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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

Nov 16, 2022
Pacific Trader: The Yamana takeover gives Pan American Silver a much needed upgrade

The stock: “What have you done for me lately?” investors might have asked Pan American Silver (TSX:PAAS) earlier this year. Though one of the world’s largest silver producers, its performance and profitability had been lagging behind its peers. Then, on...

Nov 2, 2022
Pacific Trader: The B.C.-based gusher that has nearly doubled this year

The stock: It’s hard to find a stock that is up at all in 2022, let alone one that is up 96 percent. Yet that’s the position International Petroleum Corp. (TSX:IPCO) finds itself in after another quarterly earnings report released...

Oct 26, 2022
2022 Venture Capital Report: Multiple factors have slowed investment activity, but can B.C. bounce back?

Just a few years ago, a typical early-stage venture funding round netted $1 million, maybe $2 million, for a startup to build out its technology and get it ready for market. So what is one to make of the US$40-million...

Oct 18, 2022
Pacific Trader: Invest like Ken Sim with Diversified Royalty Corp.

The stock: For better or for worse, Vancouver’s mayor-elect Ken Sim is known as a wealthy businessman. Nurse Next Door, the home-care franchise network he co-founded with John DeHart in 2001, was mostly responsible. But did you know you too...

Oct 5, 2022
Pacific Trader: Vancouver's Wishpond Technologies could be more than just wishful thinking

The stock: Be greedy when others are fearful, Warren Buffett famously admonished. Instead of taking the last of your spare change and tossing it into a fountain, a better strategy is to look for glints of hope poking through the rubble...

Sep 21, 2022
Pacific Trader: Copperleaf shows its utility through market rout

The stock: Pity the folks who bought into Copperleaf Technologies (TSX:CPLF) upon its initial public offering last October. They’ve watched the stock plunge from $15 a share to $6.33 as of Tuesday’s close. Tech stocks with most (or, in Copperleaf’s...

Sep 6, 2022
Pacific Trader: Ballard Power has its eyes on the BidenBucks

The stock: Amid the renewed stock market carnage of recent weeks, one cohort of issuers had something to celebrate. Makers of green energy technology enjoyed a sizeable bump after U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law...

Aug 24, 2022
Pacific Trader: The Keg is feasting on the Summer of Revenge

You’d think a chain of restaurants premised on the consumption of red meat wouldn’t have the brightest future. But consumers intermittently house-bound for the past two years are flooding back onto barstools and patios to get together again with friends and family.

Aug 9, 2022
Pacific Trader: B2Gold bucks the commodity slump

Precious metals prices have actually crept up in recent months. And the biggest gold producer hereabouts is B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO; NYSE:BTG), with operating mines in Mali, the Philippines and Namibia and exploration and development projects on four continents.

Jul 19, 2022
Pacific Trader: Paper profits in sight for Canfor Pulp Products

The stock: Most forest products were caught up in the recent downdraft for commodities sparked by fears of an impending global recession. Not so for pulp and paper. U.S. pulp prices have risen sharply this year on supply constraints and...

Jul 7, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can Lions Gate Entertainment rewrite the stock market narrative?

The stock: The ongoing stock market rout may have you seeking some escapism, some diversion to take your mind off your portfolio’s troubles. One thing that can be said for entertainment stocks like Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A, LGF.B) is they...

Jun 27, 2022
The 2022 Top 100: Anything but Normal

The boom times only look that way in hindsight. We may come to remember 2021 as the sweet spot between the initial shock COVID-19 dealt to the world economy and the twin perils of inflation and rising interest rates that...

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