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Aug 7, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Aluminum shines, electoral turnout declines
Nathan Caddell

In March, if you were setting an over/under on how long it would take British Columbians to have reckless parties at which mass numbers of people contracted COVID at four-and-a-half months, we personally probably would have pounded the under. So...

Aug 6, 2020
Vancouver-based fashion entrepreneur wants to revolutionize activewear...again
Nathan Caddell

Steven Sal Debus has a long history of innovating in the Canadian fashion industry. In the mid-1990s, he took his Brock University business degree and launched Modrobes, the very Canadian, extremely popular pants, through a class project. That empire eventually...

Jul 24, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Blueberries, glory holes and giving some Slack
Nathan Caddell

Guess who’s back, back again. COVID’s back; tell a friend, but keep your distance while you do it. Yes, the increase in cases in B.C. is troubling. So are the parties in Kelowna and on Vancouver’s Third Beach. As our collective...

Jul 23, 2020
Calling all brands: New contest offers one lucky winner big support to raise its game during COVID
Nick Rockel

Big and small, brands here in B.C. and around the world have been left reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Vancouver-headquartered Very Polite Agency wants to lend a hand. “This time has obviously been very difficult for a lot of companies,” says...

Jul 17, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Nice time is over at the provincial legislature
Nathan Caddell

What does “getting back to normal” mean? Well, it means restaurants and bars, haircuts and professional sports. All things we’re seeing now, even if they are altered slightly (haircuts with masks) or dramatically (Major League Soccer—and soon the NHL—with no fans). But if...

Jul 8, 2020
Saje advice? The story behind the corporate takeover at one of B.C.’s best-known wellness brands
Nathan Caddell

One of Vancouver’s most successful business stories has come to an abrupt end. It all began in 1992, when Jean-Pierre and Kate Ross LeBlanc opened a small shop in North Vancouver dedicated to selling essential oils and skincare products. Since then, Saje...

Jul 7, 2020
After Very Good Butchers’ success, what other FrontFundr companies might pull a public move?
Nathan Caddell

If developing a genuinely good vegan burger wasn’t groundbreaking enough, Victoria-based Very Good Butchers achieved another first last month, when it became the first company listed on equity crowdfunding platform FrontFundr to go public. Very Good hit the Canadian Stock Exchange (under the...

Jul 2, 2020
After Hours: Three things to do in summer 2020
By the Editors

Internationally acclaimed Vancouver comedy troupe The Sunday Service hasn’t cancelled a show in 15 years, and even a pandemic can’t stop this chuckle train. Improvisers Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read and Taz VanRassel, along with musical director...

Jun 26, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The NHL, going public and changing B.C.’s name
Nathan Caddell

Hey, we stopped doing this in, like, mid-March. Anything happen since then? Now that it feels like the world is ready to be judged once more, a quick reminder of how things go down here. Much of this will be tongue-in-cheek. Some...

Jun 16, 2020
Mark Pannes out as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO after five months
Nathan Caddell

Mark Pannes’ introductory press conference as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO last winter was…different, to say the least. The former AS Roma executive started things off by revealing that season ticket renewal numbers were down. It was a refreshing moment in the often...

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