Category: Trees, Water and Critical Resources

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Where money grows on trees

The investment landscape of the 21st century has become increasingly inhabited by short-term thinking. Instant messaging, high-speed wireless stock flippers and day-trading speculators who must take their Blackberries to the beach in the summer so as not to miss a minute of the action. In this crazed quest for fast, …

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Water Part 3

The Business of Water My mailbox is continually bombarded by representatives of the Canadian banks, mutual fund companies, venture capital seekers, stock promoters, spammers, Nigerian businessmen and others, all hyping their product and offering to help me promote their latest hot investment to the general public. This marketing blitz has …

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Water Part 2

The Business of Water The securities industry in Canada has begun packaging a variety of products that would allow investors to profit from the anticipated growth of companies in the water business. There is little doubt that the private sector has a crucial role to play in solving challenges facing …

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Water Part 1

The Business of Water ‘Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing’ Oscar Wilde I have never had to carry water home on my head, but I have sucked feverishly on a piece of hose to start it flowing down a hill into my house. This …

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All That Glitters

Recalling the acrimony that surrounded Wal-Mart’s push into our community a few years ago, I wonder how the citizens of the Comox Valley would respond if a major multinational corporation were to come up with a proposal so controversial that it would dwarf the local Wal-Mart debate by comparison. A …

Trees, Water and Critical Resources

Water, Water Everywhere…

Have you heard talk of the world’s next dominant international cartel? That would be OWEC, not the OPEC that influences global markets with every utterance, but OWEC, the Organization of Water Exporting Countries. Canada is set to become a charter member, and it won’t be long before Canadians, like the …

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