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Companies grapple with inclusive workplace challenges

Paddy Gallagher had worked at a dollar store and volunteered at the Vancouver Aquarium before starting work at Vancity Credit Union a year and a half ago. But working at Vancity was his first office...

Rolling on the floor laughing at B.C. government's foreign ownership report (blog)

This week, the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union continued to resonate in financial markets. While here in Vancouver we were, as always, fixated on real estate. Earlier this week,...

New rental towers free to use controversial fixed-term lease agreements

New Vancouver rental projects, even those built with the help of generous taxpayer incentives, are allowed to use a controversial form of tenancy agreement that allows for unlimited rent increases...

Life Lessons: Crystal Lee, founder, Beyond Maybe Coaching and Consulting

Crystal Lee had a master’s degree in public health and a good job with a provincial health authority, but she yearned to start her own business. “I had studied in California and worked for a while...

Wanted: More female funders – and founders

Like most first-time entrepreneurs, Vidigami founder Mandy Chan funded her startup using her own bank account, followed by contributions from friends and family, government grants and then, finally,...

Corporate Canada not deterred by Trump name, says general manager of Vancouver’s newest luxury hotel

Local politicians have called it “a beacon of racism” and urged the developer to remove the Trump name — but so far the controversy hasn’t deterred Canadian corporations from booking rooms and...

Vancouver's animation boom sparks talent search

As film and television contracts continue to roll in, animation studios in Vancouver are facing a talent crunch. “It’s pretty widely known that there is a shortage of labour supply in Vancouver,”...

Ten years of the "million dollar line" illustrates rapid increase in Vancouver home values

A decade ago, it neatly dilineated Vancouver’s tony Westside from funky East Vancouver. Today the million dollar line, a concept mapped by Vancouver urban planner Andy Yan, has been completely...

Trudeau to hear from academic experts on causes of Vancouver’s overheated real estate market

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hear from a group of experts today on Vancouver’s out of control real estate market, several of whom have advocated for policies to counter the effect of capital...

New government housing policy should focus on foreign investment, speculation: BMO

Warnings of dangerous overheating in Vancouver and Toronto’s real estate markets are mounting, but home prices in those two cities are unlikely to decelerate on their own anytime soon, according to a...