Columnists

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

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

The Editor’s Desk: Different Christmas traditions

There are subtle differences between Canada and Britain when it comes to Christmas

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

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

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

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  • 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.

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