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Will she run? Jody Wilson-Raybould holds potential to redefine Vancouver mayor’s job

For a couple of weeks now, the most intriguing political rumour locally was that Jody Wilson-Raybould was being encouraged to run for the Vancouver mayoralty and was taking the idea seriously. Her...

New president changes Canadians’ minds about U.S.: poll

A year ago, the perceptions of Canadians on the United States hit a remarkably low level. Only 32% of respondents to a countrywide survey by Research Co. and Glacier Media said they had a positive...

No market correction in sight for under-supplied housing sector

The strength of the housing market has been front-page news for much of the last year. At a national level, May benchmark home prices reported by the Canadian Real Estate Association are up over 24%...

Editorial: Mixed marks on Vancouver's business report card

When it comes to being an international urban cultivator of entrepreneurial success, the city of Vancouver is holding its own in some categories, treading water in others and falling short in several...

Accelerating retrofits to reach our carbon reduction targets

When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, Canada has made its climate ambitions clear. According to the federal government, we’re now on our way to net-zero emissions by 2050, and a 40-45% reduction...

Winners and losers in post-pandemic professional sports business

Canadian sports leagues have taken a more cautious approach to live sporting events than their counterparts in other countries. But even now, as some Montreal Canadiens fans are allowed to be in the...

How to finish first in Liberals’ multi-ballot leadership race: be second

In the puzzling world of the preferential ballot for the BC Liberal Party leadership, there are candidates striving to be … No. 2. The safest money is on former cabinet minister-cum-real estate...

Cartoon: Pandemic inflation

How has COVID-19 affected your pocketbook?

COVID year has put a dent in some Canadians’ pride in their country

Since 2008, I have had the opportunity to gauge the views of Canadians as Canada Day nears.   In the latest iteration of this exercise, Research Co. and Glacier Media found some significant...

Automated speed enforcement in B.C. gets green light from public in poll

Last month, the City of Richmond revealed the installation of 110 new cameras in an effort to investigate car crashes. This is not the only municipality in British Columbia where pedestrians can...