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Oct 22, 2019
Engaged SFU is an engine for city building
Richard Littlemore

BCBusiness + SFU Simon Fraser University was always going to be an activist and innovative force. Established atop Burnaby Mountain in 1965, the university’s faculty and staff showed from the first day that they were determined to engage – creatively, sometimes...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

Oct 17, 2019
On Trend: How to prepare for the Big One
Felicity Stone

International ShakeOut Day is October 17. At 10:17 a.m., whether at work, at home or in transit, it's time to practise what to do when an earthquake hits. And don’t think this only applies to coastal residents: the magnitude 9...

Oct 4, 2019
Don't Let Your Estate Be Contested

BCBusiness + McQuarrie In June of this year, the children of William Trottier asked the Ontario Superior Court to find that his widow Huguette, had breached a mutual will agreement entered into by the couple in 2010, by donating $200,000 to a college in William’s honour. Mutual wills are often used in...

Oct 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About...Burdock & Co owner and chef Andrea Carlson
Felicity Stone

In her new book, Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land & Air, available October 8, Vancouver chef and restaurant owner Andrea Carlson recalls that going out on a fishing boat off Haida Gwaii made her want to...

Sep 30, 2019
Pot Shots: Seniors might be in for a surprise with some cannabis products
Guy Saddy

In a scene from Score, Radley Metzger’s 1974 cult classic sexploitation flick, the predatory Elvira attempts to seduce innocent Betsy by loosening her up with a bit of weed. Inexperienced in love, life and, evidently, the mythical “power” of the...

Sep 23, 2019
Stirring the Pot: Cannabis drinks promise to mix up the beverage market
Nathan Caddell

In October, the federal government will celebrate a year of recreational cannabis becoming legal. There’s no word on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and company plan to mark the occasion. (Or if Trudeau will be in office long enough to...

Sep 13, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Formworks Architectural's Jim Bussey gets up to speed
Felicity Stone

Jim Bussey is making up for his misspent youth. The Victoria native got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from UVic in 1980, followed by a master of architecture at UBC. He’s hung around Vancouver ever since, establishing himself professionally by working for other people and then starting an...

Sep 12, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Fresh Prep Foods co-founder Becky Brauer
Felicity Stone

BCBusiness wrote about Fresh Prep Foods co-founders Husein Rahemtulla and Dhruv Sood when they were 30 Under 30 winners in 2018. Becky Brauer, a friend from Burnaby Central High School, joined the meal kit delivery company when it launched in...

Aug 23, 2019
The great escape to Powell River
Fiona Morrow

The picturesque Sunshine Coast community is enjoying an economic revival, with help from entrepreneurs and young families fleeing the mainland Colleen McClean stares at the ceiling where her vent fan should already be installed and sighs. It’s just another in a long list of hiccups and delays that keep pushing back the...

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