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Canada, U.S. likely to apply brakes to post-pandemic inflation

While Canada seems unable to put the COVID-19 health crisis behind it, around the world economies are rebounding and the overall global outlook has improved. The April 2021 forecast from the...

Mandatory vaccination may not be an option for construction employers

Vaccination delivery programs are finally ramping up across Canada. As a result, many construction employers are questioning whether they should be drafting and implementing mandatory COVID-19...

B.C. government’s withholding of COVID-19 data sows harmful distrust

An Open Letter to Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry: In my capacity as vice-president, editorial, of Glacier Media, I am writing to...

Despite some improvement during pandemic, many B.C. residents still struggle with work-life balance

Two years ago, Research Co. and Glacier Media took an initial look at the complexities of people who work in British Columbia.   At the time, we were curious about the way employed residents felt...

Construction jobs expected to rebound, but recruitment problems persist

After a year of economic uncertainty, pandemic-related lockdowns and ongoing concerns over the spread of new COVID-19 variants, most Canadians welcomed 2021 with great anticipation and an expectation...

Another day, another batch of Vancouver mayoral candidates for the 2022 election

Within six minutes Wednesday morning, emails arrived hailing the candidacy of Mark Marissen for mayor and the launch of ABC (A Better City) Vancouver as the vehicle Ken Sim will use for his...

Editorial: Too many potholes on Canada’s digital highway

As Cascadia Gateway Corp.’s initiative to expand Vancouver-to-Seattle fibre optic communications capacity illustrates, the digital highway is as important to economic progress as is the traditional...

2021 Budget certainties: debt and taxes

Federal, provincial governments challenged with managing massive deficits and keeping Canada competitive

Throne speech is a flashy trailer for big B.C. budget feature – but have we seen this movie before?

A speech from the throne is typically little more than a movie trailer without the money shots. Sure, there are spoilers – how the plot line aims to work out – but precious little of the narrative...

When it comes to tax time in Canada, GST, PST still draw most ire: poll

British Columbians are headed to a tax season unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many members of the workforce to carry on with their duties from home. While many deductions related to...