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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Epicure

After one of Epicure’s consultants teaches a cooking class at your house, you might be able to turn out authentic pad thai in as little as 10 minutes or whip up a healthy vegetarian omelet using the company’s microwavable cookware. CEO Amelia Warren says her company wants to remind people how easy it is to […]

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 […]

Jim Campbell – Adventec Manufacturing Inc.

The path to progress can be overlooked by disproportionate attention on something else, necessary as it might be. Case in point, says Jim Campbell: the internal combustion engine. It’s been powering what used to be called the horseless carriage since the latter part of the 19th century and getting more efficient all the time. But […]

Max Santos – MAXX North America Group Inc.

They can take down 5,000-pound, 20-foot-long solid concrete railings—all in one piece. And that could be on a building as high as 37 stories. “We’re the only ones on the market that can do it,” says Max Santos, founder and president of Ontario-headquartered MAXX North America Group Inc. This is because the company uses two […]

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 […]

Osprey Marine and Mariner Seafoods

Business and politics don’t always mix, as was the case in 2014, when war in Ukraine and subsequent embargoes by Russia sent the companies that supply those markets scrambling to find new customers. Luckily, after more than 40 years, the Mann family says it knows how to navigate both meteorological and political storms. The family […]

Sam Boileau – KJ Contracting

It truly is a new generation at KJ Contracting. Sam Boileau hasn’t simply eased into his role as CEO of the family business—he’s firmly taken the helm and set initiatives into motion to fortify and build upon the company’s strong foundation. In just a little over two years, he’s introduced new equipment, revamped workflows, upgraded […]

Testimonials

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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