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Editorial: Supply chain reaction challenges for B.C.

A dysfunctional supply chain is not good for economic health in B.C. or anywhere else. It’s not much good for overall public health either. The challenges facing goods movement along the critical...

Rising number of Canadians ready to rethink country's relationship with monarchy: poll

For the third year in a row, Research Co. and Glacier Media asked Canadians about the monarchy. Some of the numbers we track have been remarkably consistent. We have learned that Canadians are more...

With no alternatives, Site C project now John Horgan's to wear

Alternative would be to send the $6 billion spent and another $4 billion down the chute

Ottawa’s wage subsidy silence unsettling for Canada’s economy

The federal government is fast approaching a Decision Day on wage subsidies that will have critical implications for the economic recovery in the pandemic. Its late-day silence on this score is...

Get your retirement on track for 2021 and beyond

The news of a COVID-19 vaccine has brought a great deal of excitement to many Canadians, especially those that are retired. If you are retired, or are getting ready to retire, it is important to...

Poll sniffs out rise in dog ownership during pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have encountered different fitness challenges, prompting decisions that may have been unthinkable in 2019. In June 2020, we found out that 29% of...

Justin-and-Joe show brings return to startlingly normal political programming

If Donald Trump was the crazy uncle he wished to see as little as possible, Joe Biden represents a return to the father figure Justin Trudeau has needed regularly in his life. In one virtual meeting...

B.C. has the opportunity to get single-event sports betting right, right away

The years-long push for legalized single-event sports betting in Canada has felt like a marathon for staunch supporters – but suddenly the finish line feels like it’s within reach. Last week, Bill...

Editorial: Canada: an industrial revolution casualty

Is your company ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? If it’s not preparing now for the revolution’s challenges and opportunities, it will at best be on a path of stagnation and gradual...

Slow reopening of the economy still backed by majority in B.C.

Canadian provinces have dealt with COVID-19 in different and unique ways. In the early stages of the pandemic, Atlantic Canada provided a glowing example with a very low case count and stern travel...