Saphiya Zerrouk

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Sep 10, 2021
On Trend: B.C.-made soy candles have a bright future

Better times are coming, and we can just smell it. Soy is now a go-to wax for candlemakers because it burns cleaner and longer than paraffin–and wipes up with soap and water. Here are some of the sustainability-minded B.C. artisans...

Aug 12, 2021
For B.C. dealers and brands, the COVID-induced bike boom is a good bad problem

With summer upon us, British Columbians keep snatching up bicycles faster than stores can stock them. COVID-19 kicked sales into high gear as people sought a safe outdoor escape, and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. We asked...

Aug 9, 2021
B.C. musicians and concert venues prepare to go live again after more than a year of hardship

Zachary Gray, who’s been out of work since the start of the pandemic, is one of many local musicians hit hard by COVID-19 shutdowns. “Vancouver is a place that’s constantly coaxing you to give up music and leave,” says Gray...

Jul 28, 2021
North Vancouver’s Tatras Group is helping build bridges, literally and metaphorically

Building restoration calls for tradespeople to get into hard-to-reach places, but such tasks often damage a structure’s exterior and its surrounding ecosystem. North Vancouver–based rope access specialist Tatras Group offers a better way, thanks to its innovative installation methods and in-house trades team. “We...

Jul 16, 2021
10 Vancouver-area art shows to feast your eyes on this summer

With B.C. in Step 3 of its restart, it’s a great time to plan some culture into your summer. Whether you grab some friends or go solo, these local exhibitions include work by a wide variety of artists from B.C.

Jun 25, 2021
To put it bluntly, B.C.'s cannabis industry is reaching great heights: report

Since its legalization in Canada in October of 2018, sales of cannabis by THC weight have steadily increased in B.C. year over year. A recent report conducted by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) at UVic looked at sales...

Jun 24, 2021
B.C. non-profit creates Canada's first pro bono virtual family mediation project

With the majority of business being conducted virtually for the better part of a year, many organizations have become more comfortable with online platforms. Take the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. (APB), for example. With the support of the British Columbia...

Jun 18, 2021
B.C. organizations step up to help end period poverty at work and home

Half of the world’s population will experience a period—which means that all of those people need to buy menstrual hygiene products and use them monthly. For some, that isn’t an option. It isn’t just a problem for developing countries. In B.C.

Jun 18, 2021
Technology Impact Awards announce 2021 finalists

Technologically speaking, we’ve never been in better spirits. Just ask the BC Tech Association, which has announced the finalists for its 2021 Technology Impact Awards. The province’s largest and longest-running tech awards saw a record 44 finalists across 11 categories. Inspiration from...

Jun 9, 2021
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition announces 2021 Pacific Region finalists

Pandemic or not, entrepreneurship in this province looks as strong as ever. Judges just named 22 B.C. businesses as finalists for the 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards’ Pacific Region program. BCBusiness is a longtime sponsor of EOY, which recognizes...

Jun 1, 2021
Youth Innovation Showcase announces 2021 finalists

B.C. has no shortage of innovators—and it looks like there are plenty more in the pipeline. The Science Fair Foundation of BC just announced the 10 finalists in its 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase. Their projects, which span sectors such as healthtech...

May 31, 2021
Work from home? Or back to the office? This B.C. tech firm has a post-pandemic fix

Itching to get back to the office or enjoying the commute from bed to your at-home workstation? Traction on Demand might have the perfect in-between for employees who want to ditch the loungewear and start interacting with the outside world again. Feedback...

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