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Urban Development Institute names four Victoria developments with awards for excellence

These awards are meant to recognize and celebrate those that have had a positive impact on both communities and the urban landscape, as well...
ColdStar's New Electric Truck - Douglas Aug/Sept 2022

ColdStar’s Five Tonnes of Greener and Cleaner Technology

In late May, Kelly Hawes watched as a five-tonne reefer truck left a Langford warehouse, loaded with groceries for delivery throughout Greater Victoria. Though...

10 to Watch

10 to Watch Eve and Simon of MeepMeep

10 to Watch Winner 2022 – MeepMeep

10 to Watch Winner 2022 - MeepMeep - Douglas Magazine Sector: Hardware Product, Software Development Year Launched: 2020 Founders: (left to right) Eve Olynyk and Simon Park Unique...
10 to Watch the team behind Justo's Plant-based Dips

10 to Watch Winner 2022 – Justo’s Plant-Based Dips

10 to Watch Winner 2022 - Justo's Plant-Based Dips - Douglas Magazine Sector: Food, Retail, Consumer Goods Year Launched: 2019 Founders: (left to right) Tyler Hosie, Justin...


Douglas Roundtable

Douglas roundtable: Port Alberni's Innovation Economyvideo

Douglas Roundtable: Port Alberni’s Innovation Economy

Port Alberni is experiencing a boom, thanks to the right leadership, revitalized economic partnerships and an increased interest in the city. This Douglas roundtable...

Douglas Roundtable: The Business of Going Green

Becoming a green business means taking concrete action, but what’s the right strategy to maintain profitability while moving towards a carbon neutral future? This...


ICA Anti Racism at Work campaign posters

Anti-Racism At Work Is Everyone’s Job

‘Anti-Racism at Work is Everyone’s Job’ is the theme of the latest media campaign by the Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP). The aim...


Waves of Data

A fierce storm whipped the chilly waters into peaks off Ucluelet in November 2020, tossing a buoy carrying a small black sensor across the...

Behind-the-Scenes Superstars

Behind the scenes superstars
On December 8, 2012, Amelia Artists Managers Nick Blasko and Piers Henwood fielded a call from twin artists Tegan and Sara. They were feuding...

Think Like Your Customer: how to integrate effective UX design

Think like your customer
Ever been stuck when making a decision for your business because you can’t tell how it would impact customer experience?  Business owners grapple with making...

6 tried, tested and true steps for going green

conceptual graphic of planet with green business industry icons
We’ve reached a point now with climate change where we can no longer wait to act. As individuals or businesses, we are all accountable...


Accent Inns’ response to COVID-19 was to turn the hotels into havens for front line workers. The positive move also helped build team culture.

Dancing in the Dark – planning for a future you can’t predict

How do we know what to do next when we don’t know what’s next?  That might sound like a question emerging only from a landscape...
Survive & Thrive - Douglas Jun/Jul 2022

Survive or Thrive? Building on pandemic business success

For some organizations, the pandemic has been a time of record growth, sales and innovation. They are finding themselves in a “last one standing”...
Creating Cultures of Belonging - Douglas Apr/May 2022

Creating cultures of belonging in the workplace

Most of us weren’t taught how to listen. We were taught how to debate, prove our point, hold our ground or our tongues.  The problem...

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