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September 2016

Features

What's your education worth?

Kamloops at the Crossroads

Long part of B.C.'s resources heartland, Kamloops is also increasingly marketed as a lifestyle-oriented refuge for retirees and big-city émigrés. It's a tricky balancing act—and with the proposed Ajax mine, competing forces are fighting for the soul of the community

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Private Business Roadmap

 

The Monthly Informer  

THE EXPLAINER
New columnist Timothy Taylor on the bumpy road ahead for Compass
NUMEROLOGY
Vancouver gets set to host the International Aquarium Congress
REAL ESTATE
Why Vancouver's west side is becoming a home demolition derby
THE CONVERSATION
Finance Minister Mike de Jong on emails, housing and re-election
D-I-Y MANAGEMENT
How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud at work
THE AGENDA
Nourishment for the corporate mind and soul
OFFICE SPACE
Why coworking is no longer just about price and convenience
 

Offline  

WATERCOOLER
When is local and organic really local and organic?
JARGON WATCH
Ships ahoy! The corporate evolution of the wheelhouse
WEEKEND WARRIOR
MEC's David Labistour takes off for the water
NEW + IMPROVED
The latest developments in the world of lifestyle
TRAVEL
Beyond Bilbo: the rise of film-friendly New Zealand
ABOUT TOWN
The annual Hearts of Gold gala brings out the bling
LUNCH WITH LUCY
Developer Jon Stovell has an order for Vancouver: grow up, already!


In this issue

Oct 11, 2016
Vancouver's coworking community continues to grow
Amy Watkins

Cafés used to be the only affordable “office” choice for the self-employed. Now, fuelled by an increase in demand, coworking shared offices offer amenities and camaraderie from drop-in day rates of $25 to monthly memberships from around $200. Beyond a physical space, coworking outlets such as Spacekraft in Burnaby also offer health care plans, and many places hold information sessions for...

Oct 5, 2016
Developer Jon Stovell has an order for Vancouver: grow up, already!
Lucy Hyslop

When developer Jon Stovell launches into a gentle tirade about housing in Vancouver, he’s not afraid to take a broader swipe at society, to boot. “Our egocentric world,” declares the president of Gastown-based Reliance Properties Ltd. (and 2016-18 chair of the Urban Development Institute), “results in a myopic pursuit of our own self-interest that’s leading us to do things that are...

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