Tech & Science

Jan 16, 2019
Existing tests may not be detecting brain function changes in young ice hockey players: study
By the Editors

A new study shows that existing concussion protocol tests may not be detecting brain function changes in young ice hockey players diagnosed with concussions. The Canadian-American report, to be published in the February 2019 edition of Brain: A Journal of Neurology by Oxford Press, tracked the brain function of young Junior A...

Dec 17, 2018
B.C. managed services player joins forces with Ontario rival
Juan Rivera

Two of Canada’s biggest managed services companies are putting their heads together. On December 11, CareWorx Corp. and Fully Managed announced a cross-country merger. This deal will see the two industry trailblazers, based in Ottawa and Vancouver, respectively, join forces as...

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

Dec 7, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Perfectionist
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 Dan Sutton, founder and managing director of Tantalus Labs

Nov 30, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Cultivator
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 Dan Kriznic, founder, chairman and CEO of Invictus MD Strategies Corp.

Nov 30, 2018
New report card puts B.C. tech sector at the top of the Canadian class, but talent and scale challenges remain
Nick Rockel

Waiting for a report card can be stressful—especially when it takes two years. But as it turns out, the latest British Columbia technology report card contains mostly good news for the province’s tech sector. Professional services firm KPMG and the BC Tech...

Nov 21, 2018
Mid-island Business is Taking Off

BCBusiness + Mid-Island Business Initiative For decades, mid-Vancouver Island and its epicentre Nanaimo were known mainly for great dessert bars, bathtub races, and as a world-class export in the form of jazz musician Diana Krall. But today the region is increasingly being viewed...

Nov 20, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Researcher
Felicity Stone

The first scientist to sequence the cannabis genome, Jonathan Page was born in Victoria and spent his childhood in the Comox Valley, poking about the countryside for interesting plants. He was especially fascinated by those with hallucinogenic, medicinal and cultural qualities. After graduating from UBC with a BSc in plant...

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
Pitch for the Purse competition crowns finalists
By the Editors

On Thursday, for the third year in a row, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) hosted the semi-finals of its Pitch for the Purse competition, pitting 10 female business owners against each other in a bid to obtain funding for their ideas. The semi-finals consisted of a five-minute pitch and a Q&A...

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