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Feb 17, 2016
Most influential women: Jill Krop
Marcie Good

Jill Krop rose through the ranks as reporter, host and news anchor at Global BC, and last April was named its first female news director and station manager. Over her three-decade career in journalism (including 20 years at BCTV/Global), she has seen the disruptive impact of technology on her industry.

Feb 17, 2016
Poll: Christy Clark is Canada's third-least-popular premier
Felicity Stone

Poll position Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s approval rating may have dropped to 33 per cent in a new Angus Reid poll but it’s better than B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s 31 per cent rating. Just two premiers had lower approval ratings: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at 27 per cent and Manitoba Premier...

Feb 3, 2016
What movies about business tell us about business
Steve Burgess

Once again Oscar season highlights the films of the past year­—a year that brought its fair share of space movies, like The Martian and the return of Star Wars. But if you wanted to see the flick with the most launches, that would be Steve Jobs. Almost the whole movie...

Jan 29, 2016
Nanaimo is the latest town of many to lose a community paper
Felicity Stone

No news is bad news Another one bites the dust: after 141 years, the Nanaimo Daily News ceases publication today, another victim of the consolidation of community newspapers and cutbacks to Canadian news outlets. In the past month, Postmedia has combined newsrooms across the country and cut 90 jobs, Rogers Media...

Jan 26, 2016
Why facts don't change minds
Jim Hoggan

When it comes to public opinion, there’s a common belief among companies and their communication teams that providing facts is the best way to sell your side of the story. The more information, the more likely the public will be on side, right? Wrong. Look at high-profile examples across B.C. such...

Jan 5, 2016
Poll: Should B.C. businesses have to use English?

Four Richmond condo owners have filed a human rights complaint about strata meetings conducted in Mandarin instead of English, and following years of complaints about Chinese-only commercial signs, the City of Richmond wants to hire someone to encourage businesses to include English on their signs. In Canada the freedom to communicate...

Dec 17, 2015
Local film industry gets a big boost from a low loonie
Mary Beach

For those who want to see the expression “time is money” in action, consider Shirt. Shirt—code name for the new Power Rangers movie—was one of 269 productions shooting in the province as of October 2015. From the time Shirt’s producers started thinking about filming in B.C. to the point when they...

Nov 26, 2015
Vancouver's UrtheCast takes the first selfie from space
Lucy Hyslop

Its cameras may be orbiting some 600 kilometres above the Earth, but Vancouver-headquartered UrtheCast Corp. is firmly shaking and stirring on terra firma as part of a beer company’s global campaign for the new Bond movie. Heineken used UrtheCast’s proprietary Ultra HD images taken from a camera aboard its satellite...

Nov 23, 2015
A conversation with Prem Gill
Matt O'Grady

For those planning a Christmas vacation to California this year, the decline of the Canadian dollar is a major bummer. For B.C.’s film and TV industry, however, it’s the best Christmas present ever—with anecdotal evidence of one of the busiest filming years on record. Creative BC is the provincial agency...

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