Odlum Brown: small acts of kindness pay big dividends

Debra Hewson’s dad would often say, “The true test of a person’s character is what they do when no one is watching.” And that’s what makes Debra the proudest of…

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Walking softly, leaving a big imprint

Penny Nardelli is accustomed to walking gently in the world, quietly leaving a big imprint in people’s lives through thoughtful and deliberate deeds. When her friend, the late businesswoman and…

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A lifelong dedication to helping the homeless

When Heather and Lloyd Craig’s lives intersected with homelessness more than 40 years ago, they had no idea it would become a lifelong preoccupation. She was a public health nurse…

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Frank Giustra’s bleeding heart

Frank Giustra has always followed his heart – whether that’s ascending to the top of the heap in the mining industry, or charting a new course in the film industry….

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Maverick developer helps find solutions to homelessness

Eric Carlson comes from middle-class roots, but with grit, hard work, and a relentless entrepreneurial spirit, today he heads one of B.C.’s biggest property development and management companies. He loves…

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From developer to organic products investor

If anyone knows the importance of a hand-up, it’s David (Divyesh) Gadhia, whose family fled from Uganda’s brutal regime in 1972 when he was 10. He remembers the anxiety his…

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Commitment to community giving

It was the most expensive lunch Chuck Jeannes ever had, but he was more than happy to pick-up the tab. Five million dollars to be exact. When Frank Giustra, an…

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Changing the status quo

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead Almost 70 years ago,…

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