Contents | June 2010

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Sinking Feeling

Three stories from the construction trade show that being an honest employer has never been harder. With a decline in government enforcement, unscrupulous bosses are driving down working standards to cut costs – and getting away with it.
By Peter Severinson


Question of Faith

Charities everywhere have been rocked by the recession, but those claiming to serve a higher power seem to have the edge. Is it a testament to devotion? An act of God? Or maybe just a lesson in the economics of faith?
By Steve Burgess

Painting the Town

Dozens of small B.C. resource towns have been crippled by the boom-and-bust resource market when their life-giving mine or mill goes bust. A few have miraculously transformed into thriving travel stops, but how many towns can tourism save?
By Tristin Hopper

Profile: Gregory Henriquez

Architect Gregory Henriquez, designer of Woodward's and other B.C. icons, talks about good looks and doing good.
By David Jordan

XX Files

Years of committees, targets and programs have failed to boost the ration of women in B.C.'s law firms – but a business plan might just succeed.
By Neal McLennan

Aging Baby Boomers Delay Retirement

B.C. faces an unprecedented wave of retirement as boomers approach 60. Just don't expect them to stop working.
By Daniel Wood


Inquiring Minds:What fictional character are you most like?

Need to Know:How to create an excellent internship

Crossroads:Ex-newsie Dennis Skulsky takes the field as the BC Lions' new president

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