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Lawrie McFarlane: NDP needs to rein in its wild horses or see a repeat of 2001

Lawrie McFarlane: NDP needs to rein in its wild horses or see a repeat of 2001

First off, we’re back to deficit financing again, at levels never before contemplated, and with no end in sight.
Monique Keiran: Canadian governments still spend billions on fossil-fuel subsidies

Monique Keiran: Canadian governments still spend billions on fossil-fuel subsidies

In 2019, Canada’s oil and gas sector accounted for 191 megatonnes of greenhouse-gas emissions. Almost half of that amount is produced by the oilsands.
Charla Huber: Knowing younger kids can soon be vaccinated is a relief

Charla Huber: Knowing younger kids can soon be vaccinated is a relief

I am one of the parents eagerly waiting for a COVID vaccine for children ages five to 11 years old to be approved by Health Canada.
Trevor Hancock: Becoming a One Planet region starts with food

Trevor Hancock: Becoming a One Planet region starts with food

The good news is that most, if not all, of our local municipalities have declared a climate emergency and created a climate action plan, as has the CRD.
New life for an old hotel: Ladysmith's historic Temperance undergoes a major renovation

New life for an old hotel: Ladysmith's historic Temperance undergoes a major renovation

It was once home to alcohol-abstaining coal miners and served as an isolation hospital during the Spanish Flu outbreak more than a century ago.
Everything you need to know, from a dog's point of view

Everything you need to know, from a dog's point of view

For dog lovers, Adrian Raeside's latest collection gets five tail-wags out of five
Our Community: Call for youth poet laureate, mental-health help for first responders

Our Community: Call for youth poet laureate, mental-health help for first responders

The City of Victoria is looking for applications for next year’s Youth Poet Laureate.
Geoff Johnson: Microcredentials offer a chance to keep learning in your career

Geoff Johnson: Microcredentials offer a chance to keep learning in your career

For university graduates these days, a chosen major isn’t a commitment to a ­permanent, life-long career
Lawrie McFarlane: Demand for trigger warnings a sign of failure to grow up

Lawrie McFarlane: Demand for trigger warnings a sign of failure to grow up

How will those who want content warnings on works of fiction face the realities of everyday life, asks Lawrie McFarlane
Charla Huber: It's a second pandemic Halloween, so mask up and have fun

Charla Huber: It's a second pandemic Halloween, so mask up and have fun

Living in these trying times, we all have to assess our own comfort level through it all