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Tourism & Culture

Aug 13, 2019
Young Guns: Markus McRurie fights waves and fires on the Tofino shores
Nathan Caddell

Getting to Tofino on wheels isn’t the easiest proposition these days. It depends on where you’re coming from, of course, and the obligatory ferry to Nanaimo will probably be part of the trip for anyone from the Lower Mainland. But...

Jul 29, 2019
Carry On: Airport shopping raises its game
Charlene Rooke

Passing through Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) a few years ago left me agog at the retail therapy I’d been missing: an outlet of cheap-chic Dutch department store HEMA, a Suitsupply custom-tailoring shop and the Gall & Gall liquor store, where I...

Jul 2, 2019
5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph
Felicity Stone

1. What does the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean for the corporate world in terms of dealing with Indigenous Peoples? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 calls to action for every sector and segment of Canadian...

Jun 24, 2019
Carry On: The cost of doing (travel) business
Charlene Rooke

SPARE NO EXPENSE “Buying the log-splitter” should join the business lexicon as a jump-the-shark-style buzzword for inflating expense reports, thanks to the provincial legislature fracas. Claims are a thorn in many sides: in a 2018 poll by U.S. travel and expense...

Jun 12, 2019
Go Figure: Will it be another record-breaking year for tourism in B.C.?
Melissa Edwards

Visitors from abroad to B.C. in 2018: Non-U.S. international tourists: Total revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: Provincial tax revenue from B.C. tourism in 2017: 10-year growth: Tourism businesses operating in B.C. in 2017: Tourism industry jobs: Job openings expected by 2028: Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C.: Visitor nights...

Jun 10, 2019
On Trend: Three local axe-throwing outfits carving out a niche
Felicity Stone

June 13 is International Axe Throwing Day. Wielding the chopping tool goes way back, but flinging one at a wooden target seems to have got off the ground in 2006 with the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. The sport...

Jun 6, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Bard on the Beach founding artistic director Christopher Gaze
Felicity Stone

Gaze trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in his native England and immigrated to Canada in 1975. When he’s not acting and directing at Bard, he performs on radio, TV and film, and does voiceovers for animation.

Jun 6, 2019
Carry On: Out with the greenwash
Charlene Rooke

GREENER AIR Carbon offsets for air travel keep your conscience and your carbon footprint cleaner. Air Canada partners with Toronto-based Less Emissions, making it easy to tack the cost on to your flight purchase: $30-$40, for instance, for Vancouver-Toronto return. Organizations...

May 24, 2019
Five questions with Ballet BC artistic director Emily Molnar
Felicity Stone

1. You assumed control of Ballet BC when it was near bankruptcy. What drew you to it? Throughout my career, I was fascinated about what makes someone do what they do. I was looking at leadership from a very early age, and I was watching how we coached, how we worked with individuals and...

May 6, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in May
By BCBusiness

The Maya, who may once have numbered a couple of million people spread across what are now Guatemala, Belize and parts of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, are renowned for their architecture, mathematics skills, astronomical system and sophisticated calendar. This...

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