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Aug 1, 2007
Brian Day: Day in Your Life
Gary Mason

Brian Day moved to Vancouver thinking he’d only stay for a year. Thirty years later, the smart working-class kid from Liverpool has become the chief dissenter in Canadian medicine. It’s been a tough journey so far, and there are more fights ahead.

Aug 1, 2007
Beekeeping: A Good Buzz
Jessica Werb

Aug 1, 2007
Lynda Brown: Digital Pioneer
David Jordan

If at times you feel as though the whole world has been reduced to bits and bytes, you’re not far off the mark. Certainly our daily communications – ranging from personal conversations to community forums to mass media – have...

Aug 1, 2007
Geoff Plant
David Jordan

Often at the centre of media scrums outside the Victoria legislature during his tenure as Attorney General from 2001 to 2005, Geoff Plant stepped down from the public podium when he chose to return to private law practice in 2005.

Aug 1, 2007
Michael Mercer
Jessica Werb

Is this your day-to-day look? I actually dress in jeans and T-shirt on my way to work, but I always keep a suit hanging up in the office, just in case. If there’s a broker meeting or I need to...

Jul 9, 2007
CEO's to Watch
BCBusiness D.B.

stories by Peter Mitham photography by Phillip Chin THE HEAVYWEIGHT Douglas Whitehead, president and CEO, Finning International Inc. Finning International Inc. boss Doug Whitehead has spent a lifetime in the forest industry. He entered the sector in 1971, joining what would become Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. He took the helm...

Jul 4, 2007
Iraj Pourian: President and CEO, Sierra Systems
David Jordan

When a company goes public, it’s big news. It’s high-fives all around for investors who realize their much-anticipated “exit strategy.” The media keep a tally of IPOs as a measure of the economy’s health. For the company involved, the sudden infusion of cash means a jump-start to its growth plans.

Jul 1, 2007
Ajay Patel: Get Your Game On
Jessica Werb

The 37-year-old father of two already has a well-established career in sports management – he’s the CEO of Gymnastics BC and Team BC’s chef de mission – but he knows first-hand that volunteering at a major event can open up...

Jul 1, 2007
Tense Times in Karachi
Peter Sverinson

I first heard of the May violence when the head of university security informed us to stay at home on Saturday, May 12, as unrest was expected in Karachi upon arrival of the chief justice of Pakistan. The violence...

Jul 1, 2007
Adriane Carr
David Jordan

When Adriane Carr decided to step down from leadership of the Green Party of B.C. last fall, her personal career was caught up in a number of cross-currents. With a surge in green consciousness among the electorate, the prospects for winning the first-ever Green seat in the B.C. legislature seemed brighter than ever. On the other hand, her mentor and friend Elizabeth May had recently been named leader of the federal Green Party. Carr saw an opportunity to affect change...

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