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Are meals in the metaverse a new frontier for restaurants?

Are meals in the metaverse a new frontier for restaurants?

Apr 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

The potential crossover between the real food world and a virtual one in the metaverse can help companies look at the market differently Some restaurants are...

Neighbourhood hubs needed as social isolation increases

Neighbourhood hubs needed as social isolation increases

Apr 12, 2022 / 11:00 am

As the City of Victoria runs its campaign to get a sense of what residents would like to see in future neighbourhood hubs to be built around the city, a recent...

B.C. finance minister defends scrapping balanced budget law

B.C. finance minister defends scrapping balanced budget law

Apr 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

The NDP government’s $172,568-a-year cabinet ministers have personally incurred several thousand dollars in penalties under a balanced-budget law during...

Evolution trumps creationism for Canadians, poll finds

Evolution trumps creationism for Canadians, poll finds

Apr 8, 2022 / 11:00 am

Religion, and the way we interpret its precepts and teachings, has rarely been a prominent fixture in Canadian politics. In the United States, however, the...

Is greed driving the beef industry to a legal showdown?

Is greed driving the beef industry to a legal showdown?

Apr 7, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Quebec-based group is leading a class-action lawsuit aimed at major federally-licensed beef packers. Cargill, JBS Foods, Tyson Foods and National Beef Packing...

Liberal-NDP deal full of big-ticket items but no plan to pay for them

Liberal-NDP deal full of big-ticket items but no plan to pay for them

Apr 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Now that the years-long Liberal-NDP courtship has turned official, Canadians should brace themselves for an unwelcome raft of higher taxes and unsustainable...

Legislature committee offering theatre of absurd in discussing FOI law

Legislature committee offering theatre of absurd in discussing FOI law

Mar 31, 2022 / 4:00 am

The NDP’s information and privacy debacle from last fall has moved off centre stage, but continued its run until recently in a theatre-of-the-absurd...

A progressive tax on all forms of wealth would reduce inequality

A progressive tax on all forms of wealth would reduce inequality

Mar 29, 2022 / 11:00 am

A few weeks ago, before Russia invaded Ukraine and began committing war crimes that have shocked the world (in a way that should have but, to our shame, did not...

Why is StatsCan quietly deleting its food inflation database?

Why is StatsCan quietly deleting its food inflation database?

Mar 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

All eyes are on inflation these days, especially at the grocery store. Food is the one thing we need every day and the food choices we make matter a great deal...

Federal Liberals-NDP pact eliminates minority government's accountability

Federal Liberals-NDP pact eliminates minority government's accountability

Mar 25, 2022 / 11:00 am

Let’s say that three years ago, two political parties – let’s call them Liberals and NDP – agreed on a coalition to govern. Among the...

Victoria not putting out the welcome mat for convoy protesters

Victoria not putting out the welcome mat for convoy protesters

Mar 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Here’s the fear: If the convoy people get rooted in Vancouver Island, they’ll be harder to get rid of than scotch broom, ­American bullfrogs,...

How to make informed nutrition choices

How to make informed nutrition choices

Mar 22, 2022 / 11:00 am

March is Nutrition Month, the perfect time for Kelowna community members to reflect on the foods we choose to help nourish our bodies. With so much information...

Playing Russian roulette with food security

Playing Russian roulette with food security

Mar 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

The government should not compensate Canadian companies hurt by sanctions imposed on Russia, and that includes companies in the agri-food sector With war comes...

Trudeau fumbling another global affairs ball in Ukraine crisis

Trudeau fumbling another global affairs ball in Ukraine crisis

Mar 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

I am old enough to remember the regular nuclear war drills at school: the bells prompting us to curl into fetal positions under the wooden desks, or in the more...

Shooting for the future of Okanagan fish and game clubs

Shooting for the future of Okanagan fish and game clubs

Mar 13, 2022 / 4:00 am

If you've ever driven along Casorso Road in southeast Kelowna, you may have seen the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club. What you may not know is the...

Okanagan’s housing market ripe for infill and redevelopment

Okanagan’s housing market ripe for infill and redevelopment

Mar 11, 2022 / 11:00 am

Looking back to July of last year, not much has changed since Casey Richardson’s article on the South Okanagan’s “hot” housing market....

Office technology is no substitute for human interaction

Office technology is no substitute for human interaction

Mar 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

Two years ago this week, amid anxiety and uncertainty about the coronavirus, thousands of employers sent millions of Canadians home. Fingers were crossed that...

Putin’s invasion threatens to upend global agri-food industries

Putin’s invasion threatens to upend global agri-food industries

Mar 8, 2022 / 11:00 am

Humanity was dealt another blow with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Just thinking of the human cost is unbearable. And the agri-food sector has already...

Plenty to be tired of these days

Plenty to be tired of these days

Mar 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, “tire” has multiple definitions. The intransitive verb means “to become weary.”...

Athletes’ dark days provide path to enlightened business leadership

Athletes’ dark days provide path to enlightened business leadership

Mar 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

I recall the shock two years ago of an email alert from the organizers a few days following the annual Jewish Community Centre (JCC) Sports Dinner. Someone in...

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