Lifestyle

May 28, 2018
Imagine Your Life in the Kootenays

BCBusiness + Imagine Kootenay Imagine living in the mountains, surrounded by nature. Imagine trading the daily grind for a simpler life with a short commute. Imagine downsizing your Metro Vancouver mortgage and upsizing to a home twice the size in the Kootenays. A...

May 9, 2018
Why B.C.’s floriculture industry is blooming in challenging times
Melissa Edwards

That’s how many locally grown tulips are sold at Burnaby’s United Flower Growers in May. During the company’s biggest month of the year, Mother’s Day and spring bedding season bring North America’s largest flower auction $4 million in sales—a 75-percent...

May 3, 2018
The New Approach to Golf is Inclusive, Fun and Adventuresome

BCBusiness + Campbell River Golf & Country Club When one of Canada’s most successful and renowned golf course architects — Graham Cooke of Northern Golf Design — redesigns a golf course, it’s fair to say it’s going to be impressive. Welcome to Campbell...

Apr 25, 2018
New and Improved April: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from coffee to cars (and more!)
Felicity Stone

Dine/ Courtney Street, near Victoria’s Inner Harbour, will soon welcome a namesake restaurant. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa expects the Courtney Room to open in late April. The menu, under chef Sam Harris (right), formerly of Agrius Restaurant, will feature local and seasonal products with a French twist. Sip/ Burnaby-based OneCoffee, which...

Apr 20, 2018
Office Space: Regus Group's Burnaby digs will make you want to work
Felicity Stone

Regus Group, based in Atlanta, provides furnished workspaces for rent in more than 3,000 business centres worldwide. The company’s year-old facility at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway in Burnaby offers traditional private offices, but the focus is...

Apr 12, 2018
Vancouver-based meat company makes important acquisition
By the Editors

Vancouver company Meatme.ca, an online platform that delivers sustainably and ethically raised meat, has acquired a fellow B.C. business in the Barons Meat Company. It’s an arrangement that makes sense on the surface, as Barons prioritized a farming system that is "more than organic," "beyond pastured" and “as close to wild...

Mar 15, 2018
Watercooler: What's in a car name?
Steve Burgess

What’s a Camry? Is there an English translation of Acura? Is Qashqai a New Delhi game show? How many calories are there in Previa? Should I be concerned if my doctor says I have a severe abdominal Lexus? Car brands are...

Mar 9, 2018
AG Hair named one of Canada's best-managed companies
By the Editors

For the second year, Vancouver-based AG Hair is on the list of Canada’s best-managed companies. In its 25th year, the Best Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums, and recognizes exceptional Canadian businesses with revenue of over $15 million. AG...

Mar 9, 2018
New and Improved March: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from restaurants to retail (and more!)
Felicity Stone

Dine/ Parq Vancouver, the newish hotel and casino complex near BC Place, now includes a restaurant overlooking its parklike green space on the sixth floor. The Victor (its logo reads “To the victor belong the spoils”), whose oak furniture was...

Mar 6, 2018
Lunch with former Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell
Lucy Hyslop

Willie Mitchell jovially recounts sitting in Hot Springs Cove near Tofino on a Valentine’s Day shortly before asking his future wife, Megan, to marry him. Having flown up early to beat the crowds to the popular spot on the west...

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