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Apr 1, 2019
She sells sustainable, ethically sourced women’s fashion
Felicity Stone

Sarah Stewart named her Vancouver store, which sells sustainable women’s clothing, after Joan of Arc. “Women are warriors trying to do everything, have the career, friendships, families, and try and make the world a better place,” she says. “So Joan of Arc just really resonated with our brand.”

Apr 1, 2019
She helps run one of Canada’s largest natural wellness retailers
Nathan Caddell

Kiara LeBlanc has been unofficially working for Saje Natural Wellness since she would ride her tricycle to her parents’ first store in Lonsdale Quay. Back then, her role mostly involved stocking shelves or wrapping holiday gifts at the essential oils and skin-care products retailer.

Apr 1, 2019
Their women's clothing goes from the office to the gym
Felicity Stone

“Lezé is just like saying lazy but in a fancy way,” says Karen Lee. She and Tanya, friends who share a last name as well as a business, co-founded Lezé the Label last year to produce comfortable women’s clothing that can go from the office to the gym. “We’re kind of in the workwear category but made with leisure characteristics,” Tanya explains.

Mar 27, 2019
Inventory: 7 sock-makers finding the right fit
Felicity Stone

With backgrounds in, respectively, fine art and the skateboard industry, four years ago Christine Breakell-Lee and Matt Kelly launched XS Helmets for urban cycling. When retailers asked for non-biking items, the Vancouver pair began producing soft goods like socks, knits and caps...

Mar 18, 2019
Pot Shots: There’s a new dealer in town
Guy Saddy

In my Vancouver office you’ll find a 2007 iMac, a couple of guitars, an impressive dustball collection and one gram of high-potency marijuana (total THC: 18.5 percent), purchased online through BC Cannabis Stores. The process—once called scoring, if I’m not...

Feb 8, 2019
Inventory: B.C.'s bean-to-bar chocolate hits the sweet spot
Felicity Stone

This Valentine’s Day, check out B.C.’s bean-to-bar chocolate makers. They craft small batches from cacao beans sourced directly from farmers, then used raw or roasted and processed in-house. 1. In 2015, Glen and Helen Davies moved their family from Vancouver to Invermere...

Dec 21, 2018
Go Figure: Munching the numbers on snacking
Melissa Edwards

To honour the season of holiday binges, office party treat tables and nights spent cuddling up with a bowl of chips, we bite into the stats behind B.C. snacks

Dec 18, 2018
Carry On: Tips for smooth travelling, packing and gifting over the festive season
Charlene Rooke

As if crowded transportation hubs, inclement weather and family gatherings aren’t anxiety causing enough, there are less obvious holiday travel headaches. Here’s how to avoid a few of them. At an airport, whatever you pack might be inspected, even in checked bags.

Dec 14, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Suit
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 Sylvain Toutant, director of True Leaf Medicine International

Dec 13, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Mixer
Nick Rockel

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 Keith Dolo, president and CEO of Sproutly Cannabis

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