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Farmer’s Almanac predictions for 2019

By Malcolm Baxter So will this winter be white or wet? Next…

Ringing up my purchases is a cashier’s job, not mine

Self-serve checkouts may fulfil the dreams of some shoppers but not mine.…

  • Dec 1, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again

B.C. legislature speaker’s latest self-serving move is incredible

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Rethink the way we do politics

rethink the way we do politics

  • Nov 24, 2018

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Nov 20, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Facts are more entertaining than fiction

Factual books, especially memoirs, are my reading preference. Fiction holds little interest…

  • Nov 17, 2018

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

Shame on Shames

My former colleague and occasional fishing companion, Richard Eckert, came walking up…

  • Nov 14, 2018

A personal “Black Box” would be helpful

Fitbits tally exercise buffs’ 10,000 daily steps, calories burned, hours of sleep,…

  • Nov 11, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

Canada Post could have saved Greyhound

Greyhound provided indispensable, affordable, reliable, and coordinated services to residents of small…

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups

B.C. dentist fills a need in the world’s poorest countries

What we do gives people hope. It’s a good feeling to help people who have so little”

  • Nov 3, 2018

“Speed Dating” at the Eye Doctor’s Office

Six-month checkups following cataract surgery take almost two hours as patients move…

  • Nov 3, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The conquest of rural B.C. nears completion

Chapter three: control MLA selection from party headquarters

GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation curbs extremist movements

Pioneer of B.C. electoral reform argues for yes vote in referendum

  • Oct 27, 2018

One simple rule to change society

My parents raised the five of us with a few basic, common…

  • Oct 27, 2018