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Monique Keiran: Smaller bigleaf maple leaves sign of distress from hot, dry weather

Monique Keiran: Smaller bigleaf maple leaves sign of distress from hot, dry weather

The maples also seemed to be dropping leaves in August and even July this year
Trevor Hancock: Working toward a One Planet Saanich

Trevor Hancock: Working toward a One Planet Saanich

This region has an ecological footprint of around three to four planets, according to experts
Geoff Johnson: Chronicle of mob mentality clearly still relevant after 180 years

Geoff Johnson: Chronicle of mob mentality clearly still relevant after 180 years

In 1841, Scottish writer Charles Mackay wrote a bestseller titled Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
‘Receding before our eyes’: Island glaciers likely to be all gone by mid-century

‘Receding before our eyes’: Island glaciers likely to be all gone by mid-century

Vancouver Island’s glaciers are disappearing — and fast. About 40 of the ice packs exist — on average, about a third of a kilometre in size along the long mountainous spine of the Island — but none of them will last much longer, says a glaciologist.
Lawrie McFarlane: We should be asked what needs to be done, not told

Lawrie McFarlane: We should be asked what needs to be done, not told

This is a closer look at an issue I raised earlier this month. Recent events have given added weight to the matter. When hospitals have insufficient resources to treat everyone, triage is the practice used to decide who gets help.
Monique Keiran: Rare light show on south coast the result of a solar storm

Monique Keiran: Rare light show on south coast the result of a solar storm

A rare display of aurora borealis lit up the night sky over the south coast a couple of weeks ago. On Oct. 12, beginning around 9:30 p.m., even those living in the Lower Mainland and on the Island had the chance to enjoy the light show.
Our Community: Carole James, Bonnie Henry among those honoured by City of Victoria

Our Community: Carole James, Bonnie Henry among those honoured by City of Victoria

Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry is one of 25 recipients of the City of ­Victoria’s 2021 Honorary Citizen Awards, which ­recognize individuals for outstanding ­service and personal achievements for the betterment of the community.
Charla Huber: Will sleeping behind the wheel eventually be the norm?

Charla Huber: Will sleeping behind the wheel eventually be the norm?

When I worked as a newspaper reporter, each year I ordered a special planner book that I could easily tuck inside my camera bag, and I took it everywhere. In it, I recorded every interview, ­meeting and photo op that I needed to attend.
Trevor Hancock: Sadly, B.C. is still treating nature as resource to be exploited

Trevor Hancock: Sadly, B.C. is still treating nature as resource to be exploited

In this series of columns, I am exploring the UN’s call for humanity to make peace with nature. Last week, I noted that B.C.’s ­government is failing to act, or is taking inadequate action, on climate change. This week, I look at B.C.
Trevor Hancock: B.C. fails to take adequate action on climate crisis

Trevor Hancock: B.C. fails to take adequate action on climate crisis

By recognizing that “humanity is waging war on nature,” the United Nations arrived at the idea of making peace with nature. Regrettably, the B.C.