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Sep 19, 2018
Lunch with Vancouver's first film commissioner David Shepheard
Lucy Hyslop

For the fourth time in his 20-year career, David Shepheard has set up a film commission office from scratch. The British transplant landed in Vancouver from London in late 2016 as one of only 350 film commissioners worldwide, to promote...

Sep 13, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Lawrie Ferguson drums up support for her band
Felicity Stone

“We basically play at places where people have no choice but to hear us,” Lawrie Ferguson declares cheerfully about her band, Couldn’t Sleep (more about the name later). “So, little parties and stuff.” Their biggest audience so far was at...

Sep 12, 2018
Entry Level: Colliers agent Peter Muench finds homes for burgeoning tech firms
Nathan Caddell

The fall after he graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an MA in economics, Peter Muench started work as an associate at the Vancouver branch of Toronto-based real estate giant Colliers International. That was five years...

Sep 10, 2018
How saving on daycare helped a B.C. family afford a bigger home
Anne Casselman

Tiffany Ottahal, a working mother of two children aged three and one, knows how lucky she is. Her son and daughter are in licensed child care, and she and her husband own, together with the bank, the roof over their...

Sep 5, 2018
Five Questions for new Arts Club head Ashlie Corcoran
Nathan Caddell

1. What’s the challenge in taking over from Bill Millerd, who was at the Arts Club for 47 years?I would say it’s not a challenge; it’s an amazing opportunity. Bill’s created this fantastic legacy. The Arts Club is an incredibly vibrant...

Sep 5, 2018
Star-studded White Envelope Event 2018 features performances by Nickelback, Dan Mangan and Scott Helman
Paul Duchart

Some 200 guests attended the White Envelope Event at the West Vancouver waterfront home of Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake and her husband, Ryan, on August 28. The evening, which raised more than $450,000, included a backyard acoustic stage with celebrity friends...

Aug 31, 2018
Tamara Taggart opens up to TV Week about leaving CTV
Ian MacNeill

Picture a neatly trimmed house on a tree-lined street with a white picket fence and a profusion of flowers in the garden. This would describe the home of Tamara Taggart, and it is brimming with life, containing as it does...

Aug 15, 2018
Lunch with Cambridge House CEO Jay Martin
Lucy Hyslop

After nearly a decade guiding and rafting in the great outdoors of B.C., Australia and New Zealand, Jay Martin never thought he’d go indoors to run the family firm. Not that Martin felt any pressure to take over the reins...

Aug 13, 2018
Office Space: WiderFunnel embraces team spirit
Felicity Stone & Aleena Deandra

Growing from 13 to 35 workers in three years, WiderFunnel, which tests marketing strategies for other businesses, needed an office that wasn’t just bigger but better. So the Vancouver-based company leased a space with spectacular views of downtown and Burrard...

Jul 26, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Security expert Mike Weston sets sail
Nathan Caddell

Mike Weston found his sea legs not long after he started school. The 73-year-old owner of Victoria-based Cube Global Storage first navigated the water at age six, on his parents’ yacht. Soon he was building rafts and rowing out to...

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