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Jan 15, 2018
Which Vancouver celebrities should run for mayor?
Nathan Caddell

In the wake of Gregor Robertson’s announcement that he won’t run for mayor in the municipal elections this October, it looks like the contest is wide open. While candidates from the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) and the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) decide...

Jan 3, 2018
Michelle Obama visits Vancouver February 15
By the Editors

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has invited former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to speak at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. “Our organization is honoured to provide a platform for distinguished dignitaries and thought leaders such as Michelle Obama to share...

Jan 3, 2018
Q&A with Lift Cannabis CEO Matei Olaru
Nathan Caddell

There’s not much use in trying to predict the year to come; just look at how little success prognosticators have had in the past. But if there’s one thing we’d wager on in 2018, it’s that the cannabis market in Canada...

Dec 20, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Winery owner Ian MacDonald brings his art collection to work
as told to Felicity Stone

About 35 years ago, I had been the marketing manager for Salomon, the ski binding and ski boots company. I went to an organization known as Montreal Creative Centre, in its day the cutting edge for creative and design work...

Dec 20, 2017
How not to get shot by an ex-employee—and how Paul Dragan survived
Steve Burgess

It is Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. At the False Creek end of Vancouver’s Davie Street, grocery shoppers come and go at Urban Fare, and a woman pushes a baby carriage up the street toward Pacific Boulevard. A thick-set man...

Dec 14, 2017
Lunch with UVic business school dean Saul Klein
Lucy Hyslop

For Klein, there’s no contradiction between doing well and doing good in the world Saul Klein can’t help repeating himself this lunchtime. Just into his second five-year term as dean of UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, he’s talking about...

Dec 8, 2017
A conversation with BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins
Nick Rockel

As he charts a course between connecting communities and boosting efficiency, the new head of the ferry system must also work with a provincial government that wants lower fares Mark Collins grew up in a ferry-dependent community on a ferry-dependent island: St.

Dec 6, 2017
Pacific Autism Family Network Launch Holiday Luncheon 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 1,000 community leaders and philanthropists attended the Pacific Autism Family Network Launch Holiday Luncheon at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel for the largest luncheon for autism in Canada’s history. The event, presented by Parq Vancouver, raised $513,000...

Dec 4, 2017
Lunch with property developer Kevin Cheung
Lucy Hyslop

As part of a so-called astronaut family, property developer Kevin Cheung opens up about being raised in Vancouver while his father remained in China.The 29-year-old’s family reunited only once or twice a year after he immigrated to Canada as a...

Nov 29, 2017
BC Children's Hospital's Crystal Ball 2017
Paul Duchart

Over 400 guests attended the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 31st annual Crystal Ball presented by Beedie Development on November 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than $2.8 million was raised in support of pediatric mental health. The evening began...

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