Tourism & Culture

Sep 1, 2008
Travelling to Brighton, U.K.
John Lee

I’m perched on a pyramid of pebbles under a bright blue southern England sky raked with thin, wispy clouds. A few chocolate-coloured waves are frothing their way toward me while electronic chirruping from nearby amusement arcades and the vinegar-drenched aroma...

Aug 1, 2008
Steve Burgess Travels to Bangkok
Steve Burgess

I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Bangkok’s Siam Central plaza, reading the newspaper, when my concentration is broken by a loud bang. High on a telephone pole half a block down the street, an electrical transformer has burst into flames.

Aug 1, 2008
How Revelstoke Was Built
by BCBusiness Online

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button. Now, as the town and resort navigate a course from sleepy railroad hamlet to international all-season destination, it's a good time to look both back and forward—from what Revelstoke was to what it is becoming. Navigate: Back to the article Navigate: Table of contents...

Aug 1, 2008
Black Diamonds of Revelstoke
Andrew Findlay

Simpson first visited the town back in the mid-’80s, one of many pilgrimages north for this Denver-based millionaire developer with an appetite for powder snow. Immediately, the 62-year-old American was struck by a place that seemed to have it all:...

Jul 1, 2008
Travelling to Lockhart, Texas
John Lee

I’m wilting in the desiccating midday sun on a crowd-free sidewalk in small-town Texas, 35 kilometres south of the Austin state capital. I cup my hands to the cool glass and squint into the blackened storefront ahead. It looks like...

Jul 1, 2008
Round table: B.C. Public-Private Partnerships
BCBusiness Yip

Notice how the phrases Canada Line, Sea-to-Sky and Port Mann twinning have a different ring to them than, say, fast ferries? One of the major differences is public-private partnerships, or P3s. It’s a concept born in the U.K. for handing major responsibilities of public projects to private companies, and in Canada...

Jul 1, 2008
Olympic Development: The Ring Cycles
Brennan Clarke

You don’t have to look far in the Lower Mainland these days for evidence that the 2010 Olympics are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into B.C.’s economy. Take, for instance, the $315-million athletes village currently under construction along Southeast False Creek.

Jul 1, 2008
Celebrity Culinary: The Boulud Effect
Jessica Werb

The teasing canapés were followed by five courses, each paired with a wine, each building in intensity: ahi tuna sashimi, Queen Charlotte halibut, coquilles St. Jacques, young Quebec pork and a climax of mango-and-passion-fruit pavlova followed by milk chocolate praline napoleon. It was March 14, and, with this private media luncheon...

Jul 1, 2008
An Olympic Tour
by BCBusiness Online

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button. BCBusiness assistant art director Ben Oliver and digital editor John Bucher narrate a photographic tour of three major projects now being built in the Lower Mainland: the Sea to Sky Highway expansion, the Athlete's Village in False Creek, and Richmond's speed-skating oval. Photographs...

Apr 1, 2008
Intrawest Executive Shakeup: Moving Mountains
Peter Severinson

Long-time CEO and founder Joe Houssian retired in November 2006, shortly after the company was bought by New York-based Fortress Investment Group LLC, a sale that took the company off the stock markets and gave it some deep pockets to...

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