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Vancouver's first cat cafe opens in International Village

Curl up with some new friends at International Village.
Access to marijuana, City of Vancouver, dispensaries, medical marijuana, Vancouv

Council votes 10-1 to refer pot dispensary regulations to public hearing

Vancouver City Council voted 10 to 1 in favour of referring proposed guidelines for medical marijuana dispensaries to a public hearing.   The ruling was applauded on Tuesday by a crowd of people...
Michelle Furbacher & friend

Vancouver cat cafe slinks closer to reality with Catfé crowdfunding push

A cat café in Vancouver: this could actually happen, folks. It's to the benefit of both cat-lovers and felines in need of some love.

A cat café in Vancouver: The fuzzy face of economic diversity

Michelle Furbacher wants to put Vancouver on the cat café map.

Startups and the search for Canada’s untapped mother lode

The most valuable resource we control is not our water, our oil, our fish stocks or our forests. It is our people and their ideas.

LOCO BC empowers local businesses to be environmentally sustainable, socially engaged, and profitable

Can environmental sustainability, community engagement and the buy-local movement really increase profits for local businesses and help them compete in the global market? LOCO BC founder and business...

Top 10 reasons why businesses love Vancouver

Most Vancouverites will tell you they love living here. Now find out why businesses love being here just as much.

Edelman Vancouver gives big to nonprofits

For the past four years, Edelman Vancouver, an independent public firm, has been launching an incredible corporate social responsibilty contest for local non profits called the Little Give....

The Olympics Brought a Huge Burst of Economic Activity to Vancouver, But Many Businesses Failed to Profit

The winners were restaurants, hotels, and large retail chains, but small businesses on Granville Island and Main Street report business dwindling almost to nothing during the Games.