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William Shatner continues to boldly go everywhere he possibly can

Canadian Press, April 1, 2015.

There are a few constants in William Shatner’s career: he will always be working, he will always be mocked — not least by himself — and he will always be James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise.

Abbott questions scrapping Treaty Commissioner job

Canadian Press, March 27, 2015.

The man whose job was pulled from under him as the head of the B.C. Treaty Commission says if Premier Christy Clark thinks the treaty process is broken, he’d jump at the chance to help fix it.

B.C. conservation area expands, helping protect dozens of at-risk species

Canadian Press, March 26, 2015.

The purchase of 130 hectares of land expands the grassland Sage and Sparrow Conservation area to 1,350 hectares and connects two provincially protected areas that flank it.

More U.S. production helps B.C. film business bounce back to blockbuster level

Canadian Press, March 22, 2015.

Superheroes and sci-fi adventurers are coming to the rescue of British Columbia’s film and TV industry despite dire predictions that it was heading for an unhappy ending.

New rules for tailings ponds based on findings from Mount Polley collapse

Canadian Press, March 19, 2015.

The disastrous collapse of the Mount Polley mine tailings pond in B.C.’s Interior last year has spurred changes to provincial environmental requirements for new mines with similar dams.

Chemical fire at Vancouver port out as investigation begins

Canadian Press, March 6, 2015.

A chemical fire at Vancouver’s port was declared fully extinguished Thursday night after burning for more than 24 hours, allowing investigators to start their work to determine what ignited it.

B.C. First Nation starts lawsuit that could have far-reaching impact on development

Canadian Press, March 5, 2015.

The Blueberry River band’s lawsuit argues the cumulative effect of development in its traditional territory has harmed its way of life in violation of Treaty 8, which was ratified in 1900.

UBC obtains religious document from 1245

Canadian Press, February 4, 2015.

770-year-old papal bull resource for historians and scholars.

Autism service dog means independence for family

Canadian Press, December 26, 2014.

Pepe means the Kaler family can do all kinds of things they couldn’t imagine previously.

Ugly Christmas sweaters holiday’s new tradition

Canadian Press, December 7, 2014.

Ho-ho-ho-hideous for the holidays.

Calgary Grey Cup fans horse around in Vancouver

Canadian Press, November 28, 2014.

Calgary in the Grey Cup means there must be a horse in a hotel lobby.

Mad Picker moves merchandise with eclectic auction

Canadian Press, November 21, 2014.

It’s the mother of all closet clean-outs.

Giant hamburgers, Elvis, spaceships up for bids

Canadian Press, November 18, 2014.

38 years of movie and television props for sale.

New Vancouver opera tackles bullying

Canadian Press, October 30, 2014.

It tells the story of Shane Koyczan’s journey from victim to tormentor to redemption.

Researchers probe HMS Erebus wreck in Arctic

Canadian Press, October 17, 2014.

168-year search ends; reconstruction and detective work begin.

Dallas Buyers Club: 20 years from page to screen

Canadian Press, October 8, 2014.

“Nobody wanted to make it because of the subject matter. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t a great story.”

Premium cable drama set in New York hospital in 1900 a big departure for creator

Canadian Press, October 3, 2014.

“You need to scare yourself every once in a while.”

Drone gives orca researchers new view of whales

Canadian Press, September 22, 2014.

What they see from the sky they can't see from the surface.

Investors gather for marijuana conference in Vancouver

Canadian Press, May 7, 2014.

Not your typical Vancouver gathering of marijuana enthusiasts.

HootSuite’s Next Big Thing

Canadian Press, December 8, 2013.

HootSuite aims to help young Canadian entrepreneurs make it big in business

Global Photo-Op

Time, August 15, 2005.

Online photo site Flickr and creators Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield.

Digitizing the Don

CBC Arts Online, May 31, 2005.

How the Godfather film trilogy is going interactive.

InNexus Biotechnology

Smallcapmedia.com, February 2005.

Company profile of biotechnology firm exploring superantibodies.

British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

Award: The Magazine of Architecture, Construction and Interior Design, December 2004.

The new research facility is leading in more than just the battle against cancer.

The Networked Home: remote control

Newsweek International, October 4, 2004.

Enjoy digital entertainment without having to sit in front of your computer.

City University of Hong Kong provides collaborative learning

Newsweek International, October 4, 2004.

The institution's Master's in e-Business offers new methods for teaching and learning.

Indie + Canuck + Jazz = Profit

Maclean's, July 19, 2004.

