Business

A shopper wipes down a handle as they select a cart at an Ikea furniture store in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Canadian retailers are struggling with higher shipping costs as couriers tack hefty fuel surcharges onto shipping rates to recoup record gas prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadian retailers grapple with soaring fuel surcharges to ship online orders

Extra charge topping 40 per cent for some carriers

 

Graham Blank, Lia Crowe photo

Life and style

Graham Blank, VP, Director for Tom Lee Music Canada and Steinway Piano Galleries of Canada

  • Jul 1, 2022

 

May 11, 2022 -Daughter and father, Tania and Mario Conforti photographed in one of the homes they've built for a business feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.

Family business

Confortis thrive as a family and as work mates

  • Jun 29, 2022

 

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

35% of Metro Vancouver businesses report being worse off now than in 2019

As inflation rises, businesses expect to raise costs but lose profits

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Curated with care

Research is a key ingredient at Maison Cookware + Bakeware

  • Jun 27, 2022
April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
Chris Nowrouzi, CEO and Co-Owner of FlyGTA, is photographed at Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario on Saturday June 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Private air travel takes off in Canada— but can it stay aloft?

Airport delays and chaos pushing more wealthy people to fly privately

Chris Nowrouzi, CEO and Co-Owner of FlyGTA, is photographed at Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario on Saturday June 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
April 28, 2022 - Tara Anderson (Co-Owner, Budget Blinds) in Ladysmith,  photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Take cover

Budget Blinds business owner Tara Anderson hits ground running to meet growing demand

  • Jun 22, 2022
April 28, 2022 - Tara Anderson (Co-Owner, Budget Blinds) in Ladysmith,  photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

Spring runoff could cause continued issues for Interior residents, businesses

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

B.C.’s biggest ever auction held in Chilliwack brought in $35 million in sales

Ritchie Bros. equipment auction in late May attracted more than 6,500 bidders from 34 countries

People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
Kim Williams, photo by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives

— AND THE 7 SINS with Kim Williams

  • Jun 3, 2022
Kim Williams, photo by Lia Crowe
The Olympic Flame is the potential future site of the province’s next Boston Pizza location. (Eric Welsh/Hope Standard)

Hope to be next B.C. town to welcome Boston Pizza franchise

District and council working with developers to bring restaurant to old Olympic Flame site

The Olympic Flame is the potential future site of the province’s next Boston Pizza location. (Eric Welsh/Hope Standard)
Construction is underway as local renovator Dan Clarke and his co-workers bring the historic float house back to its former glory. (Contributed Photo/Dan Clarke)

Local rennovator restoring Harrison float house, expanding docks

The former Breakwater Restaurant, Rockwell Marina getting new lease on life

Construction is underway as local renovator Dan Clarke and his co-workers bring the historic float house back to its former glory. (Contributed Photo/Dan Clarke)
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo

Life.Style.Etc.

Jackson Stirling, owner/ceo, Limitless EV

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo
Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)

2 UBC grads launch pawsitively unique business: Dog beds for people

TikTok, Kickstarter helps launch Plufl,a dog bed that alleviates stress and anxiety in people

Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)
(L-R) Max Carbone, Anna Carbone and Dean Desrosiers of Century 21 Assurance Realty have a kitchen discussion in a Kelowna home. Don Denton photography.

Selling and living the Okanagan life

“Enable prosperity” is the goal at Century 21 Assurance Realty

  • May 25, 2022
(L-R) Max Carbone, Anna Carbone and Dean Desrosiers of Century 21 Assurance Realty have a kitchen discussion in a Kelowna home. Don Denton photography.
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. Google says its Russian subsidiary is planning to file for bankruptcy because it can’t pay staff and suppliers. Russian state media reported Wednesday, May 18, 2022 that the U.S. tech company’s Russian subsidiary submitted notice of its intention to declare bankruptcy to a national registry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. Google says its Russian subsidiary is planning to file for bankruptcy because it can’t pay staff and suppliers. Russian state media reported Wednesday, May 18, 2022 that the U.S. tech company’s Russian subsidiary submitted notice of its intention to declare bankruptcy to a national registry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
A worker organizes chairs and tables on the patio of a restaurant on College St., Toronto, Thursday, October 28, 2021. Restaurants across Canada are cutting back hours and tightening up menus as persistent labour shortages and spiking costs threaten to derail the industry’s comeback from crushing pandemic restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

‘We just don’t have enough workers:’ Restaurants rocked by labour shortage, inflation

Workers pushing back against long hours, unstable schedules and low pay

A worker organizes chairs and tables on the patio of a restaurant on College St., Toronto, Thursday, October 28, 2021. Restaurants across Canada are cutting back hours and tightening up menus as persistent labour shortages and spiking costs threaten to derail the industry’s comeback from crushing pandemic restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima
Long-time treasure hunter Werner Streicek shows off a bit of gold he discovered. He and his daughters are set to begin their first full season of mining in the Cariboo region starting this summer. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison Hot Springs treasure hunter eyes gold in the Cariboo region

Werner Streicek will rely on decades of mining experience to create legacy for family

Long-time treasure hunter Werner Streicek shows off a bit of gold he discovered. He and his daughters are set to begin their first full season of mining in the Cariboo region starting this summer. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 2022 PNE Prize Home ready for occupancy in Langley

Langley contractor crafts this year’s lottery home in his own backyard

Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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