Kirk LaPointe

Vancouver in imminent danger of losing its Roundhouse Radio voice

Disclosure: this column is part obituary, part conflict of interest and part appeal. We are losing too much vital media in our communities. Our company, Glacier Media, is reinvesting – we’re filling...

An updated inventory of high-priority classified ad opportunities

As part of our effort to monetize content here at Business in Vancouver, we wish this week to set aside the space normally reserved for this column to provide our new classified advertisements...

Trudeau’s Trans Mountain stand could be legacy-defining

“It will be built.” These words will define Justin Trudeau’s first term in office, and very possibly whether it is his last. He said them repeatedly Sunday, in English and en français, after he...

Sedins’ business bottom line: lessons in enterprise excellence

It would degenerate into a sizable, heated argument if anyone challenged the notion that the Sedins – Daniel and Henrik, or Danny and Hank as they are more commonly known – have been the biggest...

Can a new boss keep CBC ship from sinking into irrelevance?

We all have two jobs in Canada: our own and the head of the CBC. We all think we can do the second job better, and at least it saves us from doing our first one better. The prime minister did as...

PM’s dithering derailing pipeline, devaluing faith in Trudeau’s Trans Mountain pledge

Dear Justin: what’s with you? If you actually believe the Trans Mountain pipeline is in the national interest, if you actually believe federal approval in federal jurisdiction means a project must...

Kinder Morgan suspends Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Company halts non-essential activities and spending on the project, says fate of pipeline twinning will be decided by end of May

Sedins’ business bottom line: lessons in enterprise excellence

It would degenerate into a sizable, heated argument if anyone challenged the notion that the Sedins – Daniel and Henrik, or Danny and Hank as they are more commonly known – have been the biggest...

Amalgamation a first step in mopping up Metro’s governance mess

Set aside partisan sentiment for a moment: our municipal politics in Vancouver are broken not only because of the mishaps of the governing party. They are broken, too, by the limited reach of our...

The Metro Vancouver retro mess

My, my, my, my, what a mess. Sometimes politicians just do it to themselves. Let’s say that next time I leave a job—and I like this one, so don’t hold your breath—I’ll get together with like-minded...