First BC NDP coalition budget opts for low drama economic stewardship

The B.C. budget is a low-drama peace offering about stewardship of the country’s best economy and a high-drama declaration of war on the country’s worst housing mess. Skeptics have been waiting for...

Editorial: Far East fuel-cell fact and fiction

Ballard Power Systems’ latest Asian initiative illustrates some of the opportunities and challenges awaiting Canadian companies anxious to tap Far East business opportunities in the new age of U.S....

When your bookkeeper is not enough

You're an entrepreneur, not an accountant. You hate (read: loathe) dealing with the numbers side of your business. You probably aren’t getting the info you need to run your business and, if you’re...

Brexit borderlines; Carillion controversy; B.C. business calendar

Brexit negotiations As the next round of negotiations begins, whether or not the U.K. will remain part of the EU’s customs union is the key issue. Brexit’s key issues come and go almost as quickly...

B.C. pipeline fight a test of Trudeau’s national parenting prowess

Families feud. What they dispute is almost never as important as how they settle. But there is more to the conflict between the sibling provinces of B.C. and Alberta than the aim of resolution....

Editorial: Cannabis retail readiness red alert

Is anyone really prepared for marijuana legalization? The operators of illegal outlets around Metro Vancouver might be, but most legitimate businesses are not. Judging by the recent release of its...

Should you sell to an equity firm or to a royalty corporation?

I recently met with a friend who owns a mid-sized business. She had received an offer to sell part of her business to a royalty corporation and was wondering if doing so would be a good idea. In...

Avoiding a deficit should be a BC NDP coalition budget priority

that B.C. Finance Minister Carole James will present on February 20 is the first real opportunity for the BC NDP government to outline its economic and fiscal priorities for the coming years. While...

Editorial: Concerns over Canada’s latest debt march

Fiscal discipline was apparently not atop government 2018 New Year’s resolutions. A lot of citizens in Canada also left it off their lists. Discipline on any front, apparently, is so 20th...

Squamish Nation member's food truck a first of its kind

As tends to be the case, his grandmothers made it look easy. Paul Natrall grew up eating bannock, so it wasn’t until he was a little older that he noticed his grandmothers’ busy – yet somehow...