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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 01 2013

I think our community is reeling a bit, right now. The loss of three of our young sons (preceded by the loss of an 18-year-old girl under the cruelest of circumstances) with a fourth still missing, and a family still in agony. Two of our teachers, just gone. Flooding that cost people their homes and livelihoods.

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 18 2013

Ed note: The following is a press release issued byt the BC government:

Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, announced today that BC Hydro will offer new options for customers who have put their smart meters on hold.

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 18 2013

Mr. Harper:

I write about your directing our military to revert to the use of British military rank insignias and designations after 45 years of a home-grown Canadian system. I also note that you previously had directed our services to revert to 'Royal' services in name, indicating service under the Queen of England.

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Jul 09 2013

I’d had my column already written; the topic was Canada’s war in Afghanistan. Then the events at the Victoria Legislature hit the news, and it is clear that something must be said about that.

by Rafe Mair on Friday Jul 05 2013

It was ten years ago that I was unceremoniously dumped by CKNW, where I had been for 19 years - nearly 16 as the morning host.

What does that have to do with an environmental web page?

Modesty is not my long suit and I believe that had I stayed, the general public would have been infinitely better served on environmental issues.

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Jul 02 2013

At least 30 officials in the communities that make up Metro Vancouver earn a base salary that put them among the top one per cent of all income earners in Canada, as do two more at Metro Vancouver itself and another seven at TransLink.

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Jun 26 2013

And the time is flying, seven candles burning low.

It's the new world rising from the shackles of the old.

If we could -- just -- join hands...        --- Led Zepplin, The Rover

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 19 2013

I was just saying the other day that it's been a long time since I penned a good old-fashioned rant deriding the moronic behaviour of members of our society who seem to find themselves with a common sense deficit – but really, I've had nothing to complain about, being surrounded by largely thoughtful, reasonable, competent people.

by Murray Dobbin on Tuesday Jun 18 2013

We are so accustomed to the connection between political parties and democracy that to question the relationship between the two might seem absurd.

by Miranda Holmes on Monday Jun 17 2013

Unless you are a magazine publisher, you’ve probably never heard of the Canada Magazine Fund.