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Nov 19, 2019
Schooling Beyond Books

Independent schools in B.C. offer some of the world’s finest in academic programming, but the globally influenced and personally empowering lessons these schools offer help young people move forward with the confidence and vision to change the world

Nov 15, 2019
The Bug Picture: Are we ready to eat crickets?
Melissa Edwards

When returning Spanish ships first brought the potato to Europe from South America in the 1600s, the reception was chilly, to say the least. People regarded the vegetable as alien, dangerous and, well, kind of gross, largely spurning it over the next few decades. Then Antoine-Augustin Parmentier—the 18th-century version of...

Nov 14, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About...Culinary Capers CEO Debra Lykkemark
By the Editors

Culinary Capers Catering CEO Debra Lykkemark has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 13, when she got a job as a busser at Dunaway’s Double D Steak and Pancake House in her native Calgary. After a few more restaurant gigs, she decided not to pursue an education in...

Nov 7, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver arts maven Bruce Munro Wright
By the Editors

Bruce Munro Wright isn’t your run-of-the-mill lawyer. Though he’s been a partner at Vancouver-based MLT Aikins since 2015, Wright has a colourful past, having served as both chair of the Vancouver Opera Foundation and the Vancouver Art Gallery. (He took home the first National Opera Directors Emeritus Award for his efforts...

Nov 7, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia goes to the dogs
Felicity Stone

When Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia isn’t managing her Vancouver businesses, she devotes herself to charity activities. Since 1987, her Women’s Media Golf Classic has raised millions of dollars for child-related organizations, including Variety Children’s Charity and the Children’s Foundation, although it recently...

Nov 6, 2019
Local love takes a village

BCBusiness + United Way The business world is changing. Bottom lines still matter, but the focus has shifted towards community with social purpose and giving back becoming part of the corporate value system. Leaders understand that giving back gives teams purpose...

Nov 4, 2019
When You Need More than a Dentist

BCBusiness + BC Perio It’s not an exaggeration to say that the revolutionary dentistry business model governing the BC Perio Dental Health and Implant Centre, which so many British Columbians rely on for their dental needs, was created thanks to the powerful...

Nov 1, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in November 2019
Felicity Stone

Run as a charity to benefit the community, Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food & Drink is 11 days of culinary workshops, winemaker dinners, food and drink seminars, health and wellness events, parties and presentations. Learn how to cook and eat sustainably, experience a global night market, go to a Warhol...

Oct 31, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Nude Beverages head of operations Maddy Amisano
Felicity Stone

North Vancouver native Maddy Amisano studied journalism and communications at BCIT yet wound up in the food and beverage industry. In 2015, she turned her passion for baking into a business. Two years later, Amisano became the first person hired by Nude Vodka Soda shortly after it launched. Impressed by...

Oct 25, 2019
Pot Shots: Canada legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What's next?
Guy Saddy

A few months ago, Muse Cannabis opened its doors, becoming the first retail cannabis store on Vancouver’s South Granville strip. At the launch, customers milled about glass cases filled with pipes, pre-roll carriers, rolling kits and the sexlessly safe, warning-emblazoned plastic containers in which cannabis is sold. The space is...

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