Brian Watson has figured out how to rejig the music business model.

India a key competitor for B.C. technology work

Business In Vancouver, April 6, 2004.

Outsourcing to India debated at British Columbia Technology Association roundtable.

Why you need a new PC

Newsweek International, March 15, 2004.

Most companies last replaced their PCs in 1999 to beat the Y2K bug; those machines are on their last legs. But having waited this long means a lot more bang for the upgrade buck.

Engineering problems made sculpture job hard to swallow

The Vancouver Sun, January 3, 2004.

Doug Taylor’s Purple Martin Spiral needed a team to build.

The comforts of home entertainment

Newsweek International, September 22, 2003.

A lot of visible equipment used to denote a consumer electronics connoisseur. Now less equipment signals greater sophistication.

The human zoo

Canadian Business, May 26, 2003.

Ogilvy Discovery Group takes an anthropological approach to consumers.

TV turns ad buyers into portfolio advisers

The Globe And Mail, May 21, 2003.

Fickle viewers, shifting schedules mean buys must be constantly rebalanced.

The Wi-Fi phenomenon

Newsweek International, March 17, 2003. Computers & Communications Supplement

Primer on the history, development and spread of Wi-Fi wireless networking; lead story.

Do-right women

Inside Entertainment Magazine, National Post, March 2003.

Synthetic divas come and go, but to shape a long, rewarding career, take your cue from venerable veterans.

Moses has left the building

Marketing, February 24, 2003

What will Citytv do without the man who was its brand?

Smooth talkers

The Globe and Mail, February 7, 2003.

Media training is becoming a ‘must-have’ skill throughout companies with rising public profiles.

She’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit...

National Post, December 19, 2002.

Shania’s ‘double’ CD: Up! contains pop, country versions of same songs.

Grey Cup offers an advertising touchdown

National Post, November 18, 2002.

The Canadian Football League playoff game continues to deliver one of the biggest television audiences of the year.

Artistic license

National Post, November 11, 2002.

Director Baz Luhrmann incorporates advertising into the set of his Broadway production of La Bohème.

Time to salute the pioneer

Marketing Magazine, October 21, 2002.

Literary product placement wasn’t invented yesterday; Bobbie Ann Mason should get the credit, not Fay Weldon.

Deutsch drives Mitsubishi north

National Post, October 21, 2002.

U.S. agency rides across the border, fueled by a US$25 million assignment to launch the automaker’s vehicles in Canada.

1. Portable tablet PCs: cool tool or niche toy

2. Home network simplified

3. Play me at work: tech toys your boss is sure to hate

Hamilton Spectator, October 19-21, 2002.

Technology package.


National Post, October 8, 2002.

“Hockey Night” theme, Canada’s other national anthem, gets an official recording.

Hip selling

National Post, September 23, 2002.

Rap and hip-hop lyrics have mentioned products by name for years. Only now are some companies waking up to the potential — and potential trouble — that can mean.

Where’s the Mac? Will the Web make a star of Ellen Feiss?

National Post, September 16, 2002.

Slurring teenage Mac switcher Ellen Feiss’s commercial made her an instant star.

Planet Africa’s ground control

National Post, September 12, 2002.

Profile of Gaylene Gould, programmer of the Toronto Film Festival’s “Planet Africa” series.

The medium may kill the message

National Post, September 3, 2002.

Digital video recorders pose a threat to television advertising as we know it.

Programming 9/11

National Post, August 28, 2002.

For Sept. 11, 2002, Canadian and U.S. networks are planning a blitz of specials and live reports, but advertisers are staying away.

He’d make the boss a brand booster

National Post, August 26, 2002.

Advertising company president says the boss should define and exemplify the brand, not the marketing department.

The ‘pop’ in pop-up advertising doesn’t stand for ‘popular’

National Post, August 19, 2002.

Consumers complain about pop-up ads on the Web. Some sites remove them, but advertisers argue they’re effective because they're annoying.

The short answer

National Post, August 12, 2002.

Relationships between advertising firms and their clients are getting briefer.

Want to buy a f*****g videogame?

Marketing, August 19, 2002.

Why is this vulgar yet ubiquitous word suddenly implied in commercial copy?

Is advertising a dead language?

National Post, July 29, 2002.

Two former advertising people — who now run a public relations firm — have a written a book that argues p.r. works better than advertising.

It’s funny how some ads work

National Post, July 22, 2002.

