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Liberals leave tourism industry baffled

Liberals leave tourism industry baffled

About five years ago Premier Gordon Campbell challenged the tourism industry in B.C. to double in size by 2015.
Patently stupid

Patently stupid

Last week a Texas judge found in favour of a Toronto company's patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft, ordering the company to cease the sale of Word 2003, 2007 and Word for Mac 2008 in the United States.
Chris Kent – Keeping the dream alive

Chris Kent – Keeping the dream alive

It was the spring of 1979. The Crazy Canucks were the toast of the ski racing world. For a young teenager from Calgary, the idea of racing internationally with the likes of Mur and Pod and Irwin and Read was almost too fantastic to believe.
BCUC decision welcome news

BCUC decision welcome news

The recent decision by the B.C. Utilities Commission to not purchase power from independent producers is very welcome news. Contained in the report that their decision was based on is the fact that B.C.
The Rodney Dangerfield of industries

The Rodney Dangerfield of industries

Earlier this year the federal and Ontario governments came to the aid of the auto industry with $4 billion in loans to General Motors and Chrysler, two-thirds from Ottawa and one-third from Ontario.
Death of online multiplayer?

Death of online multiplayer?

Some weeks I might get an hour or two of quality time with my Xbox 360. Other weeks I might not play at all.
Grief is a bitch – and then you move on. Or not…

Grief is a bitch – and then you move on. Or not…

"There is no correct way or time to grieve." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross People keep telling me it's going to get better. In fact, they insist it's going to get better. I'm not convinced though.
Coping with change – The Aspen experience

Coping with change – The Aspen experience

"We thank the Aspen Skiing Co for a fine overall job this season under trying circumstances." - Aspen Times, April 8, 2009 There are few towns in ski country where the every-day operations of the resort are more scrutinized than in Aspen, Colorado.
One person responsible for all this crankiness?

One person responsible for all this crankiness?

After a little family vacation in Quebec and Ontario it was fun to catch up on the back issues of the local papers. Wow, I don't get how one person could be responsible for everything people don't like.
People make the Games

People make the Games

"Next to the athletes the workforce is the heart of these Games, and these Games do not happen without the workforce. It is the volunteers who put these Games on.