Marcie Good

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Jan 12, 2016
Joe Segal on the moment he turned his finances around

“This was just after the war, 1947. I was starting out in the war surplus business, because I’d been in the army overseas. I didn’t have any money but I did have one deal—I don’t remember whether it was marine pumps or camouflage paint—and I needed $5,000 to pay for it. I...

Jan 7, 2016
Ex-politician arrested for protest at Site C

Protestor charged Three protestors, including a former Peace River politician, were arrested on Wednesday morning for blocking vehicles attempting to enter the BC Hydro Site C dam construction site. Arthur Hadland, an area farmer who served as a Peace River Regional District director, was charged with mischief on Wednesday. “I don’t...

Dec 17, 2015
Tsawwassen First Nation turns down proposed LNG facility

LNG killedOn December 16, members of the Tsawwassen First Nation narrowly defeated the proposed development of a liquefied natural gas export facility on Tsawwassen territory. Despite support for the proposal from Chief Bryce Williams and TFN leadership, 53 per cent of the 139 people who voted rejected the project. As...

Dec 14, 2015
British Columbians keep spending despite record debt

Merry debtmasWhile the average Canadian household now carries $1.64 in debt for every dollar of disposable income, Vancouverites won’t rein in their holiday spending. On Monday, Statistics Canada released figures showing that household debt compared with disposable income is now 163.7 per cent, an increase of one percent over the...

Dec 9, 2015
Lululemon reports sagging revenues, inventory overflow

Profits downFollowing on the heels of a not-at-all-glowing analyst report last week, Lululemon Athletica Inc. reported its own disappointing third-quarter results on Wednesday. Net income totaled $53.2 million, a 12 per cent drop from the same period in 2014. These numbers caused the company to reduce its annual revenue and profit...

Aug 10, 2015
Roger Hardy: Canada's e-commerce king

The small, angular man in the grey suit sitting next to me on the Los Angeles Metro bus doesn’t take long to strike up a conversation. He is a car salesman, I am a writer, so naturally we are sponging each other for information. He knows from my accent that...

Jun 1, 2014
B.C.'s Big Law Firm Shakeup

The small meeting room cramped with stacks of cardboard file boxes and an empty bookshelf seems a fitting place for two of the three partners in the new firm Michael, Evrensel and Pawar LLP to discuss their plans for the future. “Eventually we’ll have a nice boardroom,” says Marshall Pawar.

Jul 1, 2013
The Beachcombers

Keats Island is swathed in mist as Erik Hammond maneuvers his fibreglass tugboat slowly out of the Gibsons marina. The scene is familiar to him; he’s been boating on these waters since his parents took him out in a bassinet. But his companion Paul Craddock, who is visiting the Sunshine...

Apr 4, 2011
What is Real Sustainability in Business?

Back in 2005, Denise Taschereau came by Mark Trotzuk’s showroom on East Hastings to have a look at some apparel. She was director of sustainability for Mountain Equipment Co-op; he was a former banker who had morphed a clothing line...

Dec 16, 2010
Virginia Greene: Expo '86's marketer

From helping lead Expo ’86 to starting Go Direct Marketing, Virginia Greene has made a career out of big audacious wins. She’s now rolling the dice one more time. Virginia Greene, Liberal candidate in Vancouver-Fairview, is knocking on a door. It’s a task long

Dec 15, 2010
A Eulogy for Virginia Greene

Feeling that the recent obituaries for Virginia Greene have rung false, Vancouver writer Marcie Good reflects on Greene's charisma, and the difficulty of capturing a dynamic life in bare words. I hadn’t seen Virginia Greene for five years, but the recent news that she died of ovarian cancer at age 66 came as a particular shock. It just didn’t seem like something she would do.

Nov 3, 2010
B.C. Business Leaders with Staying Power

My high-school guidance counsellor told us to expect seven different careers in our lives. In the early ’90s, there were no more long-term jobs; if we generation-Xers were fortunate enough to progress beyond flipping burgers, we must demonstrate lots of...

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