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

Sep 15, 2021
Pacific Trader: Will Tantalus Systems provide a jolt to the utility sector?

The stock: Like the new kid who arrives at school and promptly gets bumped up a grade, Tantalus Systems Holding (TSX:GRID) is still a bit of an unknown. After listing on the TSX Venture Exchange this past February, the Burnaby...

Sep 8, 2021
Pacific Trader: NexGen Energy’s stock is glowing with the prospect of a nuclear revival

The stock: None but the roughest of roughnecks these days would deny that we’re in the midst of an energy transition away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels. What’s not crystal clear is what’s going to replace them as a source of...

Sep 1, 2021
Pacific Trader: After 25 years, food tech company Enwave turns the corner to profitability

The stock: Delta-based Enwave Corp. (TSXV:ENW) is a company with a promising patented technology trying to transcend a messy history. Enwave manufactures and sells Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) machines, based on a process first developed at UBC, which use microwaves...

Aug 25, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Lithium Americas could be a big winner in the EV revolution

If you believe in the lithium story, Lithium Americas is as good a vehicle as any to ride it out. The company is about a year away from starting production at its Caucharí-Olaroz project in Argentina, which will use a combination of brine evaporation ponds and chemical processing plants to produce 40,000 tonnes per year to start.

Aug 18, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can Leaf Mobile crack the code to unlock cellphone gaming riches?

The stock: If console developers like Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:EA) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) are the stodgy major studios of the electronic gaming world, mobile developers are the low-budget independents, seeking to give the people what they want: cheap and cheerful...

Aug 11, 2021
Pacific Trader: Did Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers bid too much for its latest (and greatest) acquisition?

The stock: Founded in Kelowna in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSX:RBA) used to be a counter-cyclical stock. The now Burnaby-based auction house for heavy equipment recorded some of its best quarters whenever the economy went into recession, as ailing resources...

Aug 4, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Telus stock is suddenly moving skyward

The stock: Like Canada’s other major telecoms, Telus Corp. (TSX:T) has been sleepily range-bound the past few years. As long as they tempered their expectations for capital gains, investors could rest easy knowing the stock would hold up in a market...

Jul 28, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can renewable gas upstart Green Impact Partners put a dent in carbon emissions?

Vancouver-based Green Impact Partners (TSXV:GIP) has started construction of a renewable natural gas plant near a couple of big dairy farms in Colorado that’s expected to churn out 800 million Btus of the stuff per day when it’s finished a year or so from now.

Jul 21, 2021
Pacific Trader: Has chemical manufacturer Methanex turned its ship around?

The stock: The fact that Methanex Corp. (TSX:MX, NASDAQ:MEOH) happens to be based in Vancouver goes back to its origins in a single plant in Kitimat using natural gas feedstock from Alberta to manufacture methanol for export to global markets—a...

Jul 14, 2021
Pacific Trader: Both sides of Teck Resources’ split personality are prospering

The stock: Investors are on the fence about B.C.’s, indeed Canada’s, largest diversified mining company, Teck Resources (TSX:TECK.A, TECK.B; NYSE:TECK). On the one hand, it’s a bad, old fossil fuel producer, accounting for most of the country’s metallurgical coal production and part-owner of the Fort Hills oilsands mine in Alberta.

Jul 7, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Equinox Gold could be about to shine

The stock: Gold producers generally have been trending downward for months, given the ambivalence around the price of gold. Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX, NYSE American:EQX), chaired by Vancouver mining and renewable energy tycoon Ross Beaty, has done worse than most—down 39 percent year-to-date, to $8.65 on Tuesday—largely thanks to the...

Jun 30, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can Absolute Software capture the exploding market for work-from-anywhere IT security?

The stock: In a province burgeoning with ambitious (some might say overhyped and overpriced) technology startups, Absolute Software Corp. (TSX, NASDAQ:ABST) is a hoary relic of an earlier time. It was founded in 1993, focused on tracking systems for the...

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