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

Feb 1, 2023
Pacific Trader: This Ivanhoe Mines looks like another money-maker

IVN shares have rallied nearly 60 percent over the past six months to $12.33 as of Tuesday’s close. Earlier this week, the company released its first development plan for Kamoa-Kakula since 2020, which was well received by analysts.

Jan 18, 2023
Pacific Trader: Zymeworks stages an unlikely recovery

The stock: We were ready to consign Zymeworks (NASDAQ:ZYME) to the list of once brightly burning B.C.-based biotechs—it was at one point the most valuable life sciences startup in Canada—to ignominiously flame out. (See Quadra Logic Technologies, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Cardiome...

Jan 3, 2023
Pacific Trader: B.C.'s biggest winners and losers in the stock market in 2022

Do we need reminding what a lousy year 2022 was on the markets? The S&P/TSX Composite finished the year down 8.66 percent, which was at least better than the S&P 500 (-19.95 percent), which at least outperformed the NASDAQ 100...

Dec 13, 2022
Pacific Trader: Sigma Lithium catapults to critical mineral front ranks

The stock: You wouldn’t know what a miserable year on the markets 2022 has been from the looks of Sigma Lithium Corp. (TSXV, NASDAQ:SGML). The Vancouver-based junior miner’s stock is up more than 250 percent year to date, based on...

Nov 29, 2022
Pacific Trader: Canfor is rooted in deep value

Morningstar named Canfor Corp. (TSX:CFP) one of the 10 cheapest stocks in Canada in October. As of Tuesday, it was still trading at $23.89, or 35 percent below the investment intelligence agency’s fair value estimate of $37.

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...

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