Rushmila Rahman

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jan 26, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Function Point's Jenny Ly is a software sales exec, hunter and conservationist all at once

Imagine winning a Limited Entry Hunting draw that allows you to go shoot a caribou in B.C.’s Itcha mountain range. That would mean driving 10 hours from Vancouver, jumping on a Beaver float plane and getting dropped off in the...

Jan 24, 2023
Vancouver's JWest project crosses the 50-percent mark of its $161 million philanthropic goal

For Alex Cristall, who recalls Vancouver’s Jewish Community Centre (JCC) being a big part of his formative years, it’s the “community” part of the centre that resonates with him the most. “The JCC welcomes everyone in the city and province,” he...

Jan 20, 2023
On Trend: Want to skip the gym? These online fitness programs will spot you

Mother-daughter duo Gabriela Schonbach and Amanda Giannakos channelled their passion for yoga and wellness into a COVID project back in 2020: Movement by NM. They started the subscription-based platform to blend “art, fitness and life” for $15/month or $99/year. Members...

Jan 17, 2023
Switchboard PR founder Kathleen Reid announces sale of 'original baby' to national firm Earnscliffe Strategies

Kathleen Reid caught the entrepreneurial bug early. She claims to always have been “that kid”: the one who had a babysitting club, did the lemonade stand and shovelled walks on snow days. Now, after nine years as the founder and...

Jan 16, 2023
Hidden Gem: The Narrow Lounge's lack of a sign signals a good time

When you give your bar a name like “The Narrow” you know what kind of a place you want it to be. Which is why, despite its reputation for chaos and insanity, founder David Duprey has been able to maintain...

Jan 6, 2023
Delta-based developer Build Smartr is breaking ground to reach new heights

Growing up watching his dad build houses for a living, Harv Sidhu had higher ambitions—quite literally. “At a very young age, I told my dad, I'm going to build towers, even though my dad was building houses,” he says with...

Jan 6, 2023
Central 1's latest report questions whether the door is open for B.C.'s housing market to bounce back

Life in B.C. is great—cool mountains, good food and a welcoming, diverse population are attractive enough features to convince anyone that it’s the place to be in Canada. But is it actually possible to live here? Well, for some. But based...

Jan 3, 2023
Surrey's DIVERSEcity settles in with a new incubator program for BIPOC and immigrant entrepreneurs

So you're part of the BIPOC or immigrant community looking to make a living in B.C. Where do you start? Entrepreneurship is exciting and scary, but British Columbians are all about it. Of the five-plus million people in the province, one...

Dec 23, 2022
Our favourite tech stories of 2022

If you thought the world of technology was stagnating, think twice. This year we saw creative ideas of all sizes sparking up B.C.’s position as a hub for innovation and crystallizing faith in the province’s talent pool. From edtech and...

Dec 23, 2022
OnDeck Fisheries AI is angling to revolutionize the fisheries monitoring industry with its software

Alexander Dungate got hooked onto fishing at a very young age. “My first introduction to it was with my great uncle John, who was a lifetime fisherman and Captain,” he remembers of his time growing up on Vancouver Island. “I...

Dec 20, 2022
Richmond-based Icicle Technologies has food safety down to a recipe

Steven Burton felt like he was dying. The Vancouverite had several bouts with food poisoning throughout his life, but that first one in 1980 Egypt had him lose 30 pounds to the bug. Later on, when he had children who also...

Dec 16, 2022
Leadership 2022: BCLC CEO Pat Davis is bringing players back into the fold

This year, we focus on those who have taken on new roles at the top of an organization recently, and quiz them about the changing landscape of leadership. On his first day as CEO of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Pat...

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