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Jan 22, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: Know your what, why and how

A story is told of three stonemasons working on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, sometime between 1675 and 1710. They were all asked the same question: “What are you doing?” The first man answered, “I’m mixing mortar.” The second man replied, “I’m helping to...

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Jan 19, 2018
Top 5 finalists announced for Small Business BC Awards
By the Editors

The finalists for the Small Business BC Awards were whittled down today as five remaining contestants were announced for each of the 10 categories. Previously, Small Business BC asked the public to nominate businesses in each of the following categories: premier’s people’s choice, best apprentice training, best community impact, best company, best concept...

Jan 19, 2018
Vancouver Whitecaps to join eMLS
By the Editors

The Vancouver Whitecaps, along with 18 other Major League Soccer teams, will be part of eMLS, a competitive gaming league that sees players face off in EA Sports’ FIFA 18 video game. Each team will choose a player to represent their franchise. The players will compete for the eMLS Cup at PAX...

Jan 18, 2018
Bring In New Talent And Improve Your Bottom Line With A BC Tech Co-op Grant

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council A great way to jumpstart a student’s career is on-the job training, and a great way to improve a small business’s bottom line is bringing in fresh talent. But for small and start-up businesses, finding the budget to add staff can be a challenge, and for students...

Jan 18, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $14 million for a pot grower's paradise
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4741 W 2nd Avenue, Point Grey Price: $13,980,000 MLS: R2232436 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, six-bathroom, 7,968-square-foot house on a 25,400-square-foot lot in Point Grey. The bling: It’s not easy finding a live/work space that offers accommodation for the entire staff—and, let’s face it, in these...

Jan 18, 2018
The Common Cold: When to stay away
Wellness Matters

According to the Health Information section of Canada.com, a few sniffles and a dry, infrequent cough mean that you are contagious, but if you absolutely have to go out, practicing proper hygiene will prevent you from passing it onto others.

Jan 17, 2018
Vancouver city council votes to implement bike lane on Cambie Bridge after feisty debate
By the Editors

On January 17, Vancouver city council approved a motion to build a separated bike lane on the Cambie Bridge. The construction will reportedly be completed this summer and cost taxpayers $600,000. The money will come from approved portion of the city’s current budget, under a section entitled “Active Transportation Corridors and Spot...

Jan 17, 2018
How to fix your fear of talking to your boss
Wellness Matters

A fear of speaking up when it comes to authority figures is extremely common, even with the most outgoing personality types. However, it could be hindering your work, knocking your confidence and preventing you from progressing up the career ladder. Fears are a function of our self-preservation. However, unless you have...

Jan 16, 2018
Canadian employers set to lean on contract workers in 2018: survey
By the Editors

The eighth annual Hays Canada Salary Guide indicates that while employers feel good about their businesses’ growth prospects, workers might be in trouble. The survey, geared toward employers and released by Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada Inc., a subsidiary of British recruiting...

Jan 16, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of January 8 to 14
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Jan 15, 2018
Which Vancouver celebrities should run for mayor?
Nathan Caddell

In the wake of Gregor Robertson’s announcement that he won’t run for mayor in the municipal elections this October, it looks like the contest is wide open. While candidates from the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) and the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) decide...

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