Felicity Stone

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Mar 6, 2020
HR Report 2020: Ski Resort Jobs delivers on its promise

Resort businesses have their own challenges when it comes to hiring. Hospitality wages are typically low. Housing prices are often high. This past July, after six years living and working in Canadian ski towns, Whistler-based Shane Martz came up with...

Mar 3, 2020
2020 HR Report: How does a large B.C. tech firm handle a hiring spree?

“Where the hell will you ski or ride this season??” read an October Facebook post by Port Coquitlam–based Finger Food Advanced Technology Group. “We have 75 open roles, but when there’s 35cm of powder, we ain’t working. Geddit?? Ski resorts...

Feb 28, 2020
2020 HR Report: The B.C. apparel industry fights back against a talent shortage

When Chip Wilson talks, other clothing manufacturers listen. And for good reason. When he spoke in October at a meeting of the newly formed BC Apparel & Gear Association (BCAG) at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on SFU’s...

Feb 21, 2020
Weekend Warrior: The surf is often up for Jason MacIsaac

Don’t ask Jason MacIsaac where he likes to surf. Apart from “mostly on Vancouver Island,” all he will say is that surf culture is territorial and protective of its locations. As it happens, for nearly two decades MacIsaac lived in...

Feb 6, 2020
Veteran headhunter Caroline Stokes shares her tips for attracting and keeping the best employees

“Talent is the biggest driver of success, and a recruiter’s job is to get the talent,” writes Caroline Stokes in her new book, Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company. The self-described human capital entrepreneur did marketing and PR for firms like Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Nokia Corp. before moving from the U.K. to Vancouver in 2006...

Feb 4, 2020
Inventory: B.C.-crafted jewelry could make a lasting impression on your valentine

Leah Alexandra is both a jewelry business started in 2006 and the first two names of its founder, Leah Belford. In addition to demi-fine items, the Gastown studio produces handmade earrings, necklaces and rings using 14-karat gold, pearls and semiprecious...

Feb 3, 2020
After Hours: What to do in February 2020

The 2020 Hopwired Festival, at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, features breweries and coffee roasters from across Canada and the U.S., plus the Espressotec coffee-inspired cocktail competition and a lager bar offering samples from Bellingham’s award-winning...

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...

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