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The Editor’s Desk: You should’ve asked

A comic about what a French author calls the ‘mental load’ strikes a chord

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

The Editor’s Desk: Technology is a double-edged sword

Technology can do wonders, but we have to be careful how we use it (and what we believe)

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

The Editor’s Desk: Weird winter weather

Is it ususal to have this little snow in January? In a word: no.

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart warns that there could be challenges ahead for farmers and ranchers

  • Jan 30, 2019
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Police lay first degree murder charge after death of 11-year-old girl
Canada's flag turns 54 today
Trudeau says government respected rule of law on SNC-Lavalin
People are spending more on Valentine's Day, but celebrating it less

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

The Editor’s Desk: Shuttering the shopfronts

More and more brick and mortar retailers are falling victim to online shopping. Is there a solution?

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

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

  • Jan 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

The Editor’s Desk: Keep Calm and Stock Up

A new breed of person is abroad in Britain: preppers, who are stocking up in case of Brexit chaos

B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest

‘Military invasion’ claims fly around the world in seconds

The Editor’s Desk: Who are you calling old?

It’s a shock to realize that things you remember as recent took place a loooong time ago

COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?

Taking care of business is no one’s business but your own

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

Province surrenders salmon farms without scientific basis

Victoria Report: An eventful 2018

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart looks back at 2018

  • Jan 2, 2019

The Editor’s Desk: No comment on resolutions

Best not to answer if you’re asked about your New Year’s resolutions

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

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

The Editor’s Desk: Farewell to a faithful friend

It’s been a daily companion for nearly two years, but a battered notebook nears the end