Commentary

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Politicians exploiting the pandemic’s free pass to free spending

The pandemic has given our politicians a joyride, a field day, a licence, a leash with no tug. They can furrow their brows and proclaim stress all they want and point to the unprecedented challenge...

Human rights case highlights the danger of hasty terminations

In a BC Human Rights Tribunal case from earlier this year, the complainant, Rachel Benton, was hired to work as an administrative assistant for the respondent, Richmond Plastics Ltd., which was a...

More than two in five owners of gas-burning cars ready to go electric: poll

In November 2018, the United States reached a milestone in the adoption of environmentally friendly transportation, as the one millionth electric vehicle hit the road in the country. At the time,...

Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in previous recession

Following massive job losses in March and April, the number of people working in the province has been rebounding for five months now, punctuated by a healthy 55,000 jump in September. True,...

Editorial: Election 2020’s failure to communicate

There are many more questions to consider prior to casting your 2020 ballot than space permits here. But overriding them all should be the same one raised when Premier John Horgan sprung a snap...

Workplace harassment and abuse remain major concerns in Canada

Over the past couple of years, Research Co. and Glacier Media have looked at the issue of discrimination in B.C. We learned that 20% of women in the province felt they were treated unfairly at work...

Fears for four more years

OPINION: Where would another four-year term for an NDP government leave B.C.’s economy as the bills come due for John Horgan’s wealth redistribution regime?

The pandemic in winter: a beast set to devour local businesses

I know, as a long-ago marathon runner, we are entering the pandemic’s physical and psychological phase of dissolute energy, mental withering and possibly hitting the wall. We were promised this long...

Mindfulness provides a pathway through the pandemic minefield

Occasionally, an event occurs that shakes us to our core. The life as we know it changes who we are and how we think. For me, that was three years ago, I was in a serious car accident on the Alaska...