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Count on signs

Sep 15, 2020 / 6:10 pm

I’m calling it now: An unprecedented number of election signs will litter the streets of British Columbia if, indeed, Premier John Horgan calls an early...

Pandemic will force Horgan

Sep 14, 2020 / 9:00 pm

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...

Agitators losing their heads

Sep 11, 2020 / 6:10 pm

Apparently, “Old Tomorrow” has had his head removed by some shiftless miscreants in what was once called New France. The usual psychobabble...

Pitfalls of working at home

Sep 5, 2020 / 11:30 am

It’s the Labour Day weekend. Labour as in time to go back to work — which, for many people these days means popping open a laptop on the kitchen...

The start of a new year?

Sep 4, 2020 / 2:30 pm

I cannot recall a Labour Day weekend like this Labour Day weekend. The typical circumference of summer, proscribed by resting and recharging, was no more in...

O'Toole the man for the job

Sep 3, 2020 / 4:40 pm

The count went late on Sunday. In typical Tory fashion, no one prepared for any technical difficulties, so we were forced to return to the old ways, counting...

Things won't be the same

Sep 1, 2020 / 8:30 am

More than five months into the pandemic, we can start to see how life will look on the other side. At the grocery store, some changes will disappear while...

Finally treated like adults

Aug 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

A shocking thing happened earlier this week. B.C. health officials like Dr. Bonnie Henry finally treated us like grownups when it comes to COVID-19 data....

Opportunity for O’Toole

Aug 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

The reflexive, dismissive take among many federal Liberals would be to suggest that new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is an avatar for social...

The O'Toole opportunity

Aug 28, 2020 / 4:00 am

It will only take 100 days but we should all know by the end of November whether Erin O’Toole is ready to not only be the next leader of the Conservative...

What will Trudeau cut?

Aug 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

As Preston Manning used to say the last time the federal deficit was so big, when you’re in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging. Very soon now,...

Tories’ pick unexpected

Aug 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

OK, let’s not unduly dwell on it, but yes, the machines malfunctioned. The Conservatives, priding themselves on effective business-like operations, could...

Ottawa's odious aromas

Aug 18, 2020 / 10:39 am

At one point the words “our neoliberal fallacy propelled by its own nihilistic inertia into the abyss” graced this page in early drafts. My work...

Don't expect a rebate

Jul 28, 2020 / 5:40 pm

Other insurance companies in Canada are offering rebates to help customers through the pandemic, so why can’t ICBC do the same? Don’t be ridiculous....

A voice in BC's recovery

Jul 17, 2020 / 2:27 pm

It's hard to believe it's been only four months since the world as we knew it changed drastically. We are amidst one of the largest challenges in...

Worlds apart from Vancouver

Jul 3, 2020 / 12:44 pm

Kirk LaPointe is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver and the vice-president, editorial, of Glacier Media. John Horgan and Bonnie Henry...

Conserving wildlife

Jun 30, 2020 / 3:05 pm

Every nation plays an important role in stopping wildlife extinction. Here in Canada, we have an estimated 80,000 known wild species. They range from pygmy...

We must stand up to China

Jun 27, 2020 / 10:00 am

Historians make lousy prophets. We find it hard enough to predict the past, much less what’s going to happen in the future. Nonetheless, I’m going...

A sinking feeling

Jun 26, 2020 / 5:25 pm

Condo residents will develop a sinking feeling once the B.C. government’s moves this week on the insurance crisis are fully digested. They are ineffectual...

Canada is well back

Jun 19, 2020 / 1:45 pm

Yes, prime minister, as you said in 2015, Canada is back. Indeed, Canada is well back. We took third place in a race for the United Nations Security Council...

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