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Sep 15, 2020
11 B.C. beers win gold at 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards
By the Editors

While COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on this province’s restaurant industry, it hasn’t necessarily affected alcohol sales on the same level. And though things definitely aren’t “back to normal” for those in B.C.’s brewery business, many in that sector got some good...

Sep 11, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The NDP considers going full Thanos and the power of six
Nathan Caddell

As most everyone has noted, this year is basically like the dog-in-a-house-that’s-on-fire GIF. Except the problem is, that’s not fully representative of 2020. Sure, the fire could be COVID-19; that makes sense. But you’d also need something to represent the actual...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: How 10 different industries are planning to bounce back from COVID-19
By the Editors

Months later, it’s still an eye-popping number. After B.C. went into lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the province lost 400,000 jobs in March and April. Anyone else miss the good old days of the global financial crisis? Our job...

Aug 14, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: 80 cases and heartbreak
Nathan Caddell

Well, our leaders have gone past the “being disappointed” stage when it comes to B.C. and COVID-19 cases. With the pandemic now hitting around 80 announced new cases per day, the province is dealing with a rather rude awakening. Of course, one...

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...

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