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Tourism & Culture

Dec 7, 2017
U.S. company changing B.C.'s most popular winter escape
Scott Neufeld

On any given bluebird day this season, the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains will see a flurry of activity. Snowboarders and skiers will tear through fresh powder. Lifties will help riders smoothly navigate the ascent back up the hill.

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 8, 2017
FlyOver ride takes wing to Iceland
By the Editors

Flown over Canada? Soon you’ll be able to see and feel Iceland from a great height, too. Next year the island nation’s capital, Reykjavík, will become home to FlyOver Iceland, modeled after Vancouver’s busy FlyOver Canada virtual flight attraction. Since Vancouverites Stephen Geddes...

Oct 27, 2017
The Vancouver International Film Festival 2017
Paul Duchart

This year's festival attracted an audience of over 150,000 people from September 28 until October 13, 2017. Films from 70 countries played on nine screens , and access to the festival parties was the hot ticket. The VIFF opening gala at the...

Oct 26, 2017
Local auction house ranks 11th worldwide
By the Editors

Heffel Fine Art Auction House, headquartered in Vancouver and Toronto, is the only Canadian auction house to be ranked in world's top 250 auction houses by American art industry publication Art + Auction. Heffel placed 11th in the annual list, which is based...

Oct 20, 2017
How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
Nick Rockel

On a brilliant late-June afternoon, Scott Menke strides through the posh lobby of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “What’s up?” asks the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Gaming as he extends a hand. At first glance, his aquiline gaze appears haughty...

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...

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