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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...

Nov 15, 2018
Innovation Marketplace Connects B.C. Tech Solutions to Global Challenges

BCBusiness + Innovate BC Early on, Innovate BC (formerly the BC Innovation Council) enjoyed considerable success fulfilling its mandate as a service centre that connects small and large innovators to provincial funding, tools, resources and support. But the Crown corporation’s services have evolved...

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 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...

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