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Apr 7, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Burnaby’s Peregrine pivots to Plexiglas screens
Nathan Caddell

When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across Canada, Brian French knew he had to act fast to save his company. Burnaby-based Peregrine Retail Design Manufacturing was built on helping high-end restaurants and retailers create their front-end experiences. Peregrine counts brands like...

Apr 6, 2020
Survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact on B.C. businesses
By the Editors

We all know the COVID-19 crisis is bad for business, but a recent survey highlights just how much damage the pandemic has already inflicted on B.C. companies and their employees. The poll of 1,900 businesses shows that in the past two weeks, about half have suffered revenue plunges of 75 percent...

Apr 6, 2020
National Internet agency offers free cybersecurity to small businesses during COVID-19
By the Editors

At the best of times, cyberattacks are a major threat to businesses of all sizes. The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies even more vulnerable to hackers as their employees adjust to working remotely. With that in mind, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is now offering small businesses in B.C.

Apr 2, 2020
Your 3D printer could make you a COVID-19 hero
Alyssa Hirose

It’s hard not to feel helpless in these difficult times, but if you have a 3D printer, you might play a key role in supporting B.C.’s health-care workers in the coming months. Two B.C. companies, Victoria-based Crisis Rapid Prototyping Society (CRPS)...

Law
Apr 1, 2020
5 tips for handling commercial leases and contracts during COVID-19 and beyond
Nick Rockel

With rent due on April 1, the COVID-19 crisis has left commercial landlords and their cash-strapped tenants scrambling to figure out a way forward. Looking ahead, the outbreak could also see pandemic clauses become a standard feature of commercial leases and agreements. For some tips on dealing with leases and contracts...

Mar 31, 2020
How to keep your employees safe while working from home
Alyssa Hirose

A few weeks ago, your workplace may have been a bustling skyscraper, a cool coworking space or a second-floor office flooded with natural light and surrounded by crows (but maybe that’s just us). Now our homes have become our workspaces...

Mar 30, 2020
A COVID-19 isolation playlist, from our quarantine to yours
By the Editors

There’s no shortage of bad news these days, but we’re doing our best to stay upbeat. Here are 20 songs the editors have been cranking while isolated (as loud as our families will allow, at least). I may not have the...

Mar 30, 2020
What you need to know about federal and provincial support for B.C. businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
By the Editors

**Updated on April 4. Please check back for further updates as new information becomes available** As businesses and workers throughout B.C. struggle with plunging revenue and job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial governments have stepped up with multibillion-dollar relief efforts.

Mar 27, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Electric Bicycle Brewing cleans up nicely
Nathan Caddell

You can’t have a beer in Electric Bicycle Brewing’s colourful tasting room right now, but the brewery hasn’t shuttered operations. Besides opening an online store where customers can grab hazy pale ales and IPAs, the East Vancouver outfit has pivoted...

Mar 26, 2020
6 local businesses offering services for free during COVID-19
Alyssa Hirose

Everyone is feeling the crush of COVID-19, and now’s the time to share resources, information and support. These local businesses are offering their services for free during the pandemic—so your route planning, accounting and dog diagnosing are a little bit...

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