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May 3, 2019
7 B.C. companies rank among top 100 most valuable brands in Canada
Juan Rivera

B.C. brands seem to be doing just fine in the national arena. As BCBusiness gets ready for this year’s B.C.’s Most Loved Brands in the June 2019 issue, we take a look at global consultancy Brand Finance’s Canada 100 2019 Report, which outlines...

Apr 29, 2019
Newmont-Goldcorp merger and other mega-deals help shore up Canada’s mining industry
Juan Rivera

Waters remain turbulent, but the country’s mining industry seems to be coming out of the storm. Although the sector took a hit on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year, recent mega-deals could help right the ship, according to PwC Canada’s latest Canadian Mine...

Apr 1, 2019
She helps students take action on energy issues
Felicity Stone

After going to Argentina as an exchange student at 18, Nevada native Meredith Adler realized she wanted to work internationally. That brought her to B.C., where a BA in human geography at UBC led to an interest in energy issues and ultimately a communications assistant position at Vancouver-based think tank Clean Energy Canada.

Mar 27, 2019
Opinion: Climate action makes good business sense
Tamara Vrooman, Aaron Sutherland and Karen Tam Wu

For all businesses, climate change is a risk to the bottom line. Floods close workplaces and shipping routes, rising seas threaten coastal infrastructure, droughts inflict crop damage, heat stresses fish stocks, warmer winters pose a challenge to snow sports, and smoky...

Mar 20, 2019
As concern for the welfare of farm animals grows, will consumers put their money where their mouths are?
Roberta Staley

Every so often, Steve Easterbrook’s roosters, who act as sentinels for his thousands of brown hens, mistake a plane descending into nearby Vancouver International Airport for a predatory hawk or eagle. The warning squawks send the hens scurrying back into the...

Feb 27, 2019
Vancouver fishery makes a splash at female entrepreneurs competition
Juan Rivera

After the third-annual showdown, a new winner of the Odlum Brown Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ (FWE) Pitch for the Purse Gala was crowned, with Sonia Strobel, co-founder of Vancouver-based Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery, taking the $25,000 prize. The FWE, a charity...

Feb 22, 2019
Environment: Business interests clash with caribou survival
Andrew Findlay

Ross Cloutier wants to help save B.C.’s southern mountain caribou—but not at any cost. Renewed efforts to protect the threatened animals could hit his $150-million industry hard, says the executive director of Helicat Canada, which represents the country’s heli-skiing and catskiing operators. “Things are happening very fast right now, and we...

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

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...

Jan 8, 2019
Rocked: Canadian mining companies deal with fallout from Supreme Court ruling
Andrew Findlay

In April 2013, a group of Guatemalan farmers, among them Adolfo Agustin Garcia, converged outside the front entrance of Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. Located in southeast Guatemala near the community of San Rafael Las Flores and operated by Tahoe...

Dec 12, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Farmer
Felicity Stone

The Geen family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley for more than 120 years, growing tree fruits like apples and cherries, with a foray into ginseng in the 1990s. Now, fourth-generation farmer Marc Geen is cultivating cannabis. After the federal government announced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in...

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