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Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women: Corporate & Entrepreneurship

Natalie Cartwright, who has two master’s degrees and has lived in eight countries, comes from a family that prizes education. Although she’s never owned a car, her parents have given her pair of jumper cables as a graduation gift, she...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Trailblazers

Anne Giardini’s foray into the world of economics is of another time. In 1977, as a first-year student at the University of Ottawa in her hometown, she took the subject on the advice of the woman at the admissions desk.

Mar 4, 2019
Industrial vacancy rates plummet in Victoria: report

Victoria doesn’t get as much attention as Vancouver for rising rents and low vacancies, but when it comes to industrial space, the provincial capital is experiencing a squeeze of its own. According to a new report from Los Angeles–based real estate services firm CBRE Group, industrial demand in Victoria is far...

Feb 12, 2019
10 things you should know about corporate social responsibility

What’s the difference between traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social purpose? If you’re a business looking for a charity to support, how do you find the right one? At The Business of Good, experts from businesses and non-profits shared their CSR insights

Jan 30, 2019
Industrial vacancy rate hits another historic low in Vancouver

You could see this coming. During the last quarter of 2018, the City of Vancouver’s industrial vacancy rate dropped again, from 1.7 to 1.4 percent, according to a new report from Los Angeles–based real estate services firm CBRE Group. The study, Vancouver Industrial Market Statistics, Trends and Projections, points out that industrial has never...

Jan 22, 2019
Made in Vancouver Awards celebrate local craft

Our slogan at BCBusiness is “Make it here.” In our pages and on our website, we’re proud to identify the people and organizations throughout the province who do that, from big companies to crafty individuals. In that spirit, we’d like to introduce you to the first annual Made in Vancouver Awards from our...

Jan 22, 2019
Okanagan firm embraces four-day work week

A company in B.C.’s Lake Country claims that it’s the first Canadian business to move to a permanent, four-day, 32-hour workweek without cutting pay or benefits. Beelineweb, a boutique provider of online marketing and SEO services in the Okanagan Valley municipality...

Jan 22, 2019
Vancouver drops two spots in shared mobility ranking

After ranking fifth in the 2018 Shared Mobility City Index (SMCI) by transportation consultant Movmi Shared Transportation Services, Vancouver dropped two spots, to No. 7, in this year’s report. The study, by Vancouver-based Movmi, aims to assess the scope of and expansion potential for shared mobility in 20 major North American cities. Unsurprisingly...

Jan 22, 2019
Local video game developer launches new publishing division

A Vancouver video game developer announced today that it’s branching out. With a new publishing division, independent mobile game creator Hothead Games is turning some of its attention toward assisting others in the industry, using its expertise in analytics, marketing and monetization to help fellow companies’ games in various stages of development. “Because Hothead...

Jan 17, 2019
Habitat for Humanity partnership with City of Coquitlam clears hurdle

In what will be the largest project ever undertaken by Habitat for Humanity in British Columbia, 50 homes will be built for families in the city of Coquitlam. Earlier this week, the City of Coquitlam voted unanimously to approve the memorandum of understanding that will allow the non-profit international organization to...

Jan 16, 2019
Existing tests may not be detecting brain function changes in young ice hockey players: study

A new study shows that existing concussion protocol tests may not be detecting brain function changes in young ice hockey players diagnosed with concussions. The Canadian-American report, to be published in the February 2019 edition of Brain: A Journal of Neurology by Oxford Press, tracked the brain function of young Junior A...

Jan 14, 2019
Newmont Mining to purchase Vancouver’s Goldcorp in massive deal

A U.S. company is buying one of Canada’s largest mining outfits. Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corp. will merge with Vancouver-based Goldcorp in a deal valued at about US$10 billion. Newmont shareholders will retain 65 percent of the company, with Goldcorp shareholders taking the other 35. The move comes on the heels...

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