Does humor make advertising effective, or just funny?

Splendor in the grass

Canadian Business, July 8, 2002.

Croquet’s okay.

Learn to write a bestseller in 10 easy steps

Marketing Magazine, May 6, 2002.

Or buy a polite ‘doesn’t meet our needs at this time’ for $69.95.

Tech babble

Marketing Magazine, November 12, 2001.

They’ve got a different word for everything and none of it makes any sense.

CBC’s hip replacement

Marketing, August 27, 2001

The first efforts from Razorfish try too hard to pull The National into the world of cool.

Think polyester leisure suit

Marketing Magazine, May 14, 2001.

If you want to sell clothes, why evoke an era that defined capital-U ugly?

How to be dumb

Marketing Magazine, March 28, 2001.

The record industry may have beaten back Napster, but at a cost of alienating its best customers.

The Midas touch

Marketing Magazine, February 26, 2001.

No company is worth a second look until Gerry Schwartz tries to buy it.

If you don’t have anything to say, sing it

Marketing Magazine, December 18, 2000.

Aubergine? I say it’s spinach, and I say to hell with it.

The gray flannel fixation

Marketing Magazine, October 30, 2000.

What is it about the ad business that is so strangely bewitching for movie and television writers?

Mr. Smith’s corporate illusion

National Post Business Magazine, September 2000.

Gordon Smith is a special effects virtuoso who gets rave reviews from filmmakers like Oliver Stone. He’s a great artist. He’s just not sure he wants to be a businessman.

The wealth of Wallin

National Post, September 16, 2000.

Most of us can only dream about what we would do with a million bucks. So does Pamela Wallin, the host of the Canadian edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

What is reality?

Marketing Magazine, August 28, 2000.

We ain’t seen nothing yet in the quest for ratings-grabbing, so-called ‘reality’ TV concepts.

Poetry to soothe the creative soul

Marketing Magazine, June 26, 2000.

T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost provide copy for two recent campaigns; an observer wanes poetic.

Takes one to know one

Marketing, May 8, 2000

The academic ad critics on Mental Engineering commit every sin they castigate marketers for.

New York stories

Marketing, March 27, 2000.

Two books demonstrate how marketing and culture melted into a lukewarm soup.

Revolution is just a t-shirt away

Marketing, February 21, 2000.

Doesn’t the marketing of Naomi Klein’s No Logo undercut the book’s anti-consumption point?

Dear Bob

Marketing, November 15, 1999.

What the CBC's new boss could but probably won't do to fix our national broadcaster.

Woodstunk? Wankstock? Worsestock?

Marketing, September 6, 1999.

Forget Woodstock. Get ready for Altamont 2000.

Face to face at the Vancouver Art Gallery

NextMonet.com, September, 1999.

The Face To Face exhibit makes us consider all the different things that a portrait can be.

Play that funky music

Marketing, July 5, 1999.

Why gen-X channel-surfers are blasé about the proliferation of 1970s hits in advertising.

Wrong number

Marketing, May 24, 1999.

Bell's baffling new commercials say more about the telco's confused state of mind than it realizes.

New KISS on the block

Marketing, April 5, 1999.

The switch from new country to CHR repudiates the CRTC's original CISS license decision.

Building a better magazine law

Marketing, March 1, 1999.

If Shania Twain's music is Canadian, why not Vanity Fair's content?

Some restrictions apply

Marketing, January 25, 1999.

The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.

Garbage in, garbage out

Marketing, January 3, 1999.

Advertising and computers were made for each other.

Too much of a good thing

Marketing, November 8, 1998.

Nike's trip-up should be a warning to others who would use saturation-style marketing.

Advertising about advertising

Marketing, September 28,1998.

In our commercial culture the rise of reflexiveness as a creative trope was inevitable.

King Kingwell™

Marketing, June 1, 1998.

What's next for the ubiquitous doctor of philosophy and pop culture explicator? His own ad agency?

Defining all that is Canada

Marketing, May 4, 1998.

The latest Molson Canadian advertising nails our schizophrenic national identity.

Front of the line

Marketing, April 20, 1998.

Newspapers are working to treat advertisers like VIPs without abandoning editorial integrity.

Flaming Brûlé

Marketing, March 16, 1998.

Tyler Brulé's recipe for publishing success seems ethically suspect. So why the effusive praise?

Cable consternation

Marketing, February 9, 1998.

Selling cable TV in a country where people huddle indoors for half the year shouldn't be this hard.

