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Manufacturing & Transport

Dec 6, 2019
Inventory: There's a prefab home for every preference from these 10 B.C. manufacturers
Felicity Stone

MOD SQUAD Calgary-based Horizon North acquired Karoleena in 2016, but the latter’s Scandinavian-style modern homes are still made in Kamloops. Modules are 90-percent finished inside and out in the factory, then shipped to the site and placed on the foundation with a crane for completion of electrical and mechanical connections. 750-3,000...

Nov 29, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Ride-hailing hits a speed bump and MEC mopes
Nathan Caddell

For a second there, it looked like transportation in the province was about to experience a major shift. With advertisements teasing that Uber and Lyft would be in Vancouver imminently and the city facing a public transit strike, it looked like...

Nov 27, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Baby, your computer can drive my car
Matt O'Grady

This fall, we’re promised, ride-hailing will arrive in B.C. after many years of obstruction and obfuscation. In fact, you may even be reading this column right now from your mobile phone, seated in the back of a Lyft or Uber...

Nov 15, 2019
The Bug Picture: Are we ready to eat crickets?
Melissa Edwards

When returning Spanish ships first brought the potato to Europe from South America in the 1600s, the reception was chilly, to say the least. People regarded the vegetable as alien, dangerous and, well, kind of gross, largely spurning it over the next few decades. Then Antoine-Augustin Parmentier—the 18th-century version of...

Nov 14, 2019
Electric Avenue: Behind Harbour Air's bid to become the world's first fossil fuel-free airline
Nathan Caddell

Greg McDougall has yet to make the cover of this magazine, and that’s probably fine in his books. “You ever hear of the BCBusiness curse?” he asks, reclining in an ergonomic chair in one of Harbour Air Seaplanes’ downtown Vancouver boardrooms.

Oct 29, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Craig Richmond makes the economic case for accessibility and inclusivity
Matt O'Grady

Discrimination against persons with disabilities has been outlawed by Canada’s Human Rights Act since 1985. Over the past three decades, attitudes and laws have continued to progress—with a new British Columbia Accessibility Act, coming into effect this fall, enshrining the right to barrier-free...

Oct 7, 2019
Carry On: How to stay refreshed on the road
Charlene Rooke

Sometimes a free glass of wine in the airline lounge just doesn’t cut it: you need a nap to really recharge and relax on that long layover. Reserve a stay at Minute Suites or Sleepbox, airport-based sleep stations based on...

Sep 20, 2019
Logistical Peace of Mind

BCBusiness + Old Dominion Freight Line Whether you ship parts to another manufacturer or ship finished goods straight to retailers, you want to know the items will be delivered on time and in perfect working order. Anything less results in a...

Jul 24, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Iskwew Air breaks both literal and figurative borders
Matt O'Grady

Growing up in northern B.C., Teara Fraser had a rather limited horizon. The family bounced from town to town, and her single mother from job to job (her Métis father died when she was three). Fraser left Quesnel for Vancouver...

Jul 19, 2019
On Trend: Driving change in car services
Juan Rivera

Luxury carmaker Genesis Motors, a division of Hyundai Motor Group, is setting itself apart from competitors. Through the Genesis at Home service, prospective buyers can go online, pick out a car and request a test drive. Operating in the Lower...

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