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Sep 28, 2017
Numerology: Aboriginal wealth and prosperity
Melissa Edwards

That’s the square footage of commercial real estate managed by the Okanagan’s Westbank First Nation (WFN), the largest such on-reserve development in the country. AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) will feature WFN as a case...

Sep 11, 2017
3 Okanagan wineries to be bought by Andrew Peller Ltd.
Felicity Stone

Ontario-headquartered Andrew Peller Ltd. has signed agreements to acquire 100 per cent of Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and a letter of intent to buy 100 per cent of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, for a combined price...

Sep 5, 2017
A cool new school for Emily Carr University of Art + Design
By BCBusiness

Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s new campus, under construction since 2015, is ready for classes and student orientation today. The four-storey 290,000-square-foot building designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is built to LEED Gold standards and cost $122.6 million. It...

Aug 18, 2017
Attention, B-ball fans: Vancouver Basketball Showcase launches in 2018
By BCBusiness

Since Vancouver lost its NBA franchise, the Grizzlies, to Memphis 16 years ago (grrr!), the city has been starved for basketball. Well, relief is in sight: the Vancouver Basketball Showcase, launching November 2018. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this...

Aug 17, 2017
How to rent your home out on Airbnb
Frances Bula

Emily Plommer knew from her own experience staying at Airbnbs that it was frustrating to rent an apartment with a full kitchen and discover that there wasn’t so much as a salt shaker or bottle of cooking oil in the...

Aug 16, 2017
Lunch with One Ocean Expeditions founder Andrew Prossin
Lucy Hyslop

Working in both polar extremes, Andrew Prossin has anything but an ordinary business life. The managing director of Squamish-headquartered One Ocean Expeditions Inc. has experienced the vagaries of journeying around the top and bottom of the world for nearly 25...

Aug 10, 2017
How to explore the Planet of the Apes
By BCBusiness

To highlight that much of War for the Planet of the Apes, now in theatres, was filmed in and around B.C., a new sweepstakes contest offers prizes that include a trip for two to Vancouver and Vancouver Island with four nights of luxury...

Aug 3, 2017
Why Okanagan legend Harry McWatters is making wine in a Penticton theatre
Felicity Stone

"It’s called wine business for a reason,” says Harry McWatters, explaining why he’s converting a former movie theatre in downtown Penticton to a winery. It’s just the latest twist in a distinguished career that spans nearly half a century. In...

Aug 3, 2017
How 9 wineries do things differently in the South Okanagan
Felicity Stone

1. Black Hills Estate WineryIn 1996, two Vancouver couples with no winemaking experience bought a 34-acre vineyard on Black Sage Road near Osoyoos, planning to grow grapes to sell to wineries. Three years later they tried their hand at winemaking...

Aug 3, 2017
Timeline: The evolution of wine pioneer Harry McWatters
Felicity Stone

McWatters starts working in sales at Casabello Wines in downtown Penticton Buys Sumac Ridge Golf Course in Summerland with then-partner Lloyd Schmidt Opens Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Ltd. and releases 1980 vintage Appointed first chair of the British Columbia Wine Institute and B.C.

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