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Salt-marsh superpower: Blue marshlands store as much carbon as green forests

Salt-marsh superpower: Blue marshlands store as much carbon as green forests

The battle to save a mother lode of carbon in Cowichan-Koksilah Estuary
Charla Huber: It was my turn to get COVID

Charla Huber: It was my turn to get COVID

I didn’t experience any judgment and only received support.
Lawrie McFarlane: No study needed — just match sentence to repeat offender's record

Lawrie McFarlane: No study needed — just match sentence to repeat offender's record

B.C. attorney general is ducking responsibility
Geoff Johnson: India looks to Finland's education model

Geoff Johnson: India looks to Finland's education model

Our Community: Lantzville school takes a stand on environment

Our Community: Lantzville school takes a stand on environment

Plus: Wildfire preparedness in Sooke; Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship
Monique Keiran: Natural history specimens a barely tapped resource

Monique Keiran: Natural history specimens a barely tapped resource

Our Community: Hospital worker swims for seniors; concert aids Ukrainians

Our Community: Hospital worker swims for seniors; concert aids Ukrainians

Lucas Gentina is raising money to buy high-end ­wheelchairs designed to expand the horizons of the residents he sees every ­working day.
Lawrie McFarlane: We've lost a great chance to reform drug prices

Lawrie McFarlane: We've lost a great chance to reform drug prices

In case anyone took seriously Prime ­ Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to introduce a national pharmacare plan, this just out of Ottawa: The ­government will not proceed with drug pricing reforms promised two years ago.
Geoff Johnson: Would-be teachers deterred by house prices

Geoff Johnson: Would-be teachers deterred by house prices

As a teacher in 1972, I could afford a house in the Lower ­Mainland — or pretty much anywhere else in B.C. That's not the case anymore.
Charla Huber: Dental coverage plan will change lives

Charla Huber: Dental coverage plan will change lives

"I am lucky that my teeth grew straight, I never needed my wisdom teeth removed, and I got my first cavity at 27. I know that not all kids who don’t see the dentist have that privilege."