Sample and scold

Marketing, December 1, 1997.

Negativland thinks Pepsi is wily, maybe even evil. Better that than irrelevant or boring.

We’re No. 3. We don’t try at all.

Canadian Business, November 28, 1997.

KVOS in Vancouver isn’t like other Canadian TV. People actually watch it.

Advice for Mr. Black

Marketing, November 10, 1997.

What advertisers hope for if Hollinger's boss green-lights a national daily.

When to extend

Marketing, November 10, 1997.

Extending a newspaper brand has to involve more than just slapping a daily's logo on some other product.

Rating ratings

Marketing, October 27, 1997.

The new TV violence code doesn't really do anything. Is that why advertisers like it?

Canadian Business ups the ante

Marketing, September 29, 1997.

Canadian Business tries to beat its rivals in depth, analysis and, in going from a monthly to every two weeks, frequency.

Advertising and marketing over the Internet

Newsweek, September 15, 1997.

A way for marketers to reach clients that inspired awe just 18 months ago now has to withstand the same scrutiny borne by mores traditional media.

Internet And World Wide Web security

Newsweek, September 15, 1997.

Locking out digital thieves and vandals.

The Howard has landed

Marketing, September 15, 1997.

Why the outcry over Howard Stern's Canadian radio debut? Other media sold out long ago.

Going to extremes

Marketing, July 21, 1997.

It's the decade's most overused ad cliché, and it sounds a little stupider each time it's used.

Steal from this book

Marketing, May 26, 1997.

Why Mondo Canuck should be required reading for Canadian advertising creatives.

Special TV relationships

Marketing, May 12, 1997.

Marketers are discovering that becoming part of the programming offers the biggest payoff from their cable sponsorships.

Anchors away

Elm Street, May 1997.

Seven Canadian broadcast journalists talk about why they flew the coop and went south. And it’s not just the money, honestly — they love it there.

Think global, fake local

Canadian Business, April 1997.

Bill Hayes is the secret weapon for radio stations across Canada. He sounds exactly like your local disk jockey — except he’s better. And far, far cheaper.

How I quit the government and learned how to ban the bomb

Canadian Business, March 1997.

Former civil servant Doug Hallett has proven that his revolutionary Destructor can get rid of toxic waste. Can it do the same for chemical weapons?

Blurring the line

Marketing, February 10, 1997.

Franchisees of U.S. parent publications are further eroding the distinction between Canadian and American publications.

Waiting for lift-off

Marketing, January 20, 1997.

With all the delays in launching Canadian direct-to-home TV, it’s no wonder that marketers aren’t paying much attention. But DTH’s potential impact is too great to ignore completely.

Corporate rock rules

Marketing, November 11, 1996

Columbia Records’ marketing department named Bob Dylan “the voice of a generation” before his fans did.

Mr. Rogers’ country

Marketing, November 4, 1996

He faces numerous immense challenges, but nobody has more involvement in more areas of Canadian media than Ted Rogers.

Cable cult hit lands in Canada

The Globe And Mail, October 12, 1996.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a cheaply made, funny, critically acclaimed series in the U.S. Now it’s seeking new frontiers.

Building a bargain-basement home theater

The Globe And Mail, October 12, 1996.

Popular new surround-sound systems notwithstanding, video lovers on a budget can vastly improve the cinematic experience by connecting an existing stereo to a regular VCR.


The page boys

Canadian Business Technology, Fall 1996.

The young minds behind Toronto’s hottest Web design company are lousy showmen, but they can teach your home page to do tricks your competitors can only dream about.


Marketing, August 19, 1996

McCains ads are so lame theyre poised on the verge of a weird kind of greatness.

Late breaking news

Shift Magazine, June 1996.

More insomniacs get their news from ABC World News Now than from any other source.

Building a better mouse trap

Canadian Business Technology, Summer 1996.

Disney opens two new studios north of the border. Is Canada the next Burbank of animation or the next Korea?

Fast-lane culture

Maclean's, June 17, 1996.

A review of Douglas Coupland's Polaroids From the Dead.


Think global, act loco

Canadian Business, June 1996.

It’s weird, it’s cheap, and as its on-air personalities endlessly insist, Citytv is everywhere.

Say cheese?

Marketing, July 1, 1996

Trying to make sense of the Dairy Farmers dazed and confusing cheese campaign.


Marketing, May 24, 1996

The fundamental flaw at the core of Adbusters culture-jamming stance.

Taking out the trash

Canadian Business Technology, Spring 1996.

