Media Commentary

Putting Together BC and Alberta's Shared Prosperity Puzzle, the National Observer

Feb 14, 2018

Nine Years after Canada Line Debacle, Cambie Businesses Still in Limbo, CBC (Yahoo News)

Feb 10, 2018

Vancouver searches for ways to save Chinatown, including having it designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, CBC

January 20, 2018

'It changes every day': Vancouver commissions retail gentrification study in Chinatown, Metro

December 10, 2017

Vancouver mulls 'legacy business' label to maintain neighbourhood character, CBC News 

December 8, 2017

Vancouver looks to support 'legacy businesses' to sustain Chinatown character, Global News/CKNW Radio

December 8, 2017

New Chinatown BBQ restaurant evokes past values, but may be a business model for the future, Vancouver Sun

November 15, 2017

How B.C.'s small businesses could be champions for $15 minimum wage, Vancouver Observer

August 29, 2017

Hopeful Economics summit tackles reconciliation, social enterprise and public policy, Vancouver Observer    

April 4, 2017

Group pushing for 'empty store tax' chain store ban in parts of Vancouver, CTV News

April 7, 2017

Kinder Morgan and the myth of national interest, National Observer

December 2, 2016

Downtown Eastside gets $350,000 cash as city aims to boost economy, provide jobs for residents, Vancouver Sun 

November 30, 2016

Housing, transit, dominate city issues in federal election, Vancouver Courier 

October 5, 2015

Wes Regan: Safeguard East Vancouver's progressive voice in Parliament, Georgia Straight  

September 30, 2015

Greens' Wes Regan says Downtown Eastside gentrification requires more than affordable housing, Georgia Straight

August 17, 2015

Eveline Xia and Wes Regan: Middle-income earners must take stand for affordable housing in Vancouver, Georgia Straight

May 15, 2015

In Vancouver's Port Land Makeover, Industry Takes a Blow, The Tyee

August 3, 2015

DTES businesses look to improve relations with residents, The Globe and Mail
Feb 10, 2015

Vanishing Vanhattan: Which candidates have the right ideas when it comes to our local economy and small businesses? Vancouver Observer, October 24, 2014

The Bill Good Show, the informal economy in the DTES
April 15, 2014

World's first Versace Home flagship store to open in Gastown, Business in Vancouver
August 4, 2014

Downtown Eastside SRO units become pricey microlofts, Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight
May 7, 2014

DTES businesses concerned about local area plan, CBC News
March 5, 2014

Vancouver's housing boom could head south along with Chinese rich, Al Jazeera News
March 28, 2014

City hopes DTES Plan will transform neighbourhood, stabilize low-income community, Global News
March 10, 2014

500 Coffees, Wes Regan, Vancouver Is Awesome
February 6, 2014

Could Railtown be Vancouver’s next Yaletown? Gentrification feared as creative professionals flock to former industrial area east of Gastown, CBC News
May 2, 2014

The Bill Good Show, the Downtown Eastside Street Market
April 15, 2014

Downtown Eastside Businesses Concerned About Local Area Plan, CBC News
March 5, 2014

Gastown businesses hit by soaring rents in once gritty strip, UBC Thunderbird
October 21, 2013

Top 40 spins crowds to a frenzy, Vancouver Province
September 30, 2013

Urban Systems explores paradoxes of a vibrant community
September 23, 2013

Social Impact a Growing Focus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Axiom News
September 23, 2013

Will taxes be the death of small businesses in Vancouver? Vancouver Observer (Op-ed)
September 17, 2013

Tax hike on touring musicians a horrible idea for Canadian businesses, Vancouver Observer (Op-ed)
August 29, 2013

Fishing for Change: Community Economic Development in Mount Dennis, (Academic – University of Toronto)
August, 2013

Weighing in on Future of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, CBC News
July 18, 2013

Weighing in on Future of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, MSN News
(repost July 18, 2013)

CBC, Early Edition with Rick Cluff (Segment begins at 1:23:20)
July 18, 2013

Downtown Eastside group denounces “bully tactics” used against new restaurants, Windsor Star
July 12, 2013

Simi Sara, CKNW (midway through podcast)
July 12, 2013

Top Story, Global News - Examining the latest anti-gentrification protests with Wes Regan, Executive Director of the Hastings Crossings BIA (12:48)
July 11, 2013

Protests continue at Vancouver restaurants, local business association calls for picketing to stop, Vancity Buzz
July 11, 2013

Downtown Eastside organizations band together to denounce restaurant protests, Global News
July 11, 2013

A community unites to do the right thing, Gastown Gazette
July 11, 2013

Downtown Eastside group denounces protestors targeting Pidgin, Cuchillo restaurants, Vancouver Sun
July 11, 2013

Fois gras on skid row, Vancouver's Eastside redevelopment, Frances Bula, Canadian Business
June 26, 2013

Despite protests, owner of new Vancouver restaurant refuses to leave Downtown Eastside
February, 19 2013

The DTES's New Business Improvement Association, BC Business
March 5, 2012