May 28, 2021
How two B.C. moms launched Fuse & Sip to drink away the pandemic
Nathan Caddell

Like so many of us, Karen Hope and Monique Zizzy needed a drink when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of last year. Hope, who has a background in event planning, was working with a luxury tourism company, while Zizzy was...

May 20, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Investor Praveen Varshney is putting his heart (and body) into pickleball
Nathan Caddell

As principal of the Vancouver-based investment firm that bears his name, Praveen Varshney does a fair amount of real-estate research. “One of the things we talk about in real estate is the highest net use of the land and how...

Apr 23, 2021
Weekend Warrior: SFU's Sarah Lubik gives body and mind a solid foundation
Nathan Caddell

Sarah Lubik likes to end her innovation classes at SFU with a lesson on entrepreneurial happiness, in which she implores her students to stay active and take care of themselves the best they can. After all, “the more you teach and learn...

Apr 14, 2021
Unique Golf Experiences
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC—but now is not the time to travel. All nonessential travel to and within BC should be avoided. Please stay local and follow the advice of health authorities to keep yourself and others safe. Plan now to #explorekamloops soon. There is nothing quite...

Mar 16, 2021
Inventory: These made-in-B.C. hand sanitizers are helping us keep clean in germy times
Alyssa Hirose

Good Spirits Ampersand Distilling was born in 2014 from a very passionate family: there’s Jeremy and Jessica Schacht’s love of craft cocktails, Jeremy’s father, Stephen Schacht’s, engineering training and Jeremy’s mother, Ramona Froehle-Schacht’s, organic farming know-how. They’re a dream team-turned-clean team, thanks to COVID. Their sani is as simple as it...

Mar 11, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Developer Zack Ross mixes business and pleasure up in the air
Nathan Caddell

“In first-year university, a friend called me up, said he was going flying and asked if I wanted to come,” Zack Ross recalls matter-of-factly. “I didn’t know what he was talking about, but it sounded cool. So we drove out...

Jan 21, 2021
Inventory: Made-in-B.C. wares to help you stay cosy during the cold winter months
Alyssa Hirose

Bowled Over Vancouver-based Pot Inc. mostly creates high-quality aluminum planters, but founder and landscape designer Todd Holloway also crafts vessels to hold a much hotter commodity (you guessed right, it’s fire). The steel Palano Fire Bowl can keep those safe...

Jan 15, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Denis Mikhailov's rock-climbing expeditions inspired the creation of Nomad Nutrition
Nathan Caddell

Originally, rock climbing was a way for Denis Mikhailov to procrastinate during his international relations degree at UVic. But it quickly became an obsession and, through a chance encounter, led to the start of a full-fledged business. Although Mikhailov’s passion for...

Dec 11, 2020
Inventory: The B.C.-made furniture, accessories and comforts that help working from home
Alyssa Hirose

Tables Turned Cristian Arostegui G. and Adam Gilmer founded Caramba, a flat-packed furniture design company, this March. The pair were the only two stay-at-home dads in their Victoria neighbourhood, and their children’s friendship sparked a bond–then a business. The pair’s European...

Dec 9, 2020
5 Reasons to Gift Simply Beautiful This Holiday

BCBusiness + Simply Beautiful Curated by the editorial team at BCLiving, Simply Beautiful has become not just the single most popular subscription box in Canada, but also a two-time award winner in the annual Canadian Subscription Box Awards, hosted by A Year...

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