Nick Rockel

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Mar 16, 2018
She's strung together a guitar-making business

Life Story: By age seven, Vancouver native Meredith Coloma had lived in Taiwan and rural Chile. She went to Chile with her Canadian mother, then an anthropology student, and her musician father, a former political prisoner of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s regime who had moved to the West Coast. Returning home...

Mar 16, 2018
He's putting the rest of the industrial cleaning industry on ice

Life Story: Entrepreneurship runs in the family for Foster Coulson. His grandfather, Cliff Coulson, founded Coulson Forest Products (CFP) in 1960. With help from Foster’s father, Wayne, CFP grew into the Port Alberni–based Coulson Group of Companies, whose holdings include an aviation division. The younger Coulson, who didn’t attend university...

Feb 23, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Lightship Works brings cloud computing to the town of Elkford

Elkford may be home to just 2,500 residents, but like any community, it needs to keep track of a variety of assets. Since 2015, the picturesque East Kootenay district municipality has been doing that with software from Lightship Works Inc. The Kamloops-based...

Feb 22, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Railtown Cafe and FortisBC light it up

When Dan Olson launched Railtown Cafe with fellow chef Tyler Day in 2012, the premises they took over ran on electricity. As their Vancouver restaurant and catering business grew to four locations, the pair switched to natural gas from FortisBC—not just for stovetops...

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: A distillery and a grain cleaning co-op work together across B.C.

Before Sherry Jiang immigrated to Vancouver in 2004, she was a physician in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian. Deciding not to pursue medicine in Canada because it would take too long to get a licence, she also noticed that members of the Chinese community had a hard time finding...

Feb 1, 2018
Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark talks business

Melanie Mark billed her recent Vancouver appearance as “a glimpse of my brain,” and she didn’t disappoint. Mark, provincial minister of advanced education, skills and training, spoke at Chambar restaurant on January 30 in the latest instalment of the Cabinet Minister...

Dec 20, 2017
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work in 2018: Campbell River attracts young talent

For Eric Heel, Campbell River looks even better the second time around. After earning a degree in civil engineering from UBC, the Victoria native took a job in this seaside city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, only to return to Vancouver for other opportunities with the same company.

Dec 19, 2017
Best Cities for Work in B.C. 2018: Local oil and gas bonanza pushes Dawson Creek to full capacity

From 2,000 feet above the city of Dawson Creek, snow-dusted Peace Country shows off its riches in the afternoon sun. The rolling landscape is a patchwork of fields and forests, criss-crossed with finished and unfinished pipelines. Scattered in all directions: huge natural gas processing and compression plants, oil and gas...

Dec 18, 2017
Best Cities for Work in B.C. 2018

For our fourth annual ranking, we stay focused on income while making quality of life part of the equation. This year we also pay a visit to Dawson Creek and Campbell River, two of the 36 communities on the list

Dec 12, 2017
Premier John Horgan courts business crowd at BC Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Last Friday (December 8), Premier John Horgan took the opportunity to show that he’s a man of his word. At the BC Chamber of Commerce’s annual Premier and Cabinet Luncheon in Vancouver, Horgan said his government would make a decision...

Dec 8, 2017
A conversation with BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins

As he charts a course between connecting communities and boosting efficiency, the new head of the ferry system must also work with a provincial government that wants lower fares Mark Collins grew up in a ferry-dependent community on a ferry-dependent island: St.

Nov 29, 2017
Canada’s first all-female angel investor club opens for business

Amielle Lake wants to make one thing clear: her new angel investment group may be called Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), but it’s interested in companies run by men as well as women. “We often get referred female ventures,” says the...

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