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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
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...

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...

Nov 29, 2017
Canada’s first all-female angel investor club opens for business
Nick Rockel

Amielle Lake wants to make one thing clear: her new angel investment group may be called Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), but it’s interested in companies run by men as well as women. “We often get referred female ventures,” says the...

Nov 29, 2017
FLO a Canadian company at the forefront of the EV revolution

BCBusiness + FLO There’s an undeniable trend in the automobile industry: more and more people are making the switch to plug-in electric vehicles, and the numbers demonstrate that this momentum is here to stay. However, one of the main impediments to the proliferation...

Nov 29, 2017
Chengdu aims to become China’s Silicon Valley
Janet Gyenes

It’s early morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Futou Mountain, part of the rare bears’ ancestral homeland. A small group of us are huddled against a wooden fence. We’re hoping to glimpse some of the...

Nov 29, 2017
The worst mistake sales professionals make on LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

There’s a right and a wrong way to use LinkedIn. One common mistake sales professionals make is to treat it like a sales tool, but the truth is, no one likes to be sold to. Think of it this way: if you...

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