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Apr 14, 2022
5 Questions: GVBOT head Bridgitte Anderson calls on British Columbians to work together for a strong pandemic recovery
Nick Rockel

For the complete interview, check out The BCBusiness Podcast. 1. Over the past couple of years, what has surprised you the most? What I have been pleasantly surprised at is the resilience and the innovation of so many businesses. But when I...

Apr 7, 2022
Young Guns: Launching a food business is all in the family for Ashley Paterson
Nathan Caddell

There isn’t a day in Ashley Paterson’s life that she can remember not working in the food industry. Her mother, Kimberly Chamberland, founded Vancouver-based Big Mountain Foods in 1987. Paterson, who was born a few years later, eventually lent her...

Mar 28, 2022
Weekend Warrior: Snow calls Organic Ocean president Guy Dean and his family to the slopes
Nathan Caddell

There’s a particular rule in Guy Dean’s household that all four members of the family are fond of. “If it snows more than 20 centimetres in Whistler on a weekday, the kids can take school off, and we’ll go ski,”...

Mar 21, 2022
Beedie Luminaries doubles its number of scholarships for B.C. single parents
By the Editors

For some single parents in B.C. looking to further their education, attending university or college is about to get easier. That’s because local scholarship foundation Beedie Luminaries is doubling its number of SPARK awards. Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie, president of...

Mar 15, 2022
John Brink Beats the Odds
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Brink Group When life throws a curveball (or several) it can be easy to give up, give in, get stuck. Unless you are John A. Brink—lumber baron, philanthropist, speaker and author—and, like him, you have a bottomless well of natural...

Mar 8, 2022
35 B.C. leaders to inspire you this International Women’s Day
Rushmila Rahman

Looking for some major business inspo this International Women’s Day? You’ve come to the right place. Between our Women of the Year, our 30 Under 30 winners, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year champs and other recent coverage, we’ve got plenty of stories...

Feb 7, 2022
Kevin Falcon just won the BC Liberal leadership. Here’s a deep dive into his life, from our archives
Frances Bula

By winning the BC Liberal Party leadership, Kevin Falcon just made a high-profile return to politics after several years in property development. As the former MLA and cabinet minister gears up to take on the NDP in the next provincial election, we dug...

Feb 2, 2022
Cactus Club Cafe founder Richard Jaffray gives up ownership stake
By the Editors

After 34 years, Richard Jaffray is stepping aside as an owner and executive of Cactus Club Cafe, the national restaurant chain he co-founded. The Fuller family, who have been silent partners since the company began, will become full owners. Jaffray first...

Jan 27, 2022
Weekend Warrior: Longhouse Media founder Keenan Beavis keeps up the family jiu-jitsu legacy
Nathan Caddell

Getting COVID did a number on Keenan Beavis, knocking him out of any meaningful exercise for almost a month. But as soon as he was able, the Langley native and founder of digital marketing agency Longhouse Media was back in...

Jan 25, 2022
Vancouver magazine’s Power 50 list names Musqueam Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation No.1
BCBusiness

Our sister publication Vancouver magazine’s latest Power 50 list went live yesterday, naming the Musqueam Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation as the most powerful people in the city. It’s inarguable that when it comes to power, money matters, but the list...

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