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Nov 21, 2017
Some Icelanders cool to a local hydro project backed by Ross Beaty’s Alterra Power
Scott Neufeld

There are few places more remote than Árneshrep­­pur. Nestled in Iceland’s Westfjords region, encircled by mountain peaks that undulate like the ocean below, it’s the nation’s least-populated county, with just 30 year-round residents. Árneshreppur is facing extinction. Weak transportation links...

Nov 21, 2017
Cool invention puts Port Alberni company on the podium
By the Editors

Coulson Ice Blast was recently honoured at the R&D 100 Awards in Orlando, Florida. Port Alberni–based Coulson’s invention, the IceStorm90, is an industrial cleaning machine that runs on crushed ice instead of liquid water. Coulson joins a slew of major players in the top 100, such as General Motors Co., IBM Corp. and...

Nov 20, 2017
Opinion: 5 tips for doing business in China
Alistair Vigier

This October I travelled to mainland China for just over a month to explore the possibility of opening a Beijing branch of Hart Legal, the B.C.-based law firm where I serve as vice-president. I also wanted to bring fresh organic juices...

Nov 20, 2017
Opinion: Survival guide to holiday networking
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

The season of end-of-year networking events, holiday parties and receptions has already started. Here’s your guide to surviving and thriving through the busiest connecting time of the year. The holidays offer some of the most active networking opportunities, but for most...

Nov 20, 2017
The straight dope on dealing with impairment in the workplace
Felicity Stone

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada means businesses should look at their workplace impairment policy. Employment lawyers J. Geoffrey Howard, a partner at Roper Greyell LLP in Vancouver, and Cindy Zheng, associate at McQuarrie Hunter LLP in Surrey, discuss who can do what at work

Nov 20, 2017
Vancouver tech startup partners with NFL team
By the Editors

Nimbyx Ltd., an e-commerce business, has joined forces with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Founded in 2016, Vancouver-based Nimbyx originally made a name for itself by reducing overhead costs for smaller dental businesses, but the company has started using its online marketplace in other industries. The Dolphins deal will see it team up...

Nov 17, 2017
Are B.C.’s freshwater ecosystems at risk?
By the Editors

A new report commissioned by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) reveals that nobody knows how the province’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands are faring against a range of threats. The problem? Critical data is outdated, housed in...

Nov 17, 2017
Rocky Mountaineer and founder Peter Armstrong take two honours
By the Editors

Rocky Mountaineer is on the right track. At a recent ceremony in Toronto, the Vancouver-based rail tourism company received the 2017 Private Business Growth Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and professional services firm Grant Thornton LLP. Founded in 1990...

Nov 16, 2017
Leadership: BMO’s Mike Bonner nurtures a new generation of leaders with a mix of drive and empathy
Scott Neufeld

In business, the person leading at any given point isn’t necessarily the one with the title and the corner office, says Mike Bonner, senior vice-president at BMO Financial Group, who heads the bank’s B.C. and Yukon division.“Leadership has nothing to do with the business card; it has nothing to do...

Nov 16, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $8M for a house that will change your point of view
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1505 Tolmie Street, Vancouver Price: $7,799,000 MLS: R2217368 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,620-square-foot house on a 4,150-square-foot lot in Point Grey. The bling: There is nothing like a bit of edge to help sharpen the senses. Off-kilter and angular, here is the home that eschews...

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