Lifestyle

Jul 10, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Parallel 49's Marissa Mills goes from bottles to bikes
Nathan Caddell

Before she could legally drive, Marissa Mills had already bought a motorcycle and was teaching herself via YouTube to fix it up. It might be hard for most people to jump from not operating a vehicle of any kind to...

Jul 7, 2019
Inventory: Take it outside with sporting goods designed in B.C.
Juan Rivera

SPOKES PEOPLE Landyachtz, launched in 1997 on Vancouver Island by UVic students Mike Perreten and Tom Edstrand, gained its fame for high-quality skateboards and longboards. In 2016, with the goal of improving customers’ lives in the cyclist heaven that is Vancouver...

Jul 4, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Soccer players Melissa Tancredi and Selenia Iacchelli get down to business
Felicity Stone

What happens when two medical professionals meet on the soccer pitch? For chiropractor Melissa Tancredi and physiotherapist Selenia Iacchelli, the outcome was co-founding a Vancouver clinic. The pair first got together as members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in...

Jun 27, 2019
Staying on Top Takes Balance

BCBusiness + Innovative Fitness Whether you run your own business or work for an established firm, chances are the worklife balance scale tilts more toward one side than the other. There’s no 9-to-5 anymore for driven business professionals; typically, they’re working in the corners of the day, being pulled in multiple directions. Some...

Jun 19, 2019
On Trend: Helping people age well is a maturing industry in B.C.
Felicity Stone

SOCIAL LIFE In April, 23 Canadian women business owners interested in catering to the elderly in Japan travelled there under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Kris Stewart, CEO and clinical director of Advanced Home Care Solutions in...

Jun 17, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Vancouver caterer Jacques Kabuya
Nathan Caddell

Some stories have an obvious starting point. For Jacques Kabuya, there are a few to choose from. It could be at five years old, when he moved from his birthplace of Lusaka, Zambia, to Vancouver with his mother and older...

Jun 14, 2019
Pot Shots: Righting the wrongs of criminal records for cannabis possession
Guy Saddy

Parked on the north side of Robson Street, its starboard side doors flung wide open, at first glance the green van looks like one of any number of food trucks that have clogged Vancouver’s arteries, both figuratively and literally, in recent years. But this particular vehicle isn’t selling gooey grilled...

Jun 10, 2019
On Trend: Three local axe-throwing outfits carving out a niche
Felicity Stone

June 13 is International Axe Throwing Day. Wielding the chopping tool goes way back, but flinging one at a wooden target seems to have got off the ground in 2006 with the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. The sport...

Jun 5, 2019
After Hours: What to read and do this June
By the Editors

With the surface deposits of California’s gold mines largely tapped out, in 1858 more than 25,000 fortune hunters headed north to the Fraser River Canyon, where local First Nations had discovered the precious ore. The resulting Fraser River War between...

May 16, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Science World's Sandy Eix fiddles around
Felicity Stone

Music and science have been twin passions for Sandy Eix since her teens. Now director of STEM learning at Science World in Vancouver, she studied piano and played in the orchestra for high school musicals in her hometown of Oakville...

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