Manufacturing & Transport

Apr 26, 2022
Founder of Good to Grow spills the beans on what it takes to build a food business in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

For anyone associated with the food business, it’s that time of year again. Business coaching coalition Good to Grow’s annual signature event, the From the Ground Up Trade Show (FTGUTS), returns to Vancouver on May 26. The show, a collaboration with BC...

Dec 16, 2021
Everlasting Candle Co. lights a match under the industry
Nathan Caddell

Even Jesse and Tamara Furgason’s friends and family were taken aback when the couple got into the candle business. The pair of Australians came to Canada to be with family for a “year or so.” Four years and two kids later, they’re still here. Even more surprising is the...

Dec 2, 2021
Leadership 2021: Pandemic has pushed leaders to be more transparent with their people than ever, says YVR boss Tamara Vrooman
Nick Rockel

When Tamara Vrooman was committing early last year to take over as president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, her new employer gave her an out. “The board and my board chair, to their credit—it was clear that the pandemic...

Nov 30, 2021
Vancouver-based transportation startup Spare keeps rolling with Series A funding round
Nathan Caddell

When Kristoffer Vik Hansen, Josh Andrews and Alexey Indeev met 10 years ago at UBC, they set out on a fairly ambitious venture. “We were trying to be the first team in the world that could cross the Atlantic Ocean with a fully autonomous self-driving...

Nov 9, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
By BCBusiness

Unprecedented times goes without saying. (Also, we never want to hear the word "pivot" again.) Despite the challenges of 2021, B.C. has no shortage of companies that are growing and growing—here are the Top 100 largest businesses in the province...

Nov 4, 2021
5 Questions: TransLink’s new CEO Kevin Quinn has optimism among the challenges
Nathan Caddell

1. You took over as head of TransLink in July after coming over from Maryland Transit. How has the adjustment been? It’s been a really smooth adjustment, honestly. TransLink is a great organization, and the transit system here is very robust.

Oct 21, 2021
The Future of Mobility: These innovative B.C. companies are showing the world better, greener ways to get around
By the Editors

Mobility is looking different these days. Everywhere you turn, it seems, there’s a new mode of transport whizzing past you, whether it’s an electric car on the street or an e-scooter on the sidewalk. But where are things headed? “It’s an...

Oct 4, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: Pioneering B.C. naval architecture firm floats greener tugboats
Matt O'Grady

As the Canadian economy sprang back to life in 2021, attention turned to what’s been happening off our coasts. After all, roughly 25 percent of Canadian exports and imports, by value, are transported by some mode of marine vessel; around...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Ray Castelli built mobile shelter maker Weatherhaven into a big-tent operation
Nathan Caddell

Few elections have changed the fate of Canada like the federal contest of 1993, in which the ruling Progressive Conservative Party recouped only two seats across the entire country. The seeds of change planted then are still evident today, as...

Aug 4, 2021
Bucha Brew Kombucha’s Kara Sam is going hard with Arlo
Nathan Caddell

Let the hard kombucha races begin. Just days after Vancouver's Plenty became the first Canadian company to launch a hard kombucha in July, Arlo Hard Kombucha made its play, becoming available in select stores in Vancouver. As the ready-to-drink market in the country and...

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