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by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Jul 11 2018

“Travel broadens the mind.”

“Einstein said Time isn’t really Real.”  -- James Taylor, Secret of Life

A Traveller’s Chaos, A Writer’s Coherence

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday Jul 11 2018

Electoral Reform : My Personal Fact Check #1

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 10 2018

Our old first-past-the-post voting system isn’t fair. It doesn’t work to support democracy. It works for political insiders. Those insiders know how to use the system to get elected without having support from the majority of all voters.

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday Jul 10 2018

To The Editor:

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 10 2018

AstroTurf looks and feels like grass — in an all-too-perfect way. But it’s not grass.

Now the well-known artificial turf’s brand name has taken on a new meaning, referring to purported “grassroots” efforts that are actually funded and supported by industry and political entities.

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 10 2018

Life is never simple, and one decision is generally followed by more decisions. If a majority of voters choose a change to a proportional representation system for BC, more decisions must be made.

Here, we explain how the referendum will be held and what decisions may follow – depending on the outcome – and who will make them.

The referendum:

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 08 2018

As summer approaches and people look for things to do over the coming weeks, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is offering fun ideas that help out nature.

Our individual actions can have big impacts and NCC has launched its second annual cross-country Small Acts of Conservation challenge.

by Dermod Travis on Friday Jul 06 2018

Move over Quebec, the mantle has been passed.

With last week's release of Dirty Money, the report on money laundering in B.C. casinos by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German, the province that Maclean's Magazine once called the most corrupt in Canada now finds itself an also ran to B.C.

by Linda Larson on Wednesday Jul 04 2018

And now we have the heat. Last year’s cycle seems to be repeating itself- first with flood levels far above the old “normal” followed by a heat wave. We were very fortunate last year not to have the massive fires in this region that the Cariboo experienced but the danger is very real. Despite all the water, the surface of the ground is very dry with a lot of fuel on our hills.

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 04 2018

Last week, I promised to summarize in this part the differences between our current voting system, called First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) and Proportional Representation systems.

Most people understand how we vote now, with FPTP

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