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Jun 7, 2018
An inspirational story of disappointment to triumph

Success may be measured by how well you play the long game — and it looks as though Ian Telfer is winning. The renowned entrepreneur and mining exec is chairman of the board at Goldcorp Inc., one of the leading gold producers. If there is a lesson to be learned from...

Jun 4, 2018
Vancouver businessman wins NPA mayoral nomination race
Nathan Caddell

While much of the Vancouver mayoral race is still up in the air, one of the city’s main parties has decided on a leader for the October 20 election. On June 3, the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) chose local entrepreneur (and 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year winner) Ken Sim as its candidate for mayor, giving him 977 out...

May 30, 2018
Former premier Christy Clark joins law firm
By the Editors

Those wondering what Christy Clark’s next venture would be have their (somewhat boring) answer. The former B.C. premier is going to Canadian law firm Bennett Jones. The firm, founded in Calgary in 1922, has offices across the world, including one on West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver, where Clark will be...

May 28, 2018
Lunch with Edge of the Knife co-director Gwaai Edenshaw
Lucy Hyslop

From carving and metalsmithing to helping identify the plants on the protection list used by loggers, Gwaai Edenshaw is something of a Renaissance man. Now, as a co-director and co-writer, he’s leading the charge for a new film industry in his...

May 22, 2018
ARThritis Soirée 2018
Paul Duchart

More than 250 guests attended the ARThritis Soirée 2018 on May 17 at the Roof at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Presented by City Square Shopping Centre, the event raised over $330,000 to support life-saving arthritis research. Featured guests included JUNO award-winning...

Apr 30, 2018
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Governors' Banquet and Rix Awards 2018
Paul Duchart

Over 1,000 business leaders and Board of Trade members attended the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Governors' Banquet and Rix Awards on April 23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to celebrate the contributions of the GVOT past chairs—known collectively as the Governors.

Apr 26, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Russell Kling runs all over the place
as told to Felicity Stone

I grew up in Cape Town. My late dad was an early riser, so around 5:00, 5:30 in the morning he would go down to what you would call the seawall, what we call the promenade, and he would run...

Apr 24, 2018
Lunch with Rocky Mountaineer founder Peter Armstrong
Lucy Hyslop

From using a photo of Winston Churchill on his own LinkedIn profile to often referring to him during lunch, Peter Armstrong has a passion for the formidable British leader. But Armstrong’s admiration is less focused on Churchill’s Second World War prowess...

Apr 18, 2018
A conversation with minister of jobs, trade and technology Bruce Ralston
Nick Rockel

Bruce Ralston oversees a portfolio that reaches into many corners of the provincial economy. As head of the new ministry of jobs, trade and technology, the NDP stalwart is charged with bringing together three files that the previous BC Liberal...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: The Science of Innovation
Jessica Werb

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG Most people see retirement as an opportunity to step back from the work life and indulge in some leisure time. But Allen Eaves isn’t most people. When the founder and former director of the BC Cancer...

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