Killing the messengers

Snowden Interview

"It is the role of a good journalist to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there’s always a bad reaction.” – Julian Assange What do NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, investigative journalist Gary Webb and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have in common? If you said they’re all recent subjects of Hollywood thrillers (Snowden, Kill the Messenger and The Fourth Estate) starring … [Read more...]

Visa changes for Australia and NZ

Visa Changes

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have implemented changes to the International Experience Canada (IEC) program for Australian and New Zealand workers in Canada for 2015. According to CIC, Australian citizens will now be eligible for a maximum of two participations in the IEC program — one participation of 24 months in either the Working Holiday or Young Professionals category, and a second participation of … [Read more...]

Seasonal staffing struggle


“I don’t know if it’s harder this season. It never got easy,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. Nicolson stated that the struggle to find seasonal staff was alive and well this season. This can be seen by taking a walk around the village or searching online — there’s plenty of work to be found. “Finding and retaining employees is a massive challenge. It’s a challenge for every resort in … [Read more...]