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Monique Keiran: Vaccine mandates no surprise given long-term COVID costs

Monique Keiran: Vaccine mandates no surprise given long-term COVID costs

COVID-related healthcare spending surge in Canada could reach a record $308 billion in 2021
Two decades after a downtown ridealong, policing challenges have only grown

Two decades after a downtown ridealong, policing challenges have only grown

It might be a good idea to find alternative ways to deal with a lot of calls that default to police, but it isn't always as neat and tidy as some believe, writes Jack Knox.
Our Community: Raising money for environmental projects; residences renamed; Abkhazi volunteers honoured

Our Community: Raising money for environmental projects; residences renamed; Abkhazi volunteers honoured

Trevor Hancock: Doctors and nurses declare a climate Code Red for B.C.

Trevor Hancock: Doctors and nurses declare a climate Code Red for B.C.

“The climate and ecological crisis is a health crisis."
Geoff Johnson: Artificial intelligence can never replace classroom teachers

Geoff Johnson: Artificial intelligence can never replace classroom teachers

Machine-learning systems can be fooled or confounded by new situations.
Charla Huber: 'Being right' should never be the goal

Charla Huber: 'Being right' should never be the goal

You can share a different view on the topic without telling someone they are wrong
Lawrie McFarlane: Upbeat John Horgan has earned his popularity

Lawrie McFarlane: Upbeat John Horgan has earned his popularity

According to polling firm Angus Reid, John Horgan is the most popular premier in Canada
Behind the curtain: COVID patients in ICU are younger and sicker, and many won't make it

Behind the curtain: COVID patients in ICU are younger and sicker, and many won't make it

While some continue to underestimate its deadliness — even its existence — COVID is both visible and loud in the halls of Royal Jubilee’s fifth-floor ICU.
Our Community: Traffic safety scholarships, tea boxes raise funds for at-risk youth

Our Community: Traffic safety scholarships, tea boxes raise funds for at-risk youth

A good-news roundup from around Vancouver Island.
Geoff Johnson: What is on-screen violence doing to our kids?

Geoff Johnson: What is on-screen violence doing to our kids?

Research has shown that ­viewing violent acts on TV and in the movies affects adults and especially children in negative ways.