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Dec 13, 2019
On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby-campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has...

Dec 12, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Michael Wrinch has a taste for danger

“I’ve been doing electrical engineering my whole life,” says Michael Wrinch. “I was born this way.” When Wrinch was a child, his mother noticed that he enjoyed taking things to pieces, so she asked the local TV repairman to drop off anything customers didn’t want fixed at the end of...

Dec 6, 2019
Inventory: There's a prefab home for every preference from these 10 B.C. manufacturers

MOD SQUAD Calgary-based Horizon North acquired Karoleena in 2016, but the latter’s Scandinavian-style modern homes are still made in Kamloops. Modules are 90-percent finished inside and out in the factory, then shipped to the site and placed on the foundation with a crane for completion of electrical and mechanical connections. 750-3,000...

Dec 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in December and January

It’s the darkest time of the year, but North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is aglow until January 26. The Canyon Lights festival claims to have the tallest Christmas trees in the world: eight Douglas firs up to 110 feet high, lit from top to bottom and connected by seven...

Nov 25, 2019
On Trend: Meal delivery services are bringing the heat

With online ordering and delivery of anything on the menu at eateries from coffee shops to pubs, a 2018 report from Swiss financial services giant UBS predicts that preparing food at home may be obsolete by 2030. A survey of 1,500 Canadians in May by Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab...

Nov 22, 2019
Inventory: B.C. First Nations creations from clothing to decor

ROOM SERVICE Each of the 18 boutique hotel suites in Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge and Residence is unique, but all were conceived by Indigenous artists in collaboration with local interior designers. A fair trade gallery at street level showcases Indigenous artistic and cultural work. The proceeds from the hotel and gallery go to...

Nov 7, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia goes to the dogs

When Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia isn’t managing her Vancouver businesses, she devotes herself to charity activities. Since 1987, her Women’s Media Golf Classic has raised millions of dollars for child-related organizations, including Variety Children’s Charity and the Children’s Foundation, although it recently...

Nov 1, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in November 2019

Run as a charity to benefit the community, Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food & Drink is 11 days of culinary workshops, winemaker dinners, food and drink seminars, health and wellness events, parties and presentations. Learn how to cook and eat sustainably, experience a global night market, go to a Warhol...

Oct 31, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Nude Beverages head of operations Maddy Amisano

North Vancouver native Maddy Amisano studied journalism and communications at BCIT yet wound up in the food and beverage industry. In 2015, she turned her passion for baking into a business. Two years later, Amisano became the first person hired by Nude Vodka Soda shortly after it launched. Impressed by...

Oct 17, 2019
On Trend: How to prepare for the Big One

International ShakeOut Day is October 17. At 10:17 a.m., whether at work, at home or in transit, it's time to practise what to do when an earthquake hits. And don’t think this only applies to coastal residents: the magnitude 9...

Oct 9, 2019
After Hours: What to do in October 2019

Billed as Canada’s largest harvest festival, Harvestland brings activities for all ages to the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver this month. Look for the family-friendly Bavarian Village (axe-throwing, pumpkin catapult, swordplay), Kinder Farm (pumpkin carving stations, tractor rides), Woodland Labyrinth...

Oct 4, 2019
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May has a jobs-friendly plan to combat climate change. Will it work?

As Elizabeth May enters Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for a town hall meeting with her constituents on Vancouver Island, she waves to one audience member, hugs another, sits and chats to a third. Apparently May knows most of those in the room, as she notices a few newcomers and asks...

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