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Jul 1, 2006
Vancouver's Traveling Chefs: Feel the Heat
Jurgen Gothe

We’re in a cramped four-storey townhouse in New York’s Greenwich Village. Its home-sized kitchen (save for two six-burner stoves and a dedicated dishwashing area) is light-years away from the professional workspaces at West, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe or Araxi. And yet tonight, seven top chefs from these four B.C. restaurants...

Jun 10, 2006
Stephen Toope, President of UBC
David Jordan

Toope would seem to be tailor-made to fill the sizeable legacy left by Piper. During her 12-year tenure, Piper oversaw the development of UBC’s “Trek 2010” vision, pledging to prepare students to become “exceptional global citizens.” For the past four...

Jun 1, 2006
David Strangway: Top Class
David Jordan

David Strangway asks his driver to pull over in the middle of a new bridge spanning Mashiter Creek high above Squamish. The $3.25-million structure isn’t that impressive, until you look over the edge at the rushing waters 30 metres below.

Jun 1, 2006
Clarence Louie: Ruffling Feathers
Andrew Findlay

Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band doesn’t hold back when he's ruffling the feathers his First Nations peers: Stop playing the victim, give up the blame game and get on board with business.

May 1, 2006
John Sheridan, CEO of Ballard Power Systems
Jessica Werb

John Sheridan clearly isn’t giving himself much of a honeymoon period as the newly minted CEO of Ballard Power Systems. The former president of Bell Canada and Ballard’s acting CEO since October is hours away from hopping on a plane...

Apr 1, 2006
Robert Fung: King of Gastown
Jessica Werb

Robert Fung stands in a dirty, graffiti-streaked Gastown alleyway, facing a pile of old bricks and rubble. A collection of hard-hatted workmen labour noisily with shovels, crowbars and hammers amid the ruins. Frankly, it looks a mess. But Fung doesn’t see the chaos reigning king, he sees the reinvigoration of Gastown.

Apr 1, 2006
Larry Beasley
Jessica Werb

Once you learn that Larry Beasley grew up in Las Vegas, his effusiveness and flashy fashion sense – on a casual Friday he’s decked out to the nines, with cufflinks and a maroon kerchief stuffed just-so in the breast pocket of his black suit – makes sense.

Mar 1, 2006
Pat Lloyd: Former Senior VP of HR and Government Affairs for Terasen Gas
Jessica Werb

When Terasen was sold for $6.9 billion to U.S. pipeline giant Kinder Morgan in November, Pat Lloyd, former senior VP of HR and government affairs for Terasen Gas, began writing up purchasing agreements, termination contracts and preparing employees for the shock of unemployment.

Mar 1, 2006
Hugh Stansfield, B.C.'s Chief Judge
Jessica Werb

With his piercing blue eyes, casual smile and closely cropped salt-and-pepper hair, Hugh Stansfield looks made for television; indeed, he’s made a couple of well-received guest appearances on Global’s morning newscast. It’s not exactly what you’d expect from B.C.’s chief judge. But then Stansfield, who was appointed to the post last July, isn’t really interested in upholding traditions.

Feb 2, 2006
Lululemon's Chip Wilson
Noel Hulsman

Chip Wilson: The brain behind the meteoric rise of Vancouver's yoga juggernaut, Lululemon. In December 2005, Chip Wilson sold 48 per cent of his interest in Lululemon for $108 million to private equity firms Advent International and Highland Capital Partners, both based in Massachusetts.   So the rumours were true after all.

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