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Dec 5, 2017
One-third of Canadian baby boomers plan to give their kids living inheritances: survey
By the Editors

A large portion of baby boomers in Canadian cities think their children can’t afford to wait for them to die. A significant number of Canadians aged 52 to 71 are planning to or have already given their children living inheritances to buy property, according to a new survey from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Vancouver’s...

Dec 5, 2017
Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will headline #BCTech Summit
By the Editors

Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will be keynote speakers at the #BCTech Summit: Breakthrough in the Digital Age, taking place next May 14 to 16 in Vancouver. Cohen, founder of Google Ideas and CEO of Jigsaw, an incubator that builds technology to...

Dec 5, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards bridge the gap between theory and practicality

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council There were times when Simon Pickup, co-founder and CEO of Hydra Energy, felt like his company was wandering in the wilderness. Being one of the recipients of the BCIC Ignite Awards from the BC Innovation Council helped give...

Dec 4, 2017
Lunch with property developer Kevin Cheung
Lucy Hyslop

As part of a so-called astronaut family, property developer Kevin Cheung opens up about being raised in Vancouver while his father remained in China.The 29-year-old’s family reunited only once or twice a year after he immigrated to Canada as a...

Dec 4, 2017
TRU offers master environmental and economic programs to meet changing educational needs

BCBusiness + Thompson Rivers University Over the past 45 years, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has earned a reputation for providing an excellent education to people of different backgrounds and perspectives, from traditional academics to trades. These diverse programs draw nearly 26,000 students...

Dec 1, 2017
The Ultimate 2017 Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Handmade in Vancouver using locally sourced materials, these "Gin" and "Tonic" cushions add sparkle to any sofa. Treat her to a stylish reminder of her favourite cocktail with these lovely linen accessories. $119 each at Pillow Fight Factory Give a gift...

Nov 30, 2017
Team-building can improve your bottom line

A happy employee is an engaged employee—but it doesn’t just happen. Employees need to feel valued and relevant. And when employees are engaged, productivity can increase as much as twofold. It needn’t be complicated. In fact, team-building events and activities can boost employee engagement by up to 40 per cent. They need...

Nov 30, 2017
Opinion: What Canadian sales teams need to know and do to prepare for NAFTA changes
Gord Smith

If you’re a leader of a Canadian company or sales organization that sells in the U.S., changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could significantly impact your business, relationships, and sales. Here’s what you need to know and do to prepare as the NAFTA showdown heats up.

Nov 30, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for the illusion of grandeur in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6840 Donald Road, Richmond Price: $4,280,000 MLS: R2209682 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,561-square-foot house on an 11,500-square-foot lot in Richmond. The bling: Let’s be honest here: you’re at the entry level for luxury homes, and you have to prioritize. At this price point, it’s not...

Nov 29, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Biotech entrepreneur Andre Marziali likes his cars built for speed
as told to Felicity Stone

I’ve always enjoyed cars. I follow Formula One, so I’m not surprised I like racing: the adrenaline side of it, and it’s such a surprisingly physical but also very, very mental sport. The level of focus required is incredible. It’s...

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