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The joy of giving
Science is now providing the evidence for what we have long held to be true: that it is better to give than to receive.
Marguerite du Plessis
Dec 17th, 2017
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The Vancouver Observer has had an exciting and successful year. We launched the Tar Sands Reporting Project, expanded our local news coverage, and won the CJF Excellence in Journalism...
Nov 7th, 2014
The ecology of wealth
What does it mean to have billions in wealth and be wracked by insecurity?
Aug 22nd, 2013
Savvy travel hacker explains how to fly abroad on the cheap
Travel the world for next to nothing with not-so-secret travel hacking tips from entrepreneur and travel coach Matt Bailey
May 13th, 2013
Chasing Vancouver's living wage
Vancouver's living wage creeps ever upward. Did you make the cut?
May 3rd, 2013
Cast a ballot, make your voice heard in the Vancity Board election
I should tell you straight away: I am running for re-election for the Vancity Board because I would like to continue working for an organization that makes a real difference in people’s...
Apr 5th, 2013
Canadian Body Shop founder Margot Franssen puts financial force behind Canadian Women's Foundation
When asked if she always wanted to be in business, the founder and former president of Body Shop Canada, Margot Franssen laughs and says no. She was a party girl in high school, she says,and after...
Mar 6th, 2012
Local campaign challenges Canadians to change charitable giving
The scenario: The new Starbucks coffee splashes in front of the screens of your sparkly eyes, in all it's chocolate-covered whip cream glory, as you hold a cold latte. The challenge: Don't buy it....
Jan 29th, 2013
Vancouver start up raises 3.1 M$ without VC’s and conventional angels
This news came out last week but what’s interesting abut Jostle’s $3 million round is where the funding came from. Here is their release: “Jostle Corporation revealed today that it has secured...
Jan 24th, 2013
Road to success for Canadian Pension Plan paved with complexity
CPP's portfolio includes investments in a wide range of companies across sectors, including large allocations to the biggest oil producers and players in controversial projects.
Linda Solomon Wood
Nov 8th, 2012