Restaurant sector reflects on new B.C. payroll tax

The B.C. government’s plan to eliminate Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums on January 1, 2020, and introduce a new payroll tax has some restaurant owners concerned that the move will burden them...

Cannabis companies get mixed public relations reception

With marijuana legalization looming in Canada, issues surrounding the marketing of cannabis firms have divided players in the public relations industry. While some PR agencies are eager to take on...

Tourism operators brace for a potential Alberta boycott

The spectre of retaliation by Albertans for B.C. government moves to limit oil shipments to the Canadian West Coast is stoking fear among some in the B.C. tourism sector. Fears that Albertans would...

Infographic: The science behind virality

Infographic by: Outgrow. Infographic source: Visual Capitalist.

Check out the art at Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival

It’s not just about the powder.   The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is an annual celebration that takes place in Whistler Village and includes ski races and snowboarding championships,...

Biggest Year of the Dog boost could come from tourism

Exact numbers are hard to quantify, but business analysts say the fastest-growing impact of upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations on the local economy might come from tourists. And as the holiday –...

B.C. bars might be shut out of Olympic hockey bonanza

Way-past-bedtime or brutally early starting times for hockey games have Metro Vancouver bar owners ambivalent about the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Only one bar owner...

Swiss Chalet, Montana's owner Cara to buy the Keg in $200m deal

Cara Operations Limited (TSX:CARA) announced January 23 that it is buying Vancouver-based Keg Restaurants Ltd. (KRL) for $200 million. KRL operates as The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, with 106...

Add glamour to chickpeas

By Eric Akis, Times Colonist Visually and otherwise, budget-friendly dried chickpeas are not at all glamorous. But that changes when they are properly soaked and cooked into a dish that’s aromatic...

B.C.’s restaurant boom leads to industry labour shortage

B.C.’s restaurant industry is growing rapidly and Vancouver is becoming a leader in the culinary world. But the high demand for dining out is contributing to a serious labour shortage in the...