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Nov 19, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Extractor
Nathan Caddell

For Pete Patterson and his Vitalis Extraction Technology co-founders, James Seabrook and Joel Sherlock, what interested them about the cannabis industry wasn’t necessarily the plant itself. It was the diversity of products or, more accurately, the process that could churn them out. Kelowna-based Vitalis incorporated in early 2016 and had 50 staff as...

Nov 16, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Mentor
Nathan Caddell

To mark the recent legalization of recreational marijuana, we check in with some of the key players in the B.C. cannabis world. From pot growers to government officials to medical professionals, meet the people helping move the industry forward and keep British Columbians safe. Today’s subject is Reid Parr, co-founder and COO of Ascent Industries Corp.

Nov 15, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Physician
Nick Rockel

A strong advocate of cannabis for medical treatment, Caroline MacCallum says her patients brought the idea to her. MacCallum grew up in Newfoundland, where she earned a pharmacy degree and began medical studies. After graduating from internal medicine at UBC in 2013, she worked at several clinics. There she met...

Nov 14, 2018
B.C.’s Pot Players: The Venture Capitalist
Felicity Stone

In 2014, after 30 years with Vancouver’s Ventures West Capital, where he focused on cleantech and communications investments, Sam Znaimer founded Locarno Capital, a private equity fund manager that invests in the fast-growing cannabis industry. He once advised clients in Canada and the U.S., but the latter is no longer part...

Nov 13, 2018
Political Scientist: Andrew Weaver holds the balance of power
Richard Littlemore

It’s a hot August day, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is dripping. We’ve been walking all afternoon in the Vancouver Pride Parade, and his rumpled rainbow shirt is sweat-stained and sticking to his back. Even his battered cowboy...

Nov 9, 2018
BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala 2018
Paul Duchart

A VIP cocktail reception presented by Cressey kicked off the evening as guests bid on silent auction items, including a "Wall of Wine” and lined up to get photographed by The Collective You. The evening was emcee’d by veteran broadcasters...

Nov 9, 2018
Q&A: Chip Wilson goes deep on marketing, relationships and regrets
Nick Rockel

I’m glad I didn’t wear a suit jacket to this interview. On a sunny August morning in Vancouver, Dennis (Chip) Wilson, dressed in sneakers, blue shorts and a white polo shirt, is all tanned arms and legs. A competitive swimmer...

Nov 8, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Val Litwin is chairman of the paddleboard
Felicity Stone

Val Litwin is something of a water rat. As a child, he sailed with his parents in the Gulf Islands and enjoyed competitive swimming. In Grade 10, he took up surfing. “One of the perks of growing up in Victoria,”...

Nov 6, 2018
Happy Horgan: B.C.'s premier imagines what could have been
Steve Burgess

When his NDP government took power last year, Premier John Horgan transformed from crabby Opposition leader to beaming optimist. Fending off criticism from Alberta, Ottawa and the BC Liberals, the talkative politician weighs in on Site C, Trans Mountain, predecessor Christy Clark and his controversial real estate tax

Oct 29, 2018
Vancouver International Film Festival 2018
Paul Duchart

Between September 27 and October 12, this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) treated audiences to fiction, documentary and genre-defying films that entertained, informed and inspired. VIFF also presented expansive programs including forums, master classes and musical artist showcases. As always, this...

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