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Charla Huber: The privilege of having everything you want for Christmas

Charla Huber: The privilege of having everything you want for Christmas

My daughter asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I was sitting in our new living room, on the first new couch I’ve ever purchased in my life, and I said: “There is nothing else I need.”
Our Community: For those in need, a chance to get free plumbing or to win a car; giving the gift of sports

Our Community: For those in need, a chance to get free plumbing or to win a car; giving the gift of sports

For two days, six plumbers with Rather Be Plumbing will take on calls for free for those in need, while the Victoria Cool Aid Society has once again partnered with King’s Auto Sales to offer a free car to someone deserving
Monique Keiran: Flooding, flu and high costs may chase turkey off Christmas table this year

Monique Keiran: Flooding, flu and high costs may chase turkey off Christmas table this year

The B.C. Poultry Association is warning of possible holiday turkey shortages amid a highly infectious and deadly strain of bird flu, which follows last year’s flood losses
Trevor Hancock: In tackling biodiversity loss, it's actions that matter, not words

Trevor Hancock: In tackling biodiversity loss, it's actions that matter, not words

The degradation of nature and loss of biodiversity is a degradation of and loss to humanity, an existential threat to society, and indeed to humanity as a whole.
Geoff Johnson: Book banning is on the rise again

Geoff Johnson: Book banning is on the rise again

The age-old tradition of book banning, if not burning, is alive and well and back in the local news.
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.
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
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.
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.
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