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Geoff Johnson: Back-to-basics push about politics and the past, not the future

Geoff Johnson: Back-to-basics push about politics and the past, not the future

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce thinks Ontario’s teaching of reading needs smartening up, even though Ontario ranked second overall in reading internationally and nationally
Our Community: Hand project raising funds, Oak Bay votes for fox's den sculpture

Our Community: Hand project raising funds, Oak Bay votes for fox's den sculpture

The Victoria Hand Project, which helps create prosthetic arms and hands, is working with local partners to open a new clinic in Kyiv, Ukraine
B.C.'s kelp forests more ancient than once thought, study finds

B.C.'s kelp forests more ancient than once thought, study finds

Kelp fossils found in the Olympic Peninsula suggest the marine 'forests' are more than 32 million years old, double previous estimates.
Warming seas threaten existence of sea snails in B.C.'s Strait of Georgia

Warming seas threaten existence of sea snails in B.C.'s Strait of Georgia

A new study has found a rise in marine temperature could spell doom for the Strait of Georgia's dogwhelk population.
Trevor Hancock: The fossil-fuel industry is the new tobacco

Trevor Hancock: The fossil-fuel industry is the new tobacco

Not only does it disregard the wellbeing of people and the planet in its pursuit of profit, it uses many of the same tactics — even consultants — as the tobacco industry
Geoff Johnson: Move to ditch SATS raises concerns about relying on school transcripts

Geoff Johnson: Move to ditch SATS raises concerns about relying on school transcripts

The question left hanging is whether the transcripts from high school A are equivalent to those from high school B
David Sovka: Physical violence and other birthday traditions

David Sovka: Physical violence and other birthday traditions

In Spain, they tug hard on your ear once for every year you’ve lived. In the 1970s Canada, they banged your bum on the ground, once for every year, and fed you cake containing choking hazards
Community: Classic boat vote, tea dance, art lectures

Community: Classic boat vote, tea dance, art lectures

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is encouraging the public to vote — and tell others to vote — for the SV Dorothy in the 2024 Classic Boat Awards.
Salmon skyline: Fish gondola takes wild coho conservation to new heights

Salmon skyline: Fish gondola takes wild coho conservation to new heights

Each fall, upwards of 25 volunteers join an expedition to a remote section of the Vancouver Island river to trap spawning coho to take back to a hatchery at Comox Lake
Songs may help protect silver-haired bats from wind turbines

Songs may help protect silver-haired bats from wind turbines

The discovery that silver-haired bats sing is allowing bat biologists to record their locations, so they aren’t killed by wind-power development