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May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Delta

Delta is a spectacular place to watch the world go by. From its log-strewn beaches along the Strait of Georgia, you can marvel at some of the five million migratory birds that use the Fraser River delta as a vital stopover on their annual journeys between the Arctic and southern...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Coquitlam

Rapid transit is driving rapid growth to Coquitlam. Mayor Richard Stewart credits the Evergreen SkyTrain Extension with driving a flood of new residents to the community even before it opened in late 2016. Coquitlam has been one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the region since 2012, with its population surging...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: City of Langley

Langley is a tale of two cities—or, more accurately, a tale of one city and one district municipality. The City of Langley and the Township of Langley happily exist next to each other but are governed by separate mayors and councils. The former is a compact, 10-square-kilometre municipality bounded on...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide: Chilliwack

Many British Columbians have had a taste of Chilliwack, even if they’ve never set foot in the Fraser Valley city. Its nearly 1,000 farms supply milk, eggs, fruit and much more to grocery stores across the continent. And just thinking about the roadside stands selling sweet Chilliwack corn every summer...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide: Abbotsford/Mission

Abbotsford-Mission has an enviable problem: figuring out how to build on success. Its economy is projected to grow 2.5 percent in 2018, making it the second-fastest-growing census metropolitan area (CMA) in the country, according to the Conference Board of Canada. That places these two neighbouring Fraser Valley communities just behind...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: New Westminster

New Westminster is more than booming—it’s blossoming into a nexus of urban cool. Chic bistros, cocktail bars and juice cafés spill out from once-empty storefronts on downtown Columbia Street and in other neighbourhoods. A street-food truck festival rolls in every summer. The skyline is sprouting numerous new offices and condo...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge’s pace of life has always moved a little slower than in most of Metro Vancouver. So has its pace of growth. Despite its early start in 1874 as B.C.’s sixth municipality, it remained a district until 2014 rather than incorporating as a city. Things have picked up considerably...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Township of Langley

There’s no doubt what’s driving the population boom in Langley: soaring housing costs rippling outward from Vancouver are pushing homebuyers to more-affordable parts of the Fraser Valley. For example, a benchmark house in Langley costs two-thirds the price of one in East Vancouver. The Township of Langley saw its population...

Mar 19, 2018
2018 MBA Guide

Vanja Terzic is in a sunny mood, as you might expect from someone who escaped Vancouver’s November drizzle for Melbourne’s blue skies. The Bosnian-born University of Toronto mechanical engineering graduate is on a study exchange at Melbourne Business School to...

Mar 16, 2018
This engineer develops project management software for construction companies

Life Story: Karine Samson has big plans for Optimal Efficiency, the Vancouver-based startup she founded in 2015. The company, which makes project management software for construction, mining and energy-sector firms, aims to capture a sizeable chunk of its multibillion-dollar market. It’s a bold ambition that is grounded in facts and...

Mar 16, 2018
Prince Rupert councillor runs educational non-profit on the side

Life Story: Blair Mirau is working on a one-man band. The Prince Rupert native is teaching himself to play guitar, harmonica, foot tambourine, cajón drum and egg shaker, all at the same time. This multitasking feat seems simple compared to his day job as CEO of the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society.

Mar 16, 2018
This former banker is looking to streamline regulatory processes for cryptocurrencies

Life Story: Qayyum Rajan was born in Vancouver, but he took a global outlook from a very young age. He was just two weeks old when his parents moved his family to Kenya, where he grew up before returning to Canada as a teenager. Food and finance are Rajan’s lifelong...

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