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Feb 21, 2018
Winners and losers in B.C.’s budget announcement
Nathan Caddell

Last year’s provincial election was so close that no matter what the government decides to do, someone will be disappointed. So it is with the February 20 budget announcement by the governing NDP-Green coalition, which, depending on who you ask, is either...

Feb 21, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Kalesnikoff Lumber and Leslie Forest Products make wood work
Nathan Caddell

Sometimes places just have the perfect name. Take the West Kootenay settlement of Thrums, for example. The word “thrum” refers to a continuous humming sound, and anyone who has made the journey along Highway 3A between Castlegar and the region’s...

Feb 20, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of February 12 to 18
Munro’s Books

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

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Mining giant Rio Tinto gets help from the BC Innovation Council
Nathan Caddell

A partnership based on getting people to a specific location only started because Carl Anderson got lost. Last February the president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), was on a BC Growth Opportunities Tour in the northwest of the province...

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: A distillery and a grain cleaning co-op work together across B.C.
Nick Rockel

Before Sherry Jiang immigrated to Vancouver in 2004, she was a physician in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian. Deciding not to pursue medicine in Canada because it would take too long to get a licence, she also noticed that members of the Chinese community had a hard time finding...

Feb 16, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: B.C.'s urban and rural areas are more connected than you might think
Nathan Caddell

Val Litwin enjoys telling a story about a meal he had this past summer in Tumbler Ridge in northeastern B.C. And no, it’s not to complain that his eggs were a little more over-easy than he would have liked. “I had...

Feb 15, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million to start your kids off on the right foot
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6398 Elm Street, Vancouver Price: $4,998,000 Listing: R2236114 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,538-square-foot house on an 8,140-square-foot lot in tony Kerrisdale. The bling: Yes, it’s that time: the kids are graduating and, while there are acres of room in your palatial family home, you want...

Feb 15, 2018
Metro Vancouver industrial availability rates plummet: report
By the Editors

A report released by CBRE Group Inc. shows that Metro Vancouver has the second-lowest industrial availability rate in the country. The area saw a decrease in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 2.3 percent, slightly ahead of Toronto’s 2.2. CBRE predicts...

Feb 15, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Husein Rahemtulla
as told to Felicity Stone

I’ve played soccer and squash since I was very young. I played both at a competitive level because I am supercompetitive. That translated well into poker later on. It started out in high school, where we used to play home...

Feb 14, 2018
Why B.C.'s Anandia Labs could be the leading cannabis company in North America
Andrew Findlay

Bright grow lights beam upon shelves filled with lush marijuana plants, bursting with buds and ready for harvest. Jonathan Page points out a specimen that to my eye looks identical to the neighbouring flora. But this leafy and fragrant individual...

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