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Matt Robinson

Financial Post

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Matt:

Corporate bosses make well-timed stock sales in SEC ‘blind spot’

The agency's loose rules have led to 'real cracks' in its surveillance of potential insider trading → Read More

Vancouver design students collaborate with long-term care residents on personalized works

Students at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design create works inspired after exchanges with residents of Purdy Pavilion → Read More

COVID-19: Brides and grooms race to tie down wedding plans after restrictions start easing

B.C.'s restart plan boosted the number of people who could attend outdoor ceremonies, sparking a run on wedding services → Read More

Vancouver-based firm ReconAfrica touts massive oil find in Kalahari Desert, near world heritage sites

ReconAfrica's test wells are being drilled in a region of the Kalahari Desert that hosts two UNESCO heritage sites and three national parks. → Read More

Health officials turn to wristbands to aid in smooth vaccine rollout in Surrey

Health officials plan to hand out wristbands to Surrey residents who line up for special clinics this week in a bid to smooth a COVID-19 vaccine rollout in that city recently marred by frustrating, and in some cases fruitless, lineups. → Read More

Study calls for co-ordinated effort to stem run-off toxic to salmon

Urban development and toxic stormwater run-off are harming salmon and aquatic habitats in Lower Mainland, and more can be done, study says. → Read More

Study calls for co-ordinated effort to stem run-off toxic to salmon

Urban development and toxic stormwater run-off are harming salmon and aquatic habitats in Lower Mainland, and more can be done, study says. → Read More

Merchants cry foul as pay parking returns to Granville Island

Decision to bring back pay parking has some Granville Island tenants and their employees crying uncle. → Read More

First-responders in COVID-19 hot spots called in for jabs

Health officials are rolling out vaccines to first-responders in COVID-19 hot spots in the Lower Mainland and up the Sea to Sky corridor. → Read More

‘Not the death of transit’: TransLink optimistic about post-pandemic recovery amid evolving plans

With transit ridership and fare revenue expected to remain depressed after pandemic ends, plans to keep the system on track in the spotlight. → Read More

Proposed pot shop near Vancouver elementary school sparks concerns

Yaletown mom campaigns against a bid by Inspired Cannabis to open its third Vancouver location close to a school and a community centre. → Read More

Province's deal to shut down tent city in Victoria raising questions for Strathcona Park

Province eyeing deal to end Victoria’s homeless encampment as a possible template for other tent cities. → Read More

Rogers, Shaw merger may lead to steeper prices for consumers, experts warn

If history is any indication, Rogers' acquisition of Shaw would lead to more concentration, reduced choice and increased prices, they say. → Read More

COVID-19: B.C. begins mass vaccination rollout on Monday

The province is starting with the eldest and most vulnerable, but a glance at other provinces makes B.C. look a little sluggish. → Read More

COVID-19: B.C. First Nations leaders battle vaccine misinformation

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations is trying to quash misinformation circulating about vaccines, in push to protect vulnerable people → Read More

Vancouver to consider ban on feeding wildlife on heels of coyote attacks

Vancouver city councillors are being asked to support a ban on the feeding of wildlife after aggressive coyote encounters in Stanley Park. → Read More

COVID-19: Metro study to gauge how much music therapy can improve health-care workers’ mental health

A new virtual study involving nurses, doctors and paramedics aims to find out whether music therapy can improve mental and emotional health. → Read More

Vancouver considers loudspeaker ban to silence problem preachers, others

Vancouver city councillors are set to consider a ban on unauthorized loudspeakers, several months after street preachers peppered West End residents with amplified anti-gay messages. → Read More

COVID-19: Care providers beg B.C. for spurned and shelved rapid tests

Few rapid COVID-19 tests have been distributed in B.C., prompting care providers to plea for the remaining stock lest it go unused. → Read More

COVID-19: Fear mounts of coronavirus variant spread in B.C.

Failure to contain the spread of high-transmission variants of COVID-19 now spells disaster in March, according to startling new research. → Read More