Tag Archives: British Columbia

A Hand Up

Small business is the backbone of British Columbia employing 1 million workers or 40% of the working population and accounts for 33% of the GDP.  By definition small business is a business of fewer than 50 employees.  In 2015, 79% … Continue reading

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Are They Really the Top 100?

One of my favourite magazines came out with its annual issue highlighting the ‘Top 100’ companies in British Columbia ranked by revenue.  The rise and fall in revenues over the past year is certainly one economic indicator within the various … Continue reading

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Medical Emergency

In many ways, I feel our medical system in British Columbia is on life support.  We have unprecedented wait times for surgery.  This is after waiting for scans and 4 – 5 months waiting times to see a specialist.  Once … Continue reading

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Values, Ethics, and Political Parties

We have an election coming up in British Columbia.  This time more than ever it brings home the fact that the political process needs overhauled. If you want a particular party in power then you are obliged to vote for … Continue reading

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Positive vs. Negative

Every day we are bombarded by media, whether television, radio, or print, with negative events in the world, in our country, and in our communities.  For many of us that becomes the expected or the norm as we go about … Continue reading

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The Right Tool for the Job

Very few under the age of 60 have opted to ignore the pull of the wireless age.  Most of us have a smart phone, a tablet, or a computer.  We keep up with our loved ones, keep track of appointments, … Continue reading

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Need to Change the Viewpoint  

  I see some publications still featuring, ‘Top 100 Companies’, or ‘100 Most Successful Companies’.  I may be alone but this annoys me.  The reason it annoys me is it is entirely based on gross earnings. In today’s world we … Continue reading

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