Jul 19, 2018
B.C-made cocktails in a can
Felicity Stone & Aleena Deandra

BARE ESSENTIALJust 100 calories, Nude Vodka Soda, based in Vancouver’s Olympic Village, combines triple-distilled vodka, sparkling water and natural fruit flavours: strawberry kiwi, cucumber mint, classic lime or peach CLASSIC TWISTStarting with its Queensborough dry gin, Surrey’s Central City Brewers +...

Jul 9, 2018
On Trend: Clean living and ethical foods
Felicity Stone

Vancouver’s Saje Natural Wellness, which makes everything from body lotions to essential oils formulated only from plant- and mineral-based ingredients, is tapping into the clean living movement with home products. Its new Clean Cleaning line contains no synthetic toxins or...

Jul 9, 2018
Make a Spectacle: Three Vancouver companies leading the eyewear industry
Felicity Stone

Whether because of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman sporting specs on the red carpet or the availability of affordable prescription glasses online, eyewear has become not just functional but fashionable. Closer to home, here’s looking at...

Jul 6, 2018
Why star drummers are drawn to Abbotsford
Jessica Werb

An Abbotsford industrial office park flanked by a diesel truck repair shop, a towing company and a granite fabricator is hardly the place you’d expect to find some of the heaviest hitters in music. Hang around awhile, though, and you...

Jul 4, 2018
Spin Me Right 'Round: The exercise trend sweeping the province
Nathan Caddell

“It’s kind of like a cult,” says one spin class participant when asked why she shows up at a specific location to ride a stationary bike. She could be talking about any of the B.C.-based spin studios that have popped...

Jun 27, 2018
Office Space: Vancouver furniture e-tailer Article turned a former factory into a modern workspace
Felicity Stone

Launched in 2013 by four software engineers—Aamir Baig, Fraser Hall and twin brothers Sam and Andy Prochazka—online home furnishings retailer Article has rapidly expanded to 180 employees, 115 of them at its Vancouver headquarters. Last August the 2017 EY Entrepreneur...

Jun 26, 2018
Win a $90 gift card from White Spot
By the Editors

On June 16, White Spot turns 90 years old. The City of Vancouver has proclaimed the date White Spot 90th Anniversary Day, and visitors to any White Spot location on June 16 will receive one of 50,000 limited edition commemorative coins (while...

Jun 26, 2018
A Customized Program Will Suit Your Exact Fitness Needs

BCBusiness + Innovative Fitness Obtaining services from outside suppliers — otherwise known as outsourcing — is a valuable business practice because, if done correctly, it means the best professionals are acquired to help you achieve your business needs. Curtis Christopherson believes this concept...

Jun 25, 2018
After Hours: Puzzles, gardening and politics headline the list of things to check out this month
By the Editors

Solve a puzzle and explore the provincial capital on the first B.C. edition of Canmore, Alberta–based Uncorked Experiences’ Mystery Towns Tours. Players follow clues through the city to find a villain–and maybe even treasure. Sent via text or app on...

Jun 15, 2018
Go Figure: The raw numbers around the province’s sushi habit
Melissa Edwards

Sources: Provincial health authorities; City of Vancouver;; ChopValue Manufacturing; B.C. Ministry of Agriculture...

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