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Jul 2, 2020
After Hours: Three things to do in summer 2020

Internationally acclaimed Vancouver comedy troupe The Sunday Service hasn’t cancelled a show in 15 years, and even a pandemic can’t stop this chuckle train. Improvisers Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read and Taz VanRassel, along with musical director...

Jun 25, 2020
Student-run non-profit Incline Education pledges mentorship for high schoolers during COVID-19

The choice of what to do after graduating from high school is hardly ever an easy one. Throw in a global pandemic and heaps of uncertainty, and the class of 2020 (and beyond) are in a bit of a pickle. Enter...

Jun 16, 2020
Three B.C. companies recognized as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum

Any list that’s been dotted with names like Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter and Spotify is going to be hard to crack. Three B.C. businesses did just that this week as the World Economic Forum released its 20th annual cohort of technology...

Jun 9, 2020
B.C. commercial real estate took a beating from COVID-19: report

Commercial real estate is holding up better than many other B.C. industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as some ugly new numbers show, this is no time to gloat. In a recent briefing, the British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that its BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) plunged from 134.2 to 123.2 during the first quarter of the year. The index—which aims to forecast changes in broad commercial real estate activity throughout the province—fell 4.8 percent compared to the same...

May 12, 2020
Here’s your chance to weigh in on BC’s Restart Plan

Last week, Premier John Horgan announced BC’s Restart Plan, which outlines the next stage of managing the COVID-19 pandemic and how the province will begin getting people back to work. In its third Pulse Check survey, the BC Chamber of Commerce wants to hear what you expect to happen under the new guidelines...

Apr 29, 2020
B.C. startups unhappy with government response to COVID-19 pandemic: survey

Starting a business is a tough endeavour, even in a picture-perfect economic climate. So it’s more than understandable that early-stage companies in B.C. and across the country are having a hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while federal and...

Apr 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Suku Vitamins CEO Ju Young Yoo

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Ju Young Yoo graduated from UBC with a bachelor of science and started plying his trade as a research assistant with his alma mater and Arthritis Research Canada. But it wasn’t long before he...

Apr 16, 2020
What you need to know about federal and provincial support for B.C. businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (updated)

**Updated on April 24. Please check back for further updates as new information becomes available** As businesses and workers throughout B.C. struggle with plunging revenue and job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial governments have stepped up with multibillion-dollar relief efforts.

Apr 16, 2020
New report reveals a growing and diverse VR/AR ecosystem in B.C., but challenges loom

We don’t know about you, but given the state of the world, strapping on a pair of VR goggles sounds pretty appealing right now. Looking beyond escapism, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies might end up playing a key role in helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 15, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... ContactsForLess founder Paul Slusher

Contactsforless.ca founder Paul W. Slusher runs a business that prides itself on being both innovative and grounded. The former is exemplified by his Surrey operation’s pledge to donate 51 percent of all net profits to the nonprofit of the buyer’s choosing.

Apr 10, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Maven Collective Marketing’s Erica Hakonson

Self-proclaimed digital marketing junkie Erica Hakonson founded Maven Collective Marketing after her side hustle became more than full-time and she needed more flexibility as a working mom. Now Hakonson runs a digital marketing agency with an international consulting team and...

Apr 6, 2020
Survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact on B.C. businesses

We all know the COVID-19 crisis is bad for business, but a recent survey highlights just how much damage the pandemic has already inflicted on B.C. companies and their employees. The poll of 1,900 businesses shows that in the past two weeks, about half have suffered revenue plunges of 75 percent...

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