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Sep 1, 2006
B.C.'s Economy: Knowledge is Power
Tony Wanless

The B.C. economy is riding high today, with oil, gas, mining and forestry companies pouring out product like there’s no tomorrow – not to mention raking in billions. Evidence of the boom is everywhere: labour shortages, new residents flowing here...

Sep 1, 2006
False Creek, Dubai
Trevor Brody

In a globalized world, goods move, capital flows, people travel, but cities stay put. Streets and buildings and seawalls are the ultimate fixed assets, each set on the map, locked into its own particular site. Or so I thought. Now...

Sep 1, 2006
B.C. Corporate Tours: Big Incentive
Peter Mitham

With its skiing in the morning and golfing in the afternoon, B.C. has lots of big incentives for corporate tour groups. But is the industry willing to ante up the marketing dollars needed to capture a piece of the growing international incentive-travel market?

Aug 1, 2006
Quebec Travel: Je me Souviens
John Lee

I’m zig-zagging between the grassy knolls on the Plains of Abraham with a heavy heart. Now a swath of tranquil parkland, this historic Quebec City locale is where hundreds lost their lives in the 1759 battle between French and British...

Aug 1, 2006
Guide to Private Health Care in B.C.
Claudia Cornwall

As waiting lists at public hospitals proliferate, dozens of private clinics have emerged to satisfy the demands of ailing British Columbians seeking prompt care. Typically these clinics bill third-party insurers, such as WCB, or foreign visitors’ private health plans. However...

Aug 1, 2006
Health Care Privitization: Wealth Care
Claudia Cornwall

Tom Koch, 57, is a Vancouver-based ethicist and the author of a score of books about medical and journalistic issues of a moral nature. He describes himself as a democratic socialist. And when it comes to B.C.’s health-care system, he...

Aug 1, 2006
B.C.'s Recreational Real Estate: Quiet Stampede
Andrew Findlay

It’s Friday afternoon and a convoy of sparkling SUV's with Alberta plates, many of them towing trailers and powerboats, is squeezing through the ochre-coloured walls of Sinclair Canyon at the western portal of Kootenay National Park near Radium Hot Springs.

Aug 1, 2006
Privatized Senior Care: Old Money
Jessica Werb

With the continuing rise of the over 65 population in British Columbia and a concurrent rise in disposable income among the demographic, a new wave of privatized senior care is moving quickly across the lower mainland to complement the rise of 'old money'.

Aug 1, 2006
Hungry Predator Funds are Sizing up B.C.
Tony Wanless

Once upon a time, the standard business process was to build a private business and when it reached a certain size, take it public on the stock market. If you performed well, your company thrived. Now hungry predator funds are sizing up B.C. businesses.

Aug 1, 2006
The Evolution of Addiction Treatment: Desperate For a Fix
Andrew Struthers

The evolution of addiction treatment began during the Vietnam War, with thousands of troops returning to the U.S. after being exposed to the abundance of cheap drugs in South East Asia. Today funding has been shaved off the treatment pillar leaving addiction treatment desperate for a fix.

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