Felicity Stone

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Jan 22, 2015
CP wins Arbutus corridor dispute with City of Vancouver

Arbutus corridor back on track The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that not only can CP reactivate the train tracks along the Arbutus corridor, but that the City of Vancouver and the public have no claim on it for other purposes. Saying that CP “will suffer irreparable harm if it...

Jan 16, 2015
Two B.C.ers nominated for Oscars in special effects

Root for Groot An Oscar statuette may be coming to B.C. next month. Two local residents have been nominated for Academy Awards, both in the visual effects category. Yaletown resident Nicolas Aithadi, who works for MPC Vancouver, has been nominated with three others for their work on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jan 15, 2015
A new upscale underground bar aims to be a Vancouver institution

When Prohibition opens in the basement of the Rosewood Georgia Hotel later this season (having missed its initial launch window of December) it will be the finishing touch in the restoration of a Vancouver landmark. “We want Prohibition to become a Vancouver institution,” says Bruce Langereis, president of the Delta...

Jan 13, 2015
A Yaletown office that channels wine country (photos)

Upper Management In his upstairs office, Jay Garnett analyzes potential products—new listings coming into the government stores or new wines to try. Everybody on Board The boardroom is used for everything from staff meetings to training sessions with suppliers. “Everybody from the accounting clerk on up comes to all the tastings,” says Jay...

Jan 13, 2015
YVR airport just got a little bigger

Travel is broadening Finally, something to look forward to in air travel. YVR's expanded Domestic Terminal, the A-B Connector, features new gate capacity, an expedited baggage system, seismic upgrades and more dining and shopping options. The new $213-million expansion of the original areas of the 1968 terminal is the first...

Jan 8, 2015
Stephen Harper visits Delta, announces student loans for trades apprentices

Courting the student vote? Now students in vocational programs can take on debt just like university students. Today in Delta, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the Canada Student Loans Program will provide trade apprentices with up to $4,000 per period of technical training. The Canada Apprenticeship Loan, available to those...

Jan 6, 2015
Inside Canada's only recruiting firm for hourly workers

When Cameron Laker launched Mindfield with Jade Bourelle in December 2005, he was 26, had no recruiting experience and worked in the attic above Bourelle’s garage. To pay the bills, he took on everything from technology and senior sales recruiting to CFO searches. Then Mr. Lube came along looking for...

Dec 12, 2014
Recently Opened: Chambar gets a new downtown location (next door)

By moving to the building next door at 568 Beatty Street, Chambar has acquired a year-round patio, a room for private functions and a kitchen four times the size of the old one. Chef Nico Schuerman, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Karri, can now stretch creatively as well...

Dec 11, 2014
The Expat Survival Guide: what to know before you go

Living and working abroad can be rewarding, but uprooting yourself—especially with a family—isn’t easy. And according to Statistics Canada, more British Columbians move out of the country (for work and other reasons) than Canadians from any other province. Allan Nichols, president of the Canadian Expat Association; Linda Lachapelle, director of...

Dec 5, 2014
See how chocolate is made at Richmond-based ChocXO cafe

For 30 years, Vancouver expat Richard Foley imported fine chocolate to California and distributed it to chocolatiers around the world. One of his customers was Wade Pugh, who made custom chocolates for the hospitality industry through his company Chewter's Chocolates on Horseshoe Way in Richmond. Now the two have combined...

Nov 28, 2014
Forget chocolate, these B.C. Advent calendars are full of beer

From December 1 to 24, it won't just be children enjoying daily treats from their Advent calendars. This year, thousands of adults have purchased cases of 24 different B.C. craft beers to be savoured one day at a time until Christmas Eve. For 2014, Victoria's Phillips Beer produced 14,000 cases of...

Nov 27, 2014
B.C.'s 16 most powerful women leaders

Paula Gordon, Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, The University of British Columbia; Medical Director, Sadie Diamond Breast Program, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category) The Women's Executive Network (WXN) has named 16 women from British Columbia to its 12th annual Top 100 list; two...

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