What are we reading? December 10, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

 A Canadian family of four can expect to pay $700 more next year for groceries next year, according to a new study. And while food supply chains have held up well since last spring, there’s no guarantee the pandemic won’t cause disruptions until COVID-19 is finally stopped. – National Observer  

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/12/08/news/food-prices-2021-farmers-food-insecure-people

 

Ian Young on how Canada’s rocky relationship with China could change once the Biden administration starts rebooting U.S. international diplomacy – and how detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou fits into the post-Trump picture. – South China Morning Post

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3113066/will-joe-biden-fix-canadas-broken-relations-china-its-about

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Have a stopwatch handy? Here are some basic COVID exposure measurements to keep in mind the next time you are in a room with people – masked or unmasked. – BGR

https://indoor-covid-safety.herokuapp.com/

https://bgr.com/2020/12/01/coronavirus-guidelines-safety-classroom-indoors-church-house

 

Energy storage is key to unlocking the renewable energy transition floodgates. This Volkswagen-backed California company might have developed a critical key to that key with its solid state lithium-metal battery technology. – Green Car Congress

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/12/20201209-qs.html

 

Glen Korstrom, reporter

The B.C. Tourism Task Force's final report sets out clear asks from government, and is an illuminating look at the state of the sector – The Future of Travel: Positioning B.C. to Accelerate Recovery and Growth

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/tourism-and-immigration/tourism-industry-resources/tourism_task_force_final_report_-_dec_9.pdf