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B.C.’s Sunshine Coast gets a taste of the raging wildfires

B.C.’s Sunshine Coast gets a taste of the raging wildfires

70 years of Smokey the Bear and aggressive wildfire suppression efforts filled the forests with a tinder load just waiting to blow

Do immigrants work harder?

With limited resources to fall back on and failure not an option, newcomers buckle down and make the most of their new life

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The prohibitive cost of living in Metro Vancouver

The extraordinary run-up in real estate prices like the one experienced in the Lower Mainland raises the odds of a painful market correction

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B.C. government’s pipeline paranoia putting safety at risk

Real world data shows that oil can be moved safely and less expensively by pipeline, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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Drawn once again by the siren of politics and service

I first ran for public office as a provincial Liberal candidate in 2007. Ten years later, almost to the day, it’s happening again

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B.C. government wants to fix a school system that isn’t broken

B.C. students lead Canada in student performance in several areas while keeping per-student costs in public schools among the lowest in the country

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Exploring the islands of B.C.’s Nuchatlitz lagoon
This is part 4 of 4 in the series Paddling along B.C’s outer edge

From sublime beauty to mysteries of an unknown world tucked away at the edge of the Pacific ocean

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B.C. must develop a stronger corporate head office presence

Success on growing more locally-based companies and attracting firms from elsewhere would produce sizable economic dividends for the province

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Forest fires torching a province’s economy

The long-term economic impact of the fires ravaging the British Columbia interior – including on the logging and tourism industries – will be devastating

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Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to Americans

Failure to build pipelines leaves us with no choice but to sell our oil to the U.S. at cheap prices, leaving it to sell its own oil at the international price

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