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Sea searchers: How a sea of volunteers is saving lives on B.C.'s coast

Sea searchers: How a sea of volunteers is saving lives on B.C.'s coast

If you get into trouble on the ocean, a team of volunteers is ready to help.
Our Community: Decorating Jeneece Place for the holidays, pizzas for firefighters

Our Community: Decorating Jeneece Place for the holidays, pizzas for firefighters

Geoff Johnson: Kids need empathy training in school so they don't turn into 'me first' adults

Geoff Johnson: Kids need empathy training in school so they don't turn into 'me first' adults

Students in Denmark have mandatory empathy classes as part of the school curriculum. Why not here?
Trevor Hancock: Mother Nature has shown us that 'business as usual' is a disaster

Trevor Hancock: Mother Nature has shown us that 'business as usual' is a disaster

Here in B.C., we have experienced the heat dome, disastrous forest fires and now horrendous floods. What drives all these events is climate change, to which B.C. is a significant contributor.
Charla Huber: With a vaccine and a treat bag, Island Health goes the extra mile for kids

Charla Huber: With a vaccine and a treat bag, Island Health goes the extra mile for kids

Charla Huber's daughter was fourth in line on the first day of vaccines for younger kids, vibrating with excitement, the same way a kid might be while waiting for a roller-coaster or an ice-cream sundae.
Monique Keiran: Marine life could feel impact of floods for years to come

Monique Keiran: Marine life could feel impact of floods for years to come

The recent rains and floods likely washed many land-based parasites into the region’s waterways. How they will affect animals living downstream remains to be seen.
Lawrie McFarlane: Biden's low popularity could have a savage outcome: a Trump comeback

Lawrie McFarlane: Biden's low popularity could have a savage outcome: a Trump comeback

Hardly a year into Joe Biden’s ­presidency, how did it come to this, with a poll showing Donald Trump beating Biden for the presidency in 2024?
Charla Huber: Gas hoarders should realize the value of everyone having what they need

Charla Huber: Gas hoarders should realize the value of everyone having what they need

Lawrie McFarlane: A few historical contenders for medical lawsuits

Lawrie McFarlane: A few historical contenders for medical lawsuits

Geoff Johnson: Kids need time for unstructured play, after pandemic put damper on activity

Geoff Johnson: Kids need time for unstructured play, after pandemic put damper on activity

A survey found that less than 3% of kids were meeting the 24-hour movement guideline, dropping to 1.5% for kids with ­disabilities