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Fine Choice Foods Ltd.

In many cities, they’re as ubiquitous a menu item as burgers or buffalo wings. Stuffed with chicken, pork or vegetables, steamed and pan-fried to crispy-brown perfection, pot stickers have become a bite-sized bellwether for North America’s growing love of Asian cuisine. Fine Choice Foods has played an outsized role in helping spur this trend since […]

Agriterra Equipment

It’s not the easiest way to expand, acknowledges Brian Taschuk. But when there’s a void to fill in Canada’s prairie provinces, the company he founded five years ago in Stony Plain, Alberta, is poised to step up. After all, the farmers are depending on someone to sell and repair the vehicles and heavy equipment necessary […]

Community Farm Store

At the heart of Duncan, British Columbia, nestled in a small shopping complex barely a mile from the city’s vibrant downtown, sits The Community Farm Store (CFS). Combining farm-fresh produce, eco-friendly products and a litany of educational resources, the depot epitomizes the region’s back-to-the-earth ethos. You might say it’s all in the name. “The store […]

Eatmore Sprouts and Greens Ltd.

Halfway through her nursing training, back when she still had designs on entering the profession, Carmen Wakeling was called upon to administer to a patient whose daily regimen involved 16 different medications. Oh, if only that man had followed the sound advice of including five servings of fresh vegetables or fruits into his daily diet, […]

Diverse Properties

It all comes down to understanding real estate cycles and having a team whose individual strengths complement each other. So explains P.L. Meindertsma, co-founder and vice president of development at Diverse Properties, celebrating its tenth anniversary as one of British Columbia’s most innovative and trusted property developers; one that got its start amid the real […]

Axiom Millwrighting & Fabrication

He claims his corporate strategy relies more on the basics rather than high technology, but how the two complement each other at Axiom Millwrighting & Fabrication. For the Canadian-headquartered company has long made a name for itself by constructing and maintaining infrastructure for major food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and in recent years has been […]

Tonica Kombucha

This just might be the story about the little engine that could. Almost literally. For just a decade ago, Zoey Shamai was moving one case of empty bottles at a time by bicycle, between a Toronto warehouse and her very congested apartment kitchen, where she was brewing her own take of a unique organic health […]

Mike Scholtens – Manchester Pet Supplies

Companion animal may be the preferred term to pet nowadays. Especially by millennials, who make up a most valuable demographic for those in the business of providing the essentials for keeping domesticated critters happy and healthy. Satisfy this very discerning crowd and a company may prosper. As is Manchester Pet Supplies, a Canadian distributor primarily […]

Claudio Petti – Drainstar Contracting

Without them, we wouldn’t have clean drinking water at the turn of a tap. Prior to their widespread adoption in the mid-19th century, the most sanitary way of diverting waste involved hauling buckets to a nearby cesspool. And yet, we walk and drive over them every day, taking their existence—indeed, their engineering brilliance—almost completely for […]

Chris Laxdal – Kitchen Craft

If you’ve ever hosted a dinner party, you know the phenomenon: Rather than mingle on the porch or in the living room—where you’ve spent hours getting the music and ambiance just right—guests always seem to congregate in the kitchen. There’s a reason they call it the heart of the home, after all, and for the […]

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My experience with the team at Vision was great. Their professional and courteous staff took every opportunity to make the production of our article a real pleasure. From the initial contact, through the interview and all the way into production, the process was easy and fun. On behalf of the members of Anza Electric, thank you for highlighting what we do here to make rural living and cooperative membership more valuable in our community and across the country.
– Kevin Short, General Manager, Anza Electric Cooperative Inc.

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