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B.C. VIEWS: If this isn’t an Indigenous veto over development, what is?

Province surrenders salmon farms without scientific basis

The winter bird will find its own dark yesterdays

If you’re not sure what food is safe, let a winter bird…

  • Jan 5, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: For 2019, wishful thinking replaces evidence

‘CleanBC’ recycled strategies and gestures don’t help environment

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Poetry Month

“Performers” beware, ‘tis the season to scam

‘Tis the season to be scammed. If not by email, then through…

  • Dec 29, 2018

Dealing with loss over the holidays: take the pressure off yourself

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us.…

  • Dec 22, 2018

COLUMN: Dickens, Scrooge and the message of A Christmas Carol

Imagining a meeting between the author and the main character of a well-loved story, 175 years later

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

Government and postal union must respect each other as partners

They have permanent jobs that pay reasonable wages plus pensions and benefits.…

  • Dec 16, 2018

Even snow shovelling beats some TV programs

For the past week as we shivered through a cold spell I’ve…

  • Dec 15, 2018

Building a vocabulary one new word at a time

Have you ever met a new, unusual word while reading and the…

  • Dec 9, 2018

Modern-day Christmas is unsustainable

To say I’m not a fan of Christmas would be a major…

  • Dec 8, 2018

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

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