‘Brain drain’ and Kindergarten

The brain drain on the economy may be child’s play – Vancouver Sun, Sept 16, 2009. For those who work with preschool children or those who have studied early childhood development, this article is not totally surprising.  The first 5 years of life are a huge factor in the development of a person’s behaviour and abilities. According to the HELP study, which tracked 140,000 students … Continue reading ‘Brain drain’ and Kindergarten

Canada blows post-oil economic opportunities

Canada blows post-oil economic opportunities >> Times Colonist, July 7, 2009. This one of those articles that would have slipped off on the sidelines if it weren’t for the diligent folk at the Sightline Institute scouring the media for relevant news. There was a time when politicians claimed Canada would become a world leader in clean, green technologies — that our educated workforce, abundant resources … Continue reading Canada blows post-oil economic opportunities

The Cascadia Scorecard – Sightline Institute

The Cascadia Scorecard – Sightline Institute More from our friends at the Sightline Institute based in Seattle.  Sightline often tries to keep its pulse on all things Cascadia, which includes B.C, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and parts of Northern California. This year’s edition is full of interesting charts.  B.C. and Vancouver seem to do fairly well overall, but still have room to improve.  Our expected lifespan … Continue reading The Cascadia Scorecard – Sightline Institute