Editorials

It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable.
It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable.

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?

By Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media
May 23, 2018 - 2:53pm

When a sports team is starting out, most observers set a very low bar for expectations. The hope is the first season isn’t too disastrous, there’s gradual improvement over the next five to 10 years, and the team eventually becomes a playoff contender.

The ruckus over the Kinder Morgan project is a good reminder that the economic conditions we once enjoyed are on the way out.
The ruckus over the Kinder Morgan project is a good reminder that the economic conditions we once enjoyed are on the way out.

The pipeline to the future doesn't carry the jobs of the past

By Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media
May 22, 2018 - 9:29am

While the opinion writers and politicians are venting about expanding the Kinder Morgan pipeline for diluted bitumen to the West Coast, it might help to consider some history.

Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens
Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens

Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer

By Pat Murphy
May 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Believe it or not, the movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer.

It’s no exaggeration to say that it took the 1978 box office by storm. Indeed, the radio-ubiquitous title song caught the mood of the moment perfectly: Grease is the word.

Uncompetitive policies and regulatory uncertainty are largely to blame.
Uncompetitive policies and regulatory uncertainty are largely to blame.

Investors steering clear of Canada’s energy sector

By Elmira Aliakbari and Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute
May 16, 2018 - 10:47am

Canada’s investment climate for the energy sector can be described as unfavourable, at best. Clearly, investors have reached their breaking point with Canada’s uncompetitive policies and regulatory uncertainty and are steering clear.

New zoning powers for local governments will only meaningfully affect rental vacancy rates if cities streamline approval processes.
New zoning powers for local governments will only meaningfully affect rental vacancy rates if cities streamline approval processes.

B.C. wants more rental units; will municipalities follow through?

By Josef Filipowicz Senior policy analyst Centre for Municipal Studies The Fraser Institute
May 14, 2018 - 11:27am

The British Columbia government recently introduced legislation aimed at housing affordability, which – among other things – would grant municipalities the power to zone for rental-only housing, ostensibly to preserve and expand the supply of rental units in the province’s tightest housing market

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