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Apr 8, 2019
Pot Shots: Legalization stokes a cannabis culture clash
Guy Saddy

Walking the floor of the Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo, you can hardly see the reefer for the bongs. The sheer breadth of products and services being hawked is astounding: from production machinery (extractors, CO2 control systems, trimmers) to pest...

Apr 3, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in April
By the Editors

Joseph Tisiga, a Whitehorse-based artist of Kaska Dena ancestry, takes visitors on a journey of identity through Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was, an exhibit of new and remixed works in a variety of mediums at Whistler’s Audain...

Apr 1, 2019
She helps run one of Canada’s largest natural wellness retailers
Nathan Caddell

Kiara LeBlanc has been unofficially working for Saje Natural Wellness since she would ride her tricycle to her parents’ first store in Lonsdale Quay. Back then, her role mostly involved stocking shelves or wrapping holiday gifts at the essential oils and skin-care products retailer.

Mar 27, 2019
Inventory: 7 sock-makers finding the right fit
Felicity Stone

With backgrounds in, respectively, fine art and the skateboard industry, four years ago Christine Breakell-Lee and Matt Kelly launched XS Helmets for urban cycling. When retailers asked for non-biking items, the Vancouver pair began producing soft goods like socks, knits and caps...

Mar 26, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Renaissance woman Anita Cheung
Nathan Caddell

When Anita Cheung was a teenager growing up on Vancouver’s east side, she suffered from anorexia. As a result, much of what she’s done in her adult life has involved the pursuit of wellness for herself and others. In what...

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...

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