Business

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward)

Surrey businesses with stake in B.C.’s farmed salmon concerned about further job loss

Report says Surrey ‘hub’ of salmon farming industry in Metro Vancouver

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward)
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
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)

Waterfront makeover: 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)
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
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo

Life.Style.Etc.

Jackson Stirling, owner/ceo, Limitless EV

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Excellence Awards May 26 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Peninsula businesses recognized at Business Excellence Awards

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber event held at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club May 26

The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Excellence Awards May 26 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. (Contributed photo)
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Surrey mayor’s slate asks people if board of trade CEO should resign, and to sign petition

‘Our current political state in Surrey is such an embarrassment,’ Anita Huberman says

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Lucas Jacques, owner of Braccialetto sells bracelets that he makes himself and donates a portion of the proceeds to various charities. (Contributed photo)

9-year-old South Surrey entrepreneur raises money for Ukraine relief

Lucas Jacques donates part of his earnings through his bracelet sales to various charities

Lucas Jacques, owner of Braccialetto sells bracelets that he makes himself and donates a portion of the proceeds to various charities. (Contributed photo)
Signage promoting inclusivity in housing was removed from property at 151 Street and 20 Avenue last year after Surrey council rejected the Harmony Apartments proposal. (Doug Tennant twitter photo)

South Surrey project rejection revisited in Business Excellence Awards speech

CEO Doug Tennant accepts best non-profit honours on behalf of UNITI

Signage promoting inclusivity in housing was removed from property at 151 Street and 20 Avenue last year after Surrey council rejected the Harmony Apartments proposal. (Doug Tennant twitter 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)
South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will recognize business achievements in their annual Business Excellence Awards. (File photo)

Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards back in-person in South Surrey

May 26 awards will recognize businesses and leaders in South Surrey and White Rock

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will recognize business achievements in their annual Business Excellence Awards. (File photo)
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
From left: A TD representative accepting on the award on behalf of Kathrin Matadeen, who won in the Professional category; Rochelle Prasad, who won in the Emerging Leader category; Florence Sufen Kao, who won in the Social Trailblazer category; Anita Huberman, the president and CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade; Vandna Joshi, who won in the Not-for-Profit category; Alexandra Haukaas, who won in the Corporate/Leadership category; and Maria Santos-Greaves, who won in the Entrepreneur category. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)
From left: A TD representative accepting on the award on behalf of Kathrin Matadeen, who won in the Professional category; Rochelle Prasad, who won in the Emerging Leader category; Florence Sufen Kao, who won in the Social Trailblazer category; Anita Huberman, the president and CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade; Vandna Joshi, who won in the Not-for-Profit category; Alexandra Haukaas, who won in the Corporate/Leadership category; and Maria Santos-Greaves, who won in the Entrepreneur category. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)
Bill Haggerty’s 2021 Clovie Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year is seen at his store Elevated Music. Nominations for the 2022 Clovie Awards are now underway. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Clovie Award nominations open

Chamber appeals to Cloverdale, Clayton, Campbell Heights for award nominations

Bill Haggerty’s 2021 Clovie Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year is seen at his store Elevated Music. Nominations for the 2022 Clovie Awards are now underway. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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)
White Rock RCMP shared CCTV footage of a man alleged to have stolen from at least three local businesses. (White Rock RCMP Twitter screenshot)

Man sought in connection with multiple thefts to White Rock businesses

Mounties shared CCTV footage of suspect on Twitter

White Rock RCMP shared CCTV footage of a man alleged to have stolen from at least three local businesses. (White Rock RCMP Twitter screenshot)