Born on February 5, 1941, Dennis Wayne Skene died in Surrey after a lengthy illness on July 5, 2015. "Wayne's fate," says editor and friend Brian Scrivener, "was the curse of Cassandra, in Greek myth-an analogy that he himself made more than once--gifted with prophesy, yet condemned never to have those prophecies fully appreciated."

A former radio and television manager within CBC, Wayne Skene published a critical assessment of the CBC's future in Fade to Black: A Requiem for the CBC (Douglas & McIntyre, 1993) and an examination of the results of airline deregulation since 1988 entitled Turbulence: How Deregulation Destroyed Canada's Airlines (Douglas & McIntyre, 1994).

Based in White Rock, he subsequently co-wrote Premier Mike Harcourt's memoirs entitled Mike Harcourt: A Measure of Defiance and he examined Ontario Hydro, Hydro-Quebec, BC Hydro and other electricity companies in Delusions of Power: Vanity, Folly and the Uncertain Future of Canada's Hydro Giants (Douglas & McIntyre, 1997).

[BCBW 2015] "Transportation" "Media"