Commentary

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Editorial: Fishing for ocean industry improvements

The federal government’s fisheries file needs attention. B.C. and its beleaguered commercial fishing sector do not have to look far offshore for evidence of that. The province’s wild salmon fishery...

Governments are asleep at the clean-transportation wheel

If our region wants to walk the talk about its environmental commitment, it has to make a home for those greener, cleaner industries to employ and generate prosperity. Yet a new report from the...

Canadians think drivers are getting better, poll finds

Our annual survey on driving in Canada has yielded many surprises over the years. There are always some regional fluctuations on the behaviours that people report seeing on their commute, as well as...

More pandemic-era losers than winners in B.C. pro sports business

In this upside-down, off-kilter world of the pandemic, our city’s major-league sports franchises have found themselves in the polar-opposite positions of where they thought they’d now be. Their...

British Columbians feeling heightened travel anxiety as holidays approach

B.C. residents worried about COVID-19 risks, delays, cancellations, poll finds

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross throws a scare into front-running BC Liberal leadership hopefuls

Ellis Ross must have the BC Liberal leadership field fretting. Why else would he, and not the perceived front-running Kevin Falcon, be the prime object of attention Monday night at the second...

Editorial: Mother Nature’s infrastructure 101 class

Blame it on climate change; blame it on bad luck; blame it on bad weather. But pointing fingers of blame won’t rebuild B.C.’s transportation infrastructure. Helping hands will. Also needed far more...

Embedding philanthropy in business DNA

Vancouver startup launches philanthropic foundation as core part of its business

Canadians increasingly impatient with climate-change deniers: poll

The past couple of years have provided many examples of extreme weather events that, according to scientists, were exacerbated by climate change. These events, which used to be featured in the back...

B.C.’s biggest export industry hit hard by NDP’s old-growth plan

The BC NDP government’s recent announcement that it intends to defer logging in 2.6 million hectares of old-growth forest has sent shock waves through the industry. It is also causing perturbations...