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Jul 18, 2019
It's a tough climate for condo owners, but not in the way you think
Richard Littlemore

The climate has changed. In some corners, those may still be fighting words, but even if you’re not among the British Columbians who have endured extraordinary floods or fires lately, when you get your next quote on home insurance, you’re likely...

Jul 17, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... PocketPills co-founder Harj Samra
Felicity Stone

Harj Samra’s first job was working at a grocery store in his hometown of Terrace, in Northern B.C., when he was 15. He went from rounding up shopping carts, to bagging groceries, stocking dairy shelves and, eventually, the pharmacy department.

Jul 15, 2019
5 questions with B.C.’s first innovation commissioner, Alan Winter
Nick Rockel

1. What is your role? To be a champion for innovation in B.C. That means how do we get more investment, and it’s really through three different ways. It’s developing partnerships with the federal government, encouraging international investment here and making...

Jul 8, 2019
Why did this Japanese tech titan choose B.C.?
Dee Hon

Fujitsu Intelligence Technology (FIT) operates from a modest space in downtown Vancouver’s Marine Building that masks the company’s global reach and world-changing ambitions. Four engineers study flat screens on one side of the room, too busy for the moment to...

Jun 28, 2019
Rhinology: the Hidden Expertise at Burnaby Hospital

BCBusiness + Burnaby Hospital Foundation Some see Burnaby Hospital as a small community hospital, but the facility does more than remove tonsils and gallbladders. Many are surprised at the full extent and complexity of services performed there. Burnaby has one of the busiest emergency departments in the entire province, and a full...

Jun 27, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... TTT Studios co-founders Chris and David Hobbs
Felicity Stone

The average human may not be able to tell the difference between twins Chris and David Hobbs, but their new virtual receptionist, Amanda AI, can. TTT Studios’ facial recognition technology promises 99.8-percent accuracy. Amanda AI is an app that signs in, notifies and keeps a record of anyone who comes...

Jun 21, 2019
The Vancouver startup making purchasing software sexy
Nathan Caddell

On a Friday afternoon in March, Aman Mann is frantically searching through cabinets in one of the conference rooms at his downtown Vancouver office. “Just looking for a sloth suit,” Mann says as he continues to rummage. Eventually he pulls out...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: Telus Corp.
Nick Rockel

We know, we know—you want an update from Telus Corp. on the delicate situation with Huawei Technologies Co., its key supplier for next-generation 5G wireless. But first, let’s hear it for Telus, which again claims the No. 1 spot in the Top 100. As of May 31, the Vancouver-based telecommunications...

Jun 18, 2019
Opinion: Avoiding climate chaos means zeroing in on emissions
David Suzuki

We’re caught in a bad cycle. Global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, causing more extreme weather events and temperature swings. Hotter than normal weather in some places and colder in others means more people are using heat and air conditioning, which creates more emissions. According to a statistical review by...

Jun 13, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lighthouse Labs CEO Jeremy Shaki
Felicity Stone

Jeremy Shaki has a BA in political science from Montreal’s Concordia University, but he doesn’t believe a degree is the route to success for everyone. Especially software developers. In 2013, the former Montrealer co-founded a coding bootcamp with tech-savvy pals Joshua Borts and Kurram Virani. Vancouver-headquartered Lighthouse Labs trains developers in...

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