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Vancouver is famous for any number of different cuisines from fresh Pacific seafood sourced from 100-mile ingredients to a strong street food culture. The city is also home to authentic Chinese food and some of the best sushi this side of Tokyo, but Vancouver’s Korean-food ties also run deep and...

Northwestern British Columbia includes the traditional territory of the Tahltan, and it is a vast area rich in natural resources such as gold, copper, silver, green energy, forestry, wildlife, as well as wilderness resources. However, taking advantage of valuable opportunities in the territory,...

For more than five decades, Tampa Hall Ltd. (Tampa Hall) has been a symbol of building innovation across central Canada. The Ontario-based manufacturer has led the charge in researching, developing and advancing the use of engineered building components in residential, commercial, institutional...

Target Excavating Inc. (Target) is a family-owned pipeline and excavation company located in Provost, Alberta. The company’s niche is in pipeline installation, but Colin Booker, operations manager and part-owner of Target, insists his team has many talents. According to Booker, oil field...

Tony Reschke, general manager of Team Mixing Technologies (Team Mixing), says his job is the best ever. “I’m a geotechnical engineer by trade, but I love what I do now,” Reschke shares. “We have a dedicated team that develops unique products and we get to work on some of the most cutting-edge...

Technology Crops International LLC (TCI) is a premier supplier of identity preserved, specialty crop derived ingredients and oils used in functional food, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, plastics, cosmetics and specialty chemicals. The company’s mantra highlights its dedication to delivering a bio-...

In 1989 Terry McLaughlin quit his job and founded Terlin Construction Ltd. (Terlin) as the first general contractor to focus exclusively on commercial retail construction. Over the next two decades, Terlin evolved and developed as a leader and innovator in full service interior construction for...

With a 30-year history of providing quality, integrated environmental service, Tervita Corporation serves a broad market throughout Canada. The company’s headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta. Employing approximately 2,000 people, the company operates, in roughly 100 locations throughout Canada....

Darryl Ray, Jamie Avantini and Erin Avantini founded The Butler Did It Catering Company (the Butler) in 1994. Young, enthusiastic, and experienced in various aspects of the food, beverage and hospitality sectors, the trio quickly established their company as a premier catering service in...

For more than 25 years, The Cheesecake Cafe (TCC) has been serving customers around Alberta. Founded in 1988, TCC is based in Edmonton, Alberta, with additional locations in Calgary, Medicine Hat and Spruce Grove. The company serves as a small, locally-owned chain of full-service restaurants....

What began as a small organic grocery store in Glenora, British Columbia, has grown into an expanding community movement. The Community Farm Store moved to downtown Duncan, British Columbia, in 2003. Ever since, it has served as a grocery store, home goods shop, wellness center and community hub...

Founded in 1940, The Dalton Company Ltd. has been providing professional building services to customers throughout the greater Toronto area for more than 75 years.

Today the family-owned and operated company is run by third-generation owners Randy...

The Dalton Company Ltd., based in Toronto, is a family-owned professional building services business that has served Ontario since 1940. Over 70 years of experience has taught the Daltons how to anticipate the increasingly complex building process and hold on to the core values that first...

In 1987, Charles Huls purchased The Dutch Market Ltd. (Dutch Market). At the time, it was a single store located on St. Clair Street in Chatham, Ontario, operated by just three employees. Today, nearly three decades later, the Dutch Market employs 23 individuals, supporting the company’s...

The Graff Company ULC (Graff) has spent 45 years sawing, drilling and scanning its way to top of its industry. Based out of Brampton, Ontario, the company has steadily grown thanks to developing employees into a unified “Team Graff” that delivers through superior customer service. “The company...

Winter 2010 - Building a new custom home can be a challenge. Those who choose to do so seek an exceptional space tailored to their needs, tastes and aspirations, but realizing such a place can become an exhaustive, sometimes daunting, project. An architect must be...

James E. Johnson established The Norfolk Fruit Growers Association (NFGA) in March 1906 with the cooperation of 17 charter members. The group envisioned a cooperative operation, combining the forces of local apple farmers to help market goods and share resources. The association was successful...

The Phoenix Grill Ltd. (Phoenix Grill) is not your average meat and potatoes eatery. When Darrell Achen, now president of Phoenix Grill, established the Calgary-based premium, casual restaurant in 2005 he knew he wanted to do something a little different.
“We’re a modern grill with some of...

Clint Oakley, president of The Phone Experts Communication Ltd. (TPE), never imagined the Alberta-based business would become what it is today. “I threw everything out there and went for it,” Oakley beams. “I still remember the first sale. I was so excited.”

Oakley is proud to note that...

The Greater Toronto Area is a busy region of more than 5 million residents, many of whom travel by public transit. Eventually Metrolinx GO Transit found itself with a challenge at its Pickering station in the suburbs of Toronto: south side parking ran out, and not only did it need to lease space...

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