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Where do hydrogen cells fit in? Category: Douglas Magazine

white electric car chargingOctober 3, 2021

Mention zero-emission vehicles, and battery-powered cars spring to mind, but hydrogen-fuel-cell (HFC) vehicles are an underrated player in the green transportation game. For consumers looking for extended range, fast refueling and steady torque, we see HFC vehicles surpassing the capabilities of all but the most expensive battery-electric vehicles (BEV). A Toyota Mirai just travelled 1,003 kilometers in France on one tank of hydrogen.

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When will electric vehicles run out of power? Category: Douglas Magazine

woman with cell phone by fueling electric vehicleJune 5, 2021

We are seeing a slow but steady paradigm shift in consumer tastes when it comes to transportation choices. Due to economies of scale, gas and diesel still come in cheaper than electric vehicles (EVs). But with an ever-growing tide of automakers switching to electric versions, that differential continues to shrink.

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Shifting Economy, Inflation Déjà Vu Category: Douglas Magazine

globeDecember 8, 2020

For those of us old enough to remember the price shocks of the 1970s and interest rates that topped 20 per cent before the 1980 recession, this article may cause our hearts to skip a beat as we speculate a return to those years due to COVID-19.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: Staycationing Category: Douglas Magazine

Lounging in Chair by Camper in Forest

July 14, 2020

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now” was the 1982 hit track from the Clash, but it is the question we are asking ourselves during this pandemic. Now that we have been locked up with nowhere to go for several months and as we enter stage three of the reopening here in British Columbia, ‘staycation’ is the latest buzz word.

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Out with the Old, In with the New: The Stay-at-Home Economy Might be here... Category: Douglas Magazine

at computer with eye glasses and morning coffeeJune 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an explosion of the stay-at-home economy. This is in large due part to Government health agencies around the world virtually shutting the entire global economy down. Many are imposing strict lockdown measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus; some countries better than others. Ultimately this has led to a rapid transformation to living and working from home.

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Recreational Marijuana: A Boom Waiting for a Bust? Category: Douglas Magazine

Cannabis bush

October 6, 2018

Hooray, Canadians can now consume cannabis in their own homes (subject to health and rental restrictions) without fear of reprisal from the justice system — and the various levels of government can’t wait to get their hands on the anticipated tax windfall while producers and retailers have visions of green gold filling corporate coffers.

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Making Sense of Bitcoins Category: Douglas Magazine

BitcoinApril 23, 2018

Bitcoins, what the heck are they? As financial advisors who provide investment advice that should reflect our clients’ financial planning goals, we tend to see bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as very risky investments. However, there are some people who would disagree. So in the interest of debate, here’s our two cents’ worth on the topic.

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