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Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

Oct 9, 2019
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2019 Pacific
Paul Duchart

Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater president and CEO, received the overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Pacific Award at a ceremony on October 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. All nominees attended a VIP reception before the main reception. Winners were...

Oct 4, 2019
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May has a jobs-friendly plan to combat climate change. Will it work?
Felicity Stone

As Elizabeth May enters Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for a town hall meeting with her constituents on Vancouver Island, she waves to one audience member, hugs another, sits and chats to a third. Apparently May knows most of those in the room, as she notices a few newcomers and asks...

Oct 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About...Burdock & Co owner and chef Andrea Carlson
Felicity Stone

In her new book, Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land & Air, available October 8, Vancouver chef and restaurant owner Andrea Carlson recalls that going out on a fishing boat off Haida Gwaii made her want to...

Sep 25, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Neighbourhood Holdings CEO Taylor Little
By the Editors

In the years following the housing crash, the mortgage lending industry was left in a state of flux. Distrust was rampant, approvals were slow, terms were tight, and, according to Taylor Little, the industry needed to change. A lawyer by...

Sep 16, 2019
5 questions with Liberal Party of Canada candidate Tamara Taggart
Felicity Stone

1. How will the federal government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy support women’s businesses? It’s a $2-billion investment that aims to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025 by increasing their access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. There are 1.2 million...

Sep 13, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Formwerks Architectural's Jim Bussey gets up to speed
Felicity Stone

Jim Bussey is making up for his misspent youth. The Victoria native got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from UVic in 1980, followed by a master of architecture at UBC. He’s hung around Vancouver ever since, establishing himself professionally by working for other people and then starting an...

Sep 12, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Fresh Prep Foods co-founder Becky Brauer
Felicity Stone

BCBusiness wrote about Fresh Prep Foods co-founders Husein Rahemtulla and Dhruv Sood when they were 30 Under 30 winners in 2018. Becky Brauer, a friend from Burnaby Central High School, joined the meal kit delivery company when it launched in...

Sep 10, 2019
Obakki Foundation White Envelope Event 2019
Paul Duchart

Over 200 guests attended the Obakki Foundation's second annual White Envelope Event September 5, raising more than $400,000. Hosted by philanthropist and clothing designer Treana Peake and her husband, Ryan Peake from Nickelback, the "anti-gala gala" featured an interactive art...

Sep 5, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Tzoa founder and CEO Kevin Hart
By the Editors

A journeyman electrician by trade, Kevin Hart fell into air quality monitoring while working at a hazardous waste site. Unsure of what he was being exposed to when his employer gave him a respirator, Hart saw an opportunity to develop a...

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