Steve Burgess

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Sep 1, 2023
How the Hollywood strikes are cutting up B.C.'s film industry

Near the corner of Main and Alexander in Vancouver on a sunny day in late May, catering tents mark the site of filming for A Nice Indian Boy, a rom-com featuring Deadpool’s Karan Soni and Mindhunter star Jonathan Groff. Several...

Sep 23, 2022
Here's why you've been seeing so many sports betting ads on TV

Watching sports on TV used to be predictable. Breaks in the action would feature trucks, beer and, if it was an American station, perhaps a gecko. Lately that’s changed. Sports betting sites, online casinos and cryptocurrency dealers have become major...

Jun 29, 2022
Japan's Menya Itto is the latest global culinary gem to land in Vancouver

The night before Jollibee opened its first Vancouver location in February, a line had already formed on Granville Street. On opening day, an estimated 5,000 customers filed in to order the emblematic fast food of the Philippines. That’s about 4,940 more...

Jan 10, 2022
How much money can be made from plant-based and lab-grown meat? B.C. entrepreneurs are raising the steaks

Old MacDonald had a farm. New MacDonald has a laboratory, an extruder, a 3D beef printer and the backing of venture capital. A B.C.-based investment firm called Cult Food Science is investing in companies developing cultured meat alternatives. Meanwhile, a local...

Nov 16, 2021
The provincial government’s vaccine passport has left some B.C. businesses fuming

On August 24, Shuswap woodworker Sean Cahill started a Facebook group called BC Businesses Against Vax Pass, quickly changing the name to BC Businesses Against Health Pass. His goal, Cahill told an interviewer, was “to find a place to go...

Apr 24, 2020
Can we build a greener, more livable future for B.C.? Dreams, meet reality

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. The future looks bright. That’s not necessarily a good thing. Climate change forecasts speak of blazing heat, raging wildfires and the sun shining down on...

Apr 1, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $6.5 million for a Langley house with all of the bathrooms

Address: 19870 3B Avenue, Langley Price: $6,500,000 Listing: R2426692 The skinny: Eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 13,289 square feet, 87,120-square-foot property The bling: “What the world needs now,” sang Jackie de Shannon, “is love, sweet love” Not to disagree with Jackie—she makes a good point—but what the...

Mar 10, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.6 million to live damn nice on Beaver Creek

Address: 585 Beaver Creek Road, Beaverdekk, B.C. Price: $5,679,000 Listing: 10181389 The skinny: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 5548 square feet, 670 acre ranch. The bling: Looking for the perfect getaway? How about a place that doesn’t even exist? Getaways don’t any more away than that. The location of...

Feb 27, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.2 million to drink in the view at your own Okanagan lakefront winery

Address: 20818 Mcdougald Road, Summerland Price: $5,200,000 Listing: 180598 The skinny: Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,600-square-foot house, 13-acre lakefront property The bling: Do you like wine? A glass of wine with dinner? A bottle of wine with friends? Five acres of grapes in your yard? (Some...

Feb 18, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.5 million for a Shuswap Lake hideaway not yet fit for a prince

Address: 2403 Rocky Point Road, Blind Bay Price: $5,495,000 Listing: 10163921 The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, located on 4.62 acres on Shuswap Lake The bling: Want to get away from it all? No, seriously. On the run from paparazzi, TV cameras, the Buckingham Palace Guard, your grandmother-in-law? You couldn’t...

Jan 30, 2020
Cruise ships raise economic tides, but tread some rocky waters environmentally

They glide in and out of Coal Harbour like massive wedding cakes or, in the worst-case scenario for passengers, 15-storey petri dishes. Starting in April, typically, cruise ships are a daily presence in Vancouver for much of the year. The...

Jan 17, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a Tuscan castle by the sea on Vancouver Island

Address: 10493 Allbay Road, Sidney Price: $4,900,000 Listing: 415618 The skinny: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 5,438-square-foot mansion on an 11,110-square-foot waterfront property The bling: Tuscany by the sea, they call it. Well, medieval Tuscany was a fractious kind of place, and it was often necessary to repel...

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