Albert Van Santvoort

Doctor Crisis: Canada’s unique medical malpractice insurance industry results in fewer claims and lower payouts

It’s easy to find attention-grabbing headlines about medical malpractice lawsuits with multimillion-dollar payouts for mistakes during surgery, errors in prescriptions and faulty diagnoses. But...

Updated: Accounting’s designation consolidation debate

The remnants of Canada’s legacy accounting professional designations are being taken out of commission in Ontario this year. Since January 1, Ontario accounting firms have not been allowed to use...

Recreational psychedelics remain far behind on legalization path

It has been nearly four years since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, and many people may have thought grey-market dispensaries were a quirky part of Vancouver’s past, but history may be...

Biggest Metro Vancouver law firms on hiring spree

Average number of local lawyers at top firms grew 7.2 per cent over the past two years

Western Canada leading manufacturing growth

Canadian manufacturing has rebounded sharply since the pandemic – just not to pre-COVID levels, when adjusting for inflation. Manufacturing sales severely dipped in the initial three months of the...

Average profit spikes for B.C.’s top public firms

Revenue and asset holdings also increased for the largest publicly traded companies

Real estate companies expand management portfolios

Median property managed by commercial managers grows for the first time in five years

Cost of housing is a chronic municipal election issue

 Clash between density, community character to headline political campaigns – again

Golf courses play through pandemic with business bump

 Average rounds played at busiest courses in B.C. grew 14.3 per cent over the past year

B.C.’s biggest technology companies getting bigger

ANALYSIS | Larger companies fared better than their smaller counterparts during the pandemic