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Pandemic will force Horgan’s hand in timing of B.C. election

It sounds grim, but it would take a significant pandemic outbreak in our schools in the next few days to avert a provincial election. It could come as early as October 24, but it would have to be...

BC Restaurant industry pleads for even-handed approach to legislation in COVID-19 Times

On September 8th, 2020 a verbal Public Health Order (PHO), issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry, directed the hospitality industry in B.C. to: Close all nightclub and standalone banquet halls Cease all...

Real recovery will need real tax reform

Any prescription for lasting economic recovery in Canada will require far more than doling out taxpayer-funded assistance to business. It has to include meaningful changes to government tax regimes...

Pandemic propels rise in walking’s popularity among B.C. residents

British Columbia is usually ranked as the fittest province in the country, consistently boasting a higher incidence of residents who take on fitness activities on a weekly basis. That was before the...

Sorting assets from liabilities in Vancouver Canucks Inc. HR game

Hockey is a business. For the purpose of this exercise, then, let’s treat the Vancouver Canucks like a company approaching its annual budget process with pressing financial concerns, a strategic...

Pandemic rewrites pro sports' fan-experience playbook: poll

It has not been a particularly easy year to be a sports fan in North America. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced seasons to be modified, postponed or cancelled. We are looking into several more...

Vancouver city staff reject sanctioned homeless camps

Vancouver city staff on record of rejecting 'sanctioned or managed encampments'

Bonds could help repatriate B.C. investment capital

In times of crisis, people crave an opportunity to do their part. That desire to pitch in for the better has been key in B.C. as folks effectively pull together while remaining socially distant and...

Editorial: Navigating shipping’s digital dilemma

They are critical to Canada’s trade flow, and they are banking on COVID-19’s innovation acceleration to provide meaningful traction among all major players in their sectors.   Containership...