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The Lists

Dec 20, 2017
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work in 2018: Campbell River attracts young talent
Nick Rockel

For Eric Heel, Campbell River looks even better the second time around. After earning a degree in civil engineering from UBC, the Victoria native took a job in this seaside city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, only to return to Vancouver for other opportunities with the same company.

Dec 19, 2017
Best Cities for Work in B.C. 2018: Local oil and gas bonanza pushes Dawson Creek to full capacity
Nick Rockel

From 2,000 feet above the city of Dawson Creek, snow-dusted Peace Country shows off its riches in the afternoon sun. The rolling landscape is a patchwork of fields and forests, criss-crossed with finished and unfinished pipelines. Scattered in all directions: huge natural gas processing and compression plants, oil and gas...

Dec 18, 2017
Best Cities for Work in B.C. 2018
Nick Rockel

For our fourth annual ranking, we stay focused on income while making quality of life part of the equation. This year we also pay a visit to Dawson Creek and Campbell River, two of the 36 communities on the list

Sep 30, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: B.C.'s winners
Marcie Good, Dee Hon, Jacob Parry, Felicity Stone and Jessica Werb

Rob McCurdy (Pacific Region Overall Winner)CEO, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. Zak El-RamlyPresident and CEO, ZE PowerGroup Inc. Jamil MurjiPresident and CEO, Inter-Urban Delivery Service Aamir Baig + Fraser Hall + Andy Prochazka + Sam Prochazka Co-founder/Director/CEO + Co-Founder/Director + Co-Founder + Co-Founder/Director, Article.com Brian...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Special Citation
Felicity Stone

Every enterprise wants to do well. Lunapads International Products also wants to do good. In 1993, Madeleine Shaw began making washable menstrual pads for her own use, later manufacturing and retailing them in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Seven years later, she took...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Mining & Metals
Jacob Parry

On a Sunday in October 2009, William Lamb got a text message from a friend in South Africa: “Do you have $42 million—because you may need it by the end of the week.” “I knew straight away what it was...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Financial Services
Dee Hon

Hamed Shahbazi spent 20 years building the Vancouver-based fintech startup he founded, Tio Networks, but officially went from entrepreneur to corporate employee this past summer. Silicon Valley giant PayPal Holdings Inc. bought his bill-payment-processing company for $302 million in July.

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Investment Services
Jessica Werb

A financial crisis that has equity markets plummeting isn’t exactly the perfect environment to raise capital for a venture in the commodities sector. But that was what Nolan Watson faced when he founded Vancouver gold mining financier Sandstorm Gold in...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Software as a Service
Jacob Parry

Jack Newton, founder of one Canada’s largest legal software companies, isn’t a lawyer, but he’s learned to think like one. A software engineer by training, Newton began his unlikely legal career over coffee in 2007 with the director of practice...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Technology
Jessica Werb

Some entrepreneurs seem to come into the world predisposed to doing business. Take Scott Phillips, president and CEO of StarFish Medical; while the closest most preteens come to setting up shop is operating the odd lemonade stand, Phillips launched his...

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