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The Editor’s Desk: Christmas questions answered

Is the thought of another fraught family Christmas dinner getting you down? The answers are here!

The Editor’s Desk: The urge to create

Why do we devote so much time and effort to fleeting pleasures?

Victoria Report from Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart

Supports available to those in need in our community

  • Dec 4, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: Winter driving wonderland

How good and responsible a winter driver are you? Take this quiz and find out!

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

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

The Editor’s Desk: A trip back in time

A photograph from the distant past conjures up memories.

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Christmas present from 1971 finally opened
Beams of light honour victims on Polytechnique anniversary
Mulroney fights tears in tribute to Bush
NHL approves Seattle expansion

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

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

The Editor’s Desk: Mom, what’s a cheque?

Random thoughts on archaic items, chaotic debates, and respecting Remembrance Day

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

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

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.

Victoria Report: Local representation could be lost

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says local connections could be lost with switch to PR

  • Nov 7, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: Sixpence on the meter

Avoiding ‘fossilisation’ when it comes to literary works is a difficult task

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

The Editor’s Desk: Lost in translation

Is it really necessary to translate British words to American ones for a U.S. audience?

Victoria Report: Back in local communities

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart recently toured the riding and met with constituents.

  • Nov 2, 2018

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

Chapter three: control MLA selection from party headquarters