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Jan 7, 2021
Vancity beats other Canadian banks and credit unions to net-zero pledge

It won’t happen overnight—not by a long shot—but Canada’s biggest community credit union is getting out of financing fossil fuels. Vancouver City Savings Credit Union just became the first bank or credit union in the country to commit to net-zero carbon emissions across its entire lending portfolio. Vancity plans to reach that goal by 2040, a decade ahead of the global target encouraged by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Dec 23, 2020
Video Q&A: Women of the Year 2020 winner – Rising Star: Laura Patrick

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories. Today we chat with Laura Patrick, founder and CEO of Kids Physio Group, a pediatric therapy practice that specializes in treating children from birth to age 18. Patrick’s Vancouver-based business has grown to seven locations across the country since she launched it in 2006...

Dec 21, 2020
Video Q&A: Livleen Veslemes, Women of the Year 2020 Winner – Change Maker

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories. Joining us for the latest Q&A is Livleen Veslemes, former CEO of Richmond-headquartered BioLytical Laboratories, whose rapid self-test for HIV helps empower those unsure if they have the virus that causes AIDS. During her five years there, BioLytical grew dramatically, reaching the milestone of 17 million tests sold in about 60 countries...

Dec 18, 2020
Video Q&A: Pauline Stevenson, Women of the Year 2020 Winner – Leader

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories. The latest Q&A is with Pauline Stevenson, founder and president of Excel Career College, which offers diploma programs for careers ranging from health-care assistant to aquaculture technician, as well as customized training...

Dec 18, 2020
Nominate for the 2021 BCBusiness 30 Under 30

Entry deadline: February 1, 2021 The BCBusiness 30 Under 30 competition celebrates the province’s next generation of leaders: young entrepreneurs and innovators who are accomplished beyond their years. With your help, the eighth annual 30 Under 30 promises to continue a tradition of recognizing exceptional new business talents.

Dec 16, 2020
Video Q&A: Pilar Portela, Women of the Year 2020 Winner – Entrepreneurial Leader

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories. The third instalment features Pilar Portela, president and CEO of Astra Smart Systems, a provider of hardware and software technologies for large data integrations; and AP Tech Solutions, which builds consortia to address major global issues by using technology. To her, being an entrepreneurial leader means showing what she’s capable of and sharing her failures and successes along...

Dec 14, 2020
Video Q&A: Kelly Ann Woods, Women of the Year 2020 winner – Community Builder

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories. Today’s subject: Community Builder winner Kelly Ann Woods, founder and CEO of Brujera Elixirs. Through her Squamish-based business...

Dec 10, 2020
Video Q&A: Julie Angus, Women of the Year 2020 winner – Innovator

To honour the contenders in our inaugural Women of the Year competition, we’ve created video interviews with the winners in all six categories. The series kicks off with the Innovator winner: Julie Angus, co-founder and CEO of Open Ocean Robotics. We caught up with Angus via Zoom at the offices of her Victoria-based company, which makes solar-powered autonomous boats...

Dec 4, 2020
Most British Columbians think their finances are holding steady during the pandemic: poll

The results are in, and it doesn’t look like most British Columbians will be rushing out to buy a new home or car anytime soon. In early October on behalf of BCBusiness, Mustel Group asked 500 B.C. residents how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their confidence as consumers. The survey showed that people are cautious when it comes to spending and job security, but they’re also feeling more optimistic about the economy than when the virus first struck...

Dec 2, 2020
Close to $300 million raised for B.C. tech ventures in third quarter: report

B.C. technology companies raised some $287 million in the third quarter of 2020, according to a report from Silicon Valley Bank (which recently opened a Vancouver office) and Toronto-based Hockeystick. Although that rates as the second-strongest quarter in the past five, it’s...

Nov 25, 2020
B.C. women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19: report

Everyone’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who don’t believe in it. But not everyone has sufferred equally. A study released today by the BC Women’s Health Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Blue Cross, concluded that COVID has disproportionately affected women...

Nov 24, 2020
Nanaimo startup aDolus Technology takes top prize at 2020 New Ventures BC Competition

Nanaimo cybersecurity startup aDolus Technology will take home some $135,000 in cash and prizes after winning the 20th annual New Ventures BC competition. The company specializes in safeguarding against malicious software and firmware in smart devices. Organizations in any industry can use...

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