The Ticketmaster scalping debacle

Ticketmaster

The venue: Washington, DC’s MCI Centre. In attendance: 18,000 plus cheering fans, including my 18-year-old self. The reason: The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels had just super-kicked the Immortal Hulk Hogan right in his bleached-blonde moustache. It was WWE SummerSlam 2005, and I was sitting with my Dad as we watched a wrestling classic unfold. I’m a fan of wrestling, and what better place to be a wrestling fan … [Read more...]

Thanks Mr. Ohkubo

Village walkway (5)

I’ve lived in this magical town called Sun Peaks for more than half my life, but if it wasn’t for a gentle smile and a firm handshake many years ago, it may have never happened. It was the summer of 1992 and Tod Mountain was bankrupt and at auction. I’d left the ski hill the season prior, after two years with the events department. The skiing was great but there was no future for me. My summer seasons back then … [Read more...]

Business: The cup of endless revenue?

Business Tax

The Federal Government is always on the hunt for their “holy grail” tax policy. The hope is that unlimited resources would flow forth, but no one can ever seem to find this cup of endless revenue. Some think that taxing business could be the solution to raising government revenue. They believe that taxing business can bring in significant revenue without a significant effect on people, and without causing harm to … [Read more...]

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...]

A nation of opportunity

Exams

With mid-term exams taking place for university students across Canada recently, now more than ever, thousands of Canada’s youth are looking towards their futures and the opportunities that lie ahead. We’re greatly privileged to live in a nation rich in opportunity. Opportunity is there for all of us who demonstrate creativity, work hard and who wish to overcome challenges. Many people around the world don’t have … [Read more...]