7 Ways To Have Phone Sex In A Long-Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are never easy, as the lack of physical contact can be quite frustrating. Realizing that you can't watch that new movie with your partner or just cuddle on a cold night causes you to make some concessions. Trust can become a major worry—particularly when intimacy is concerned—but phone sex on the other hand, offers a perfect means to keep the sexual intim [...]

30 March 2018

Owner Tierre Benton shares that part of her business success lies in a commitment to quality

One night, Benton was asleep and had a dream of going to culinary school and opening a restaurant. Shortly after that, she enrolled in the Clark College Culinary Management program and graduated in 2010. After that, she and her daughter rented a space in a commercial kitchen where they created and started selling baked goods at local farmers markets in the summer. They did that for two [...]

22 March 2018

Lyft exec pitches Vancouver on value of abandoning car ownership

The shift away from car ownership isn’t much different from the way we consume movies, according to Lyft’s Tim Burr. Much like how the popularity of DVDs has waned in favour of streaming services like Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX), advances in technology are already having the same effect on vehicles – at least outside B.C. “You no longer need to own an item to enjoy the benefits of it, [...]

22 March 2018

Housing crisis complexity defies sloganeering and quick fixes

Our housing crisis is as complex as any medical mystery. Its diagnosis is difficult and the causes and prescriptions are nearly impossible to define and determine. As we move into a municipal election campaign, there will be populist notions tossed about to fix housing. They smack of Make America Great Again rhetoric, and we should be careful not to swallow them. The mantra of “ [...]

21 March 2018

Interactive map: Where B.C.’s biggest real estate deals were done

The value of B.C.’s top 100 real estate deals fell 5.9% in 2017 to $3.98 billion compared with $4.23 billion in 2016, but their median value increased by $9.1 million (51.3%) to $27.1 million compared with $17.9 million in 2016.So while there were fewer deals over $100 million on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Real Estate Deals of 2017 list – six compared with eight in 2016 [...]

21 March 2018

Vancouver environmental foundation launches funding push for documentary series on Africa

In a media release, the Sitka Foundation and the Aga Khan University sought to highlight “the philanthropic works of mining titans Ross Beaty and Lukas Lundin.”The series is called Giving Nature a Voice and will be administered by the Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Journalism in Nairobi, Kenya.A number of local and international corporations pledged $50,000 each for the do [...]

14 March 2018

Geoscience BC map gets instant results

A new aeromagnetic map of a 9,600-square-kilometre region of northeastern B.C. that was unveiled near the end of January has produced almost instant results in the form of new mineral claims being staked. At the Association For Mineral Exploration Roundup conference on January 23, Geoscience BC unveiled its latest mineral mapping exercise. It was the third such exercise in the non-profi [...]

14 March 2018

B.C. drug smuggler caught after Phantom Secure phone seized

When undercover FBI agents seized an encrypted BlackBerry from Vancouver company Phantom Secure last June, they decided to message one of the contacts on the device.The mysterious figure — “a known drug trafficker located in Canada” — was identified only as The Goat.Agents learned details of a clandestine drug shipment planned from B.C. to Washington State, according to U.S. court [...]

13 March 2018

Indigenous groups lead protest against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline plan

Thousands of people gathered in Burnaby, B.C., this weekend to participate in a First Nations-led protest against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Indigenous leaders beat drums and sang out against the project Saturday morning, saying they won't step aside for construction.A few hours later, a much smaller pro-pipeline rally was held downtown.AnalysisWhy Kinder Morga [...]

13 March 2018

B.C. breakthrough highlights rise of the robots

A robotic exoskeleton is a ferocious fighting machine to many who were introduced to the concept in the 1986 sci-fi action film Aliens, in which the protagonist uses a giant apparatus to battle the titular antagonists. But Mike Hilton hopes to soften the image of such devices with advances in robotics coming out of a B.C. research and development (R&D) firm. “We want to see p [...]

08 March 2018

Persistence, location beat oil downturn

One of the only independent natural gas engineering firms based in B.C., Solaris expected a major boom in business from a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Then in 2014, oil prices tanked, multibillion-dollar LNG projects got shelved or cancelled and Alberta’s oil and gas sector suffered a withering downturn. Solaris saw its business and head count fall by about 17%, but it [...]

08 March 2018

Federal budget fails to help Canadian businesses stay competitive, critics charge

Canadian businesses are at a growing tax disadvantage vis-à-vis their U.S. counterparts and Tuesday’s federal budget did nothing to improve the situation, according to business leaders.“A big worry is what wasn’t in the budget — and that is anything to improve Canada’s competitiveness relative to the United States on the tax reform front,” said Dan Kelly, president, chief execut [...]

28 February 2018

StayVancouverHotels.com portal aims to open doors for downtown hotels

With Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq:PCLN) and Expedia Inc. (Nasdaq:EXPE) dominating the online travel-agency business, the launch of any new hotel-booking site is a bold move. So StayVancouverHotels.com likely raised eyebrows when the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) launched the site in January with an aim of marketing downtown Vancouver hotel rooms. Executives, howeve [...]

28 February 2018