Empire Donuts Elevates the Humble Treat (and Attracts Donut Tourists From Across North America)

They’re trendy, photogenic and a favourite foodie find on social media feeds, but that’s not why Melanie Laverick started making donuts. She launched Empire...
K'odi Nelson of the Nawalakw Lodge and Healing Village

A Vision for the Future: K’odi Nelson of the Nawalakw Lodge and Healing Village

Nawalakw means supernatural in Kwak’wala, the language that has been spoken in the Kwakwaka’wakw Territory in the southern Great Bear Rainforest for thousands of...

LlamaZOO’s Lateral Leap

How it All Started When Charles Lavigne and Kevin Oke created LlamaZOO in 2014, the tech wizards’ intention was to build a software platform where...

Interactive Live Dives: Skyping With the Ocean

The business adage, “If you swim with the sharks, you might get eaten,” has never dulled the passion of Maeva Gauthier and Mike Irvine,...
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Fictionary Software is Taking the Writing World by Storm

Sitting at anchor near George Town in the balmy Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, typing away on her third novel manuscript, Kristina Stanley, author...

When Finding the Perfect Renter Goes Beyond the Credit Check

Wth 20-plus years of property management experience, Claire Flewelling-Wyatt has no hesitation saying that at least 20 per cent of people fib when filling...
Katie Mogan Graham at Belle General. Photo by Emily Dobby.

Meaningful convenience: the rise of the niche grocery

It’s a good time to be in the grocery business — especially if you’re a small store. Big supermarkets are struggling mainly due to the...

Meet Velma, The Velociraptor.

When Velma the Velociraptor stomps along Fort Street, blinking, waving her limbs and roaring, heads turn and some people give her a wide berth...

Island Business Invents Greener Way to Freshen Air

When a client of interior designer and home contractor Christopher Tio wanted to build a bamboo fence, Tio waded deep into bamboo research. What...
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Victoria-Based DeeBee’s Organics Ranks No. 29 on the 2019 Startup 50

Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked DeeBee’s Organics No. 29 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. Serving as a companion list...