He used to be a business-hating journalist. Today, he drives an SUV, owns a million-dollar home and draws a six-figure salary. He also runs one of the most successful environmental organizations in the country. Is Ian Gill the new face of the green movement?
David Baines is the most hated man by man of Vancouver's business community, and apparently the most feared, too, judging by the answers received when we contacted the investment community looking for a few insights into the ‘troublemaker’.
Stephen Darling has been a fixture in Vancouver’s hotel industry for 32 years, most recently as GM of the Westin Grand Hotel. Now, his lengthy experience and well-placed connections have landed him what is arguably the sweetest job the local industry has to offer, regional VP of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
Don Rix, the MD who shed his practice to become the Don of the biotech business has a presence in much of the medical research happening in B.C. today. He knows all the players, understands the science and fully appreciates the industry’s potential. In other words, don’t try to bluff him.
He’s been the CEO of B.C.’s largest company for almost five years, yet in the eyes of both the public and the business community Darren Entwistle remains a mystery, the largely invisible leader of our most visible corporate entity. He’s someone we feel we should know but don’t. Everyone has...
“I may be the last living person to have worked my way up the ranks from the exalted position of typesetter to editor-in-chief at a major daily newspaper,” says Lucinda Chodan, who two months ago left a 20-year run at the Montreal Gazette to assume the editorial helm at Victoria’s Times Colonist (TC).
The phone rings in Peter Ritchie’s 13th floor office in the art deco Marine Building in Vancouver. It’s March 1997 and Port Coquitlam pig farmer Robert ‘Willie’ Pickton needs a lawyer. He’s being charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing...