m not...

Feb 28, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in March
By BCBusiness

GET SMARTAre you a startup looking to add a digital edge to your business? Or a professional who wants to stay in the loop with emerging technology? Learn about advances in the field and how they can help businesses at...

Feb 21, 2019
After Hours: What to read and do this February
By BCBusiness

Vancouver’s Backcountry Hut Co. supplied the concept house for last month’s Interior Design Show in Toronto. The 670-square-foot Great Lakes Cabin includes a sleeping loft and a great room, plus a glass end wall to connect the interior with nature. Inspired by Ikea’s approach to...

Feb 20, 2019
On Trend: Coworking facilities find their groove
Felicity Stone

GOOD WORKS Those devoted to social impact can find like-minded coworkers at the Dock in downtown Victoria plus several spots in Vancouver. Two are in Gastown: the Hive and the Amp, the latter in the old B.C. Electric Railway building and...

Feb 14, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Photographer and Londre Bodywear CEO Ainsley Rose hikes in high places
Felicity Stone

In her early 20s, Ainsley Rose rebelled against her outdoorsy upbringing on Vancouver’s rugged North Shore, preferring urban pursuits. The Londre swimwear maker, who turns 29 this month, has since returned to her roots. “I started to do some smaller day...

Feb 1, 2019
Matrix: What's up at B.C. ski resorts
Felicity Stone

Lift upgrades are happy events for the skiers who use them but otherwise not especially remarkable—except when half a dozen B.C. ski resorts hop aboard at the same time. Whether there’s something in the air (apart from lifts) or it’s just a coincidence, the 2018-19 season is looking up

Jan 22, 2019
Okanagan firm embraces four-day work week
By the Editors

A company in B.C.’s Lake Country claims that it’s the first Canadian business to move to a permanent, four-day, 32-hour workweek without cutting pay or benefits. Beelineweb, a boutique provider of online marketing and SEO services in the Okanagan Valley municipality...

Dec 24, 2018
On Trend: Brace yourself—compression wear is having a moment
Felicity Stone

During the French Open this past summer, tennis player Serena Williams caused a stir in a black Nike catsuit that turned out to be compression clothing worn to prevent blood clots. She’s not the only athlete using such garments to...

Nov 29, 2018
Entry Level: Sabrina Chammas Doumet wants to work with you
Nathan Caddell

When Sabrina Chammas Doumet was one, her parents took a look around their war-torn hometown of Beirut and made sure she could inherit their Canadian citizenship. The move came in handy after Doumet decided to go to school in the...

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