The Golden Age of Gas

In a race to become the world leader in unconventional natural gas, the United States is approaching the finish line while the rest of the world is still tying its shoelaces at the starting blocks. But has this advantage been gained by ignoring the environmental implications of the technology? This story appears in the Autumn …

Public property

Fredericton’s Plazacorp Retail Properties Inc. has increased its dividends to shareholders for ten consecutive years. With an 18 per cent compounded annual rate of return, $100,000 invested at the company’s start-up in 1999 would now be worth $835,000. With its conversion to a real estate investment trust and a move to the Toronto Stock Exchange, …

Lights, Camera, Accolades

While digital video was once seen as a threat to the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, the new technology has actually created a boom  of interest, lowering the cost of production and making the art form more accessible than ever. This interview with Tony Merzetti, executive director of the NB Filmmakers’ Co-operative, appears in the August 2012 …

Should racist voters justify racist policies?

With world migration at an all-time high, countries are struggling to ensure their migration policies keep pace. This story from the Summer 2012 issue of The Global Intelligence includes a look at the recent French elections where hard-line election promises on immigration appealed to a growing sense of racial and cultural fear. [Excerpt]

A more definite spirit

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Northumberland Dairy Co-operative Ltd. has survived significant business challenges, including a 1975 fire that destroyed three-quarters of its production facility, to stand as an example of the resilient spirit of the co-operative. Published in the March/April 2012 edition of The Atlantic Co-operator.   [Full story]