Category Archive for 'Business in Vancouver'

Appeared in Business in Vancouver – December 22, 2014 West Vancouver, the wealthy widow of Metro, might well ask Santa for Christmas: please, how about some nice fresh prosperity for our businesses? Especially for the main business stem, Marine Drive, Ambleside. A former councillor once drily counted something like 13 beauty salons by any name […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – December 4, 2014 The photo of a woman recently caught my eye. Days later I casually read the caption. No! Really? She was a meltingly brown-eyed blossom of a teenager when we casually met 25 years ago. Now she was a middle-aged woman. Still very attractive. But … 25 […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – December 2, 2014 There are more rhinestones than gems in the Internet’s homespun humour. But this has endured in my mental filing cabinet: “Everyone who drives faster than you is a fool, and everyone who drives slower than you is an idiot.” Its appeal is that it can be […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – November 11, 2014 Apart from denouncing Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the convert to radical Islam who shot the unarmed Cpl. Cirillo, you had to take comfort that the assassin’s cause suffered a richly deserved humiliation Shamefully, minutes after my initial widely shared anger and personal red alert about the shooting at […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – October 20, 2014 Since I have not and have never been an American, and due to circumstances within my control have not set foot in the United States in this century, I’m unable to explain why I am immensely moved by Kate Smith – a sunny and large lady […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – September 22, 2014 The abusive power of the neo-Marxist ideologues who have dominated the core of the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) for decades must be crushed. If this doesn’t come from within, through a revolt against those further left than the New Democratic Party itself – unlikely because those […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – September 9, 2014 Syria. Iraq. Ukraine. Somalia. And more. Racked by nationalist violence. In contrast, Scotland’s referendum September 18 to separate from the United Kingdom is marked by almost a caricature of traditional British politeness and sporting civility. In the Commons, Glasgow MP Ian Davidson wittily baited Prime Minister David Cameron (who had […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – August 26, 2014 Let us now praise heroic soldiers. When better? Poet T.S. Eliot, best known for inspiring the musical Cats, called April the cruellest month. Wrong; that’s August. Currently: Gaza. Ukraine. Syria. Iraq. Pakistan. And more. It was in August that the war that didn’t end all wars […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – August 12, 2014 Paul St. Pierre died aged 90 last month, and the daily newspapers he adorned look a little wan too. Abandoning characteristic diplomacy, Vancouver Sun deskman Ron Riter, equipped with the keenest of journalistic noses, would call him the paper’s best columnist of his time. Paul could […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – July 29, 2014 Sixty years ago, almost to the day, I left for Europe. I was 19. Preposterously, I believed I was destined to be a poet. I associated poets with dirt. I didn’t have a full wash for six weeks. I sailed on Cunard’s Scythia from Quebec City […]

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