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Island 'crowtographer' develops flocks of followers by focusing on curious crows

Island 'crowtographer' develops flocks of followers by focusing on curious crows

People have flocked to Colleen Wilson’s social-media pages, which boast 43,000 followers and myriad photos of the curious, intelligent and often pesky member of the corvid family.
Lawrie McFarlane: Nothing about the new iMac is simple or easy

Lawrie McFarlane: Nothing about the new iMac is simple or easy

Holding back on bad language to describe miserable new-computer experience
Charla Huber: I am not promoting toxic optimism, but I am promoting optimism

Charla Huber: I am not promoting toxic optimism, but I am promoting optimism

When we look for upsetting things, we find them.
Our Community: Land at Galiano's Cable Bay protected, Elk Lake swim helps hospital

Our Community: Land at Galiano's Cable Bay protected, Elk Lake swim helps hospital

Trevor Hancock: Health requires a well-being society

Trevor Hancock: Health requires a well-being society

Even here in Canada, there are ­dramatic inequalities in health.
Monique Keiran: As the glitter of December fades, we're stuck with January realities

Monique Keiran: As the glitter of December fades, we're stuck with January realities

The warm glow of the holidays has faded. It’s mid-January, and we face an unrelieved wintry forecast.
Geoff Johnson: Infamous charter flight to Mexico sign of declining interest in civility

Geoff Johnson: Infamous charter flight to Mexico sign of declining interest in civility

The signs of a move away from the simple civility that was once a hallmark of being Canadian are on show everywhere these days.
Our Community: Brother of girl who died of rare disease asks people to do good in her honour

Our Community: Brother of girl who died of rare disease asks people to do good in her honour

“I want my sister’s spirit to live on, inspiring the ­people she loved and those she never got the chance to meet,” says Felix Townsin.
Charla Huber: Pandemic inspires musician to trade Toronto apartment for van to Victoria

Charla Huber: Pandemic inspires musician to trade Toronto apartment for van to Victoria

With the pandemic ramping up, it can feel therapeutic to revisit simpler times.
Monique Keiran: Human sniffers help make air-quality tracking more accurate

Monique Keiran: Human sniffers help make air-quality tracking more accurate

A city’s smellscape changes as we move out and about, depending on where we are, the time of day, and the time of year.