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'Dazzling' dioramas a flashback to the '60s, Beatlemania and psychedelia

'Dazzling' dioramas a flashback to the '60s, Beatlemania and psychedelia

Dioramas feature dozens of tiny items clipped out of old magazines or handmade by an unknown artist, and originally came from the estate of a Victoria art collector.
Geoff Johnson: How to steer kids through the social-media labyrinth

Geoff Johnson: How to steer kids through the social-media labyrinth

Adult vigilance is key when kids are navigating the complex world of social media
Trevor Hancock: Decline and collapse unpalatable, but not implausible

Trevor Hancock: Decline and collapse unpalatable, but not implausible

While we don’t like to contemplate catastrophe, if we don’t, we can’t hope to avoid it.
Charla Huber: I have learned the transformational power of education

Charla Huber: I have learned the transformational power of education

I was a kid who always enjoyed school and learning, but for many years, I tried to hide my school successes.
Monique Keiran: Crabs have good reason to be crabby

Monique Keiran: Crabs have good reason to be crabby

The Dungeness crab is likely to be seriously affected in multiple ways by climate change over the coming decades, researchers say, battling everything from rising shell-damaging ocean acidity to low oxygen levels.
Helicopter TEAAM touches down on Island, offers new solution for remote rescue

Helicopter TEAAM touches down on Island, offers new solution for remote rescue

With its goal of bringing advanced life support medical care to the most remote settings in the province, Squamish-based Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical has expanded its services to Campbell River.
Reflections on the extraordinary power of 'slow water'

Reflections on the extraordinary power of 'slow water'

In her new book, Water Always Wins, environmental journalist Erica Gies says stop resisting, just go with the flow.
Our Community: Wild ARC's quarter-century of saving animals

Our Community: Wild ARC's quarter-century of saving animals

A roundup of good-news stories from around Vancouver Island. This week: Wild ARC celebrates a milestone, Silver Threads offers free classes, and group raises funds for a new community fridge.
Geoff Johnson: What I didn't learn at school haunts me yet

Geoff Johnson: What I didn't learn at school haunts me yet

There are lots of things it would be useful to learn in school: how to hold a conversation, how to handle personal finances, how to carry out basic home repairs.
Charla Huber: Well-intentioned statements can miss the mark

Charla Huber: Well-intentioned statements can miss the mark

Charla Huber tackles a tough conversation on diversity — or lack thereof — in our community.