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Falling in the gap: Giant trees are still being logged amid old-growth funding lag for B.C. First Nations

Falling in the gap: Giant trees are still being logged amid old-growth funding lag for B.C. First Nations

The province has yet to announce significant funding to support the complex process for First Nations to consider how to preserve old growth while developing alternative sources of revenue and economic opportunities aligned with stewardship goals.
Our Community: Gingerbread Showcase opens, students host banquet for Ukraine

Our Community: Gingerbread Showcase opens, students host banquet for Ukraine

The Gingerbread Showcase, now in its 14th year, features amateur and professional bakers creating edible masterpieces that are free to view over the Christmas season.
Geoff Johnson: From 'sage on the stage' to 'guide on the side'

Geoff Johnson: From 'sage on the stage' to 'guide on the side'

Access to the world of information technology has made it possible for teachers to foster the all-important role of curiosity in learning.
Charla Huber: Amanda Todd's sextortion predator needs a global sentence

Charla Huber: Amanda Todd's sextortion predator needs a global sentence

If there are victims in several countries, each country should be able to prosecute, and if proven guilty, bad actors should be serving sentences from every jurisdiction where their victims live.
Monique Keiran: Harmful beauty products the triumph of fashion sense over good sense

Monique Keiran: Harmful beauty products the triumph of fashion sense over good sense

Although many of the most concerning substances are no longer used in beauty products in Canada, in some cases they’ve merely been replaced with other chemicals that may be just as harmful
Trevor Hancock: Playing field needs to be tilted in favour of low-income countries for a while

Trevor Hancock: Playing field needs to be tilted in favour of low-income countries for a while

Many of the problems faced by low-income countries are rooted in systems, institutions and corporations set up largely to benefit high-income countries.
Trevor Hancock: Why can’t we use the ‘F’ words?

Trevor Hancock: Why can’t we use the ‘F’ words?

In the more than 4,000 words of the Sharm el-Sheikh document, the words “fossil fuels” appear just once
Anna's Angels: 'No holds barred' weddings for couples dealing with terminal illness

Anna's Angels: 'No holds barred' weddings for couples dealing with terminal illness

Planning a typical wedding is an intense undertaking at the best of times, but it’s unfathomable to plan for a wedding when your partner could pass away at any time
Charla Huber: Bomb shelters are too small in Ukraine's schools

Charla Huber: Bomb shelters are too small in Ukraine's schools

As our lives speed up and we are back into hectic lives, it’s easy to get sucked into the vacuum of only seeing things near us.
Monique Keiran: Gratification and self-restraint lock horns in holiday shopping season

Monique Keiran: Gratification and self-restraint lock horns in holiday shopping season

The allure of deals may even ­persuade some people to toss aside budgets.
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