Bill Clinton thinks that attaching a V-chip to every TV set will help save the family. People who’ve actually used it aren’t so sure.

The patient is always right

Canadian Business, March 1996.

A newly merged London, Ont., hospital can teach a thing or two about customer service to other public institutions — and to private business.

Dudley is no dud

Maclean’s, February 19, 1996.

Children love the goofy Canadian dragon.


Life in the slow lane

Maclean's, December 11, 1995.

A review of Driving Force: The McLaughlin Family in the Age of the Car by Heather Robertson.

Telephone terrorist

Canadian Business, December 1995.

“Take your brain out of your head,” my new boss advised. “Drop it on your desk, pick up the phone and start dialing.”

He did it his way

Maclean's, November 20, 1995.

A review of Will Friedwald's's book Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art.

Masters of the game

Canadian Business, July 1995.

What made Gray Matter one of the most successful video game programming and production companies of the 1990s.

Cyberspace cadets

Maclean’s, June 26, 1995.

Douglas Couplands Microserfs.

Always let the lady download first

 Canadian Business Inaugural Technology Issue, Spring, 1995.

A guide to the rules of etiquette on the Internet.

A race to the home

 Maclean’s, February 27, 1995.

Cable, telephone and satellite TV companies battle for control of the small screen.

How a TV channel came to life

The Globe and Mail, December 27 & 31, 1994.

The story of the Life cable channels genesis.

His star also rises

Maclean’s, December 5, 1994.

Hemingway: The Toronto Years contends living in the city may have pushed Hemingway to fiction.

Toying with minds

Maclean's, November 7, 1994.

A review of Elizabeth Nickson's novel The Monkey Puzzle Tree.

Civil war within

Maclean’s, October 24, 1994.

A boy struggles with race and homosexuality in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy.

Quirky Quarrington

Maclean’s, October 3, 1994.

Author fills his books and movies with likable eccentrics.

Kinetic artist

Maclean’s, September 12, 1994.

Art superstar Robert Longo directs a feature film, Johnny Mnemonic.

Fictions ringmaster

Maclean’s, September 5, 1994.

John Irving’s new novel, A Son of the Circus, is a complex tale that teems with crazy life.

Serial killer novel cuts the ice

The Globe and Mail, July 9, 1994.

A review of The Alienist by Caleb Carr.

White Shark by Peter Benchley

The Globe and Mail, June 25, 1994.

This was no boating accident.


Finding humor and maintaining standards

The Globe and Mail, April 23, 1994.

Review of Municipal Bondage by Henry Alford and If You’re Talking To Me, Your Career Must Be In Trouble by Joe Queenan.

Ren & Stimpys big corporate takeover

Saturday Night, April 1994.

How a manic Canadian cartoonist conceived, directed, and ultimately lost control of two of television’s most animated characters.

The mild bunch rides again

The Globe and Mail, January 26, 1994.

The Brady Bunch returns as a live stage show that shallow post-boomer po-mo ironists can simultaneously snicker at and weep over.

Canada and me

The Globe and Mail, December 31, 1993.

Michael Moore, who made the off-beat documentary Roger & Me, switches his sights from Flint to Toronto to make a comedy, Canadian Bacon.

The sweater girl

Saturday Night, December 1993.

“Don’t call me a comedian,” Meryn Cadell warns.

Zooming in on what went wrong at the CBC

The Globe and Mail, October 23, 1993.

Review of Fade to Black: A Requiem for the CBC by Wayne Skene.

Bedtime reading

Saturday Night, June 1993.

Valerie Gibson wrote the book on being a cougar before the term had even been invented.

A pig-out for Irving fans

The Globe and Mail, May 29, 1993.

A review of John Irving's Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.


Saturday Night, April, 1993.

To gain a foothold in the New York jazz scene, Renee Rosnes followed in giants' steps. Now she’s making tracks of her own.

Failed expeditions into the heart of lonely Hunter

The Globe and Mail, March 1, 1993.

Three biographies of Hunter S. Thompson were published within days of each other. Only one was worth reading.

Back to the tedious future

The Globe and Mail, February 3, 1993.

The only thing more annoying than Mondo 2000 the magazine? Mondo 2000, the book.

The rhythm method

Saturday Night, April 1992.

The Dream Warriors spin some old themes into an altogether new kind of rap music.

Hip-hop around the clock

Toronto Life, November 1990.

Maestro Fresh-Wes’s rapsody in black.

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