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Contents | March 2014

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High Hopes

New Canadian legislation takes effect in April that restricts medicinal marijuana production to licensed companies. An industry with billion-dollar potential will be up for grabs, and several B.C. entrepreneurs are preparing to capitalize. A behind-the-scenes look at some of the potential winners.
by Matt O'Grady

features

Does It Have to Come to This?

B.C. mining companies developing projects abroad face community resistance, controversy and bureaucracy. But even once they’ve navigated the system and secured a licence, the drama isn’t necessarily over.
by Brenda Bouw

The Small-City Siren Song

Recruiting candidates to B.C.’s smaller markets takes a certain finesse. Employers are getting creative in their pursuit, using cash and innovative perks to convince candidates that a move may help and not hinder their career.
by Valerie McTavish

Frontlines

CULTUREWhat's In a Name?

When Hastings-Sunrise was renamed The East Village, controversy followed. We look at the reasons and economics behind rebranding a neighbourhood.
by Luke Brocki

TECHNOLOGYJessie Adcock

Talking with Jessie Adcock, the City of Vancouver’s first chief digital officer, about the scope of her new role and where tech in the city is headed.
by Kristen Hilderman

TOURISMA Much-Needed Lift

Is the Sea to Sky Gondola bringing mainstream tourism to Squamish?
by Kate MacLennan

SURREY REPORTIn Concert with the Park

Holland Park offers much-needed community to Surrey’s fast-growing population—not to mention a great place to eat lunch during a busy workday.
by Susan Boyce

Raising the Stakes

The Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation’s legacy of fundraising has just added more lab space and the distinguished post of scientific chair.
by Susan Boyce

Towering Ambitions

The guy who saw Yaletown’s sheen years ago sees more of the same potential in Surrey’s City Centre.
by Susan Boyce

Intel

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING GPS technology lets employers follow a worker's every move, but staying on the right side of the law is a fine balance between accountability and privacy.

VISUAL LEARNING Devise a plan to work through your kids' spring break without paying out the nose for a sitter.

HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN ISRAEL Don't expect pleasantries when you get down to business in this always-connected nation of startups.

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