Michael McCullough

Michael heads up Canada Wide’s editorial team, with a special focus on custom publishing. He has worked as an editor and storyteller for more than 25 years with media outlets including Canadian Business, Alberta Venture and the Vancouver Sun. He has won or been a finalist for more than a dozen journalism awards, and was named the inaugural Editor of the Year by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association in 2008. Michael specializes in putting complex ideas into formats and language accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Oct 20, 2020
Bank Shot: Canada may be a laggard, but these B.C. fintechs are ready for open banking

If you’re like me, you have a small pile of change on your dresser or bedside table. It’s been making the rounds of your pants and jacket pockets for months. As the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated a shift to contactless payment—the tap of a credit card or scan of a...

Oct 2, 2020
B.C. crypto exchange volunteers to be regulated, setting precedent

Cryptocurrency’s days as a haven for scoundrels may be numbered. This week the parent company of Vancouver-based online exchange Netcoins, BIGG Digital Assets, applied for registration from the B.C. Securities Commission—an invitation for government oversight of the sector, which has hitherto been tainted by get-rich-quick schemes, fraud and money laundering. “It’s fairly...

Aug 6, 2020
5 questions with Tom Conway, president and CEO of Small Business BC

1. You were on the job not quite a year when the COVID-19 crisis hit. Did that help prepare you for what was to come? I’m so grateful that this crisis, if it had to happen at all, occurred in my...

Nov 28, 2019
Arc’teryx opens “lifestyle” store

Performance clothing brands like the North Face and Canada Goose long ago noticed that more of their jackets could be spotted on the streets of big cities than above treeline. North Vancouver–based Arc’teryx Equipment decided to go with the flow by unveiling its first “lifestyle” concept store, at Burnaby’s Metropolis at...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC North Coast

One of B.C.’s smallest economic regions by population, the North Coast nonetheless finds itself home to the largest capital project in Canadian history over the next several years. On October 1, 2018, LNG Canada, a joint venture of global energy companies led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, announced it had...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Cariboo

The Cariboo was the site of the 1858 gold rush that brought large numbers of settlers to British Columbia for the first time. Today the region is still the working heart of the province, its economy strongly influenced by the cycles of commodity prices and new infrastructure investment. The largest city...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Kootenay

Lying along B.C.’s eastern border, the Kootenay region is a diverse economy that includes mining, refining, forestry, tourism and the tech sectors. The Kootenays boast the province’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.1%. Economists for the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. noted in their Regional Check-Up 2018: “The number of jobs...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Thompson Okanagan

BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA In the words of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, the Thompson-Okanagan region has enjoyed a “stellar year in terms of economic growth” (Regional Check-Up 2018). Strong job creation has absorbed much of the remaining slack...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Vancouver Island Coast

Other Canadians think of Vancouver Island mostly for having the most benign, un-Canadian climate in the country. And sure enough, the region attracts more than its share of retirees and other well-heeled migrants from colder climes. But the Island is also accommodating to business, with a thriving, diversified economy. “Vancouver Island...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Nechako

With the smallest population base of all B.C.’s development regions – the largest city is Smithers, population 5,400 – the Nechako region can see its economic fortunes materially affected by a single mill shutdown or highway construction project or, as is the case for the foreseeable future, developments in neighbouring...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Northeast

The Northeast, the only part of B.C. lying east of the Continental Divide, is, economically speaking, inescapably connected to energy. The region produces virtually all of B.C.’s natural gas output – second only to Alberta among the provinces – and could account for a great deal more were prices to...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Lower Mainland - Southwest

With three-fifths of British Columbia’s population and an even greater share of provincial economic output, the Lower Mainland is typically the first place companies and individuals look when they consider a move to Canada’s westernmost province. And for most of the past decade, the region has been the undisputed driver...

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