Tech & Science

Sep 24, 2018
Cleantech startup Volta Air wins Innovate BC–New Ventures competition
Nathan Caddell

The 18th annual Innovate BC–New Ventures competition crowned a handful of winners on Monday, September 24, at the Telus World of Science in support of Vancouver Startup Week. Richmond-based Volta Air took home the grand prize, winning the six-month, four-round competition with its cost-effective and sustainable refrigeration solution for urban delivery. The...

Sep 5, 2018
Opinion: How to protect your eyes from blue light
Dr. Harbir Sian

As the summer winds down and our focus shifts from fun in the sun to getting back to the grind, now is the perfect time to also shift our thinking about how we protect our eyes. In the warmer months...

Aug 20, 2018
Three Canadian companies selected as finalists in renewable natural gas challenge
By the Editors

Three Canadian companies will battle for the right to advance the field of renewable natural gas (RNG) in B.C. Today, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and the BC Bioenergy Network announced the three finalists in the Advanced Resource Clean Technology Innovation Centre (ARCTIC) Innovation Challenge. The next step for the trio: developing technology that improves the business...

Aug 20, 2018
Harbouring Ambitions: Nanaimo’s tech scene shines above government bickering
Andrew Findlay

Talby Mckay, founder and president of Northern Biomass Consulting, folds heavily tattooed forearms over his chest and gazes at a scale model of an industrial facility that he hopes to break ground on this summer in Nanaimo. At full capacity...

Aug 14, 2018
Go Figure: As DOTA2 competition hits Vancouver, B.C.’s video game industry powers up another level
Melissa Edwards

Our province’s reputation as a video game hub moves up another notch with the “Super Bowl of eSports”

Aug 13, 2018
Vancouver's SIGGRAPH 2018 blends science, technology, art and entertainment
Nick Rockel

For the third time, Vancouver is lucky to welcome SIGGRAPH. The influential conference celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. At the Vancouver Convention Centre until August 16, the five-day event covers innovations in everything from computer graphics and virtual reality to video games and digital art.

Jul 23, 2018
Five Questions with Club Penguin co-founder Lane Merrifield
Nathan Caddell

1. What kind of persona will you bring to Dragons’ Den?It sounds a bit cliché, but the producers said, “Listen, we asked you to be on the show because we’ve spent enough time getting to know you and watching you...

Jul 20, 2018
Opinion: Advocacy groups urge governments to step up for seniors
Reece Mack

Advocates from a multitude of organizations across Canada are gravely concerned about decreasing services for elderly consumers. In light of Greyhound’s recent announcement that it will cancel almost all routes in British Columbia, advocates have joined together to implore companies to...

Jul 11, 2018
The Need for Speed: High-speed internet makes its way to the province's outskirts
Jessica Natale Woollard

Self-driving cars. Augmented reality glasses. Surgeries performed remotely.Fifth-generation wireless connection is coming, and with it technologies that are the stuff of science fiction. With broadband speeds estimated to be 100 times faster than the current 4G service, 5G is poised...

Jul 11, 2018
Kelowna's Tech Hub Is Taking Off

BCBusiness + Lawson Lundell LLP It’s no secret that the technology sector is rapidly changing the prosperity of the Okanagan in general and Kelowna specifically. Once famous solely as a mecca for wine production and summer fun, the region today is home...

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