More BC NDP detours on the road to ride-hailing services in B.C.

There is natural disruption in business. It hurts, and I know this from personal experience in media. Then there is natural defensiveness against disruption in business. It hurts, too, and again I...

B.C. job creation stalls, but province’s job vacancy rate still high

After several years of torrid job growth and a steadily falling unemployment rate, B.C.’s labour market looks to have cooled off. In particular, job creation has come to a shuddering halt so far in...

Editorial: Raising energy risk realities in Canada

The good news is that Canada’s domestic energy security remains among the highest in the developed world; the bad news is that its security of energy development scores far lower. The 2018...

Precarious NDP-Green alliance points to 2019 provincial election

It is not yet a safe bet, but it looks increasingly likely there will be a provincial election next spring. Plenty of political and economic signs point to it, and NDP and Liberal strategists alike...

In selling your business, price doesn’t always equal value

Want the answer to big questions like whether it’s time to pass the business on to the kids or if selling the business will result in enough funds for retirement? A business valuation can be your...

B.C. property surtax undermines municipal tax base

The B.C. provincial government’s proposed property tax surcharge encroaches onto the municipal tax base. The B.C. take of 40% will increase to 70% and more as it escalates on higher-value...

Editorial: Passing the density buck

As the last Vancouver municipal election wound down, the incumbent mayor issued an apology for moving too quickly on issues and not seeking sufficient public input. It likely spared his job. As the...

Soft-spoken investigator sounds loud alarm over dirty money

Peter German is a deceptive package. Soft-speaking, plain-talking, self-deprecating. A listener more than a talker. A laugh-out-louder. Gentle, genial demeanour. Exactly, precisely the...

Virtual reality proving its power as a marketing tool

Virtual reality isn’t just a wonderful way to play a game or experience an exotic locale – it can be great way to boost your marketing efforts. You may not put virtual reality (VR) and marketing...

Business traveller: Duty of care

Big-data analysis can help protect travelling employees, wherever they are