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Comment: Better bus service is needed to fill the gaps

Comment: Better bus service is needed to fill the gaps

A commentary by Todd Litman, the executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute.
Comment: The Royal B.C. Museum doesn't care what you think

Comment: The Royal B.C. Museum doesn't care what you think

A commentary by Geoff Russ, a Haida journalist, writer, and University of Victoria graduate.
Geoff Johnson: Kids need empathy training in school so they don't turn into 'me first' adults

Geoff Johnson: Kids need empathy training in school so they don't turn into 'me first' adults

Students in Denmark have mandatory empathy classes as part of the school curriculum. Why not here?
Trevor Hancock: Mother Nature has shown us that 'business as usual' is a disaster

Trevor Hancock: Mother Nature has shown us that 'business as usual' is a disaster

Here in B.C., we have experienced the heat dome, disastrous forest fires and now horrendous floods. What drives all these events is climate change, to which B.C. is a significant contributor.
Charla Huber: With a vaccine and a treat bag, Island Health goes the extra mile

Charla Huber: With a vaccine and a treat bag, Island Health goes the extra mile

Charla Huber's daughter was fourth in line on the first day of vaccines for younger kids, vibrating with excitement, the same way a kid might be while waiting for a roller-coaster or an ice-cream sundae.
Monique Keiran: Marine life could feel impact of floods for years to come

Monique Keiran: Marine life could feel impact of floods for years to come

The recent rains and floods likely washed many land-based parasites into the region’s waterways. How they will affect animals living downstream remains to be seen.
Lawrie McFarlane: Biden's low popularity could have a savage outcome: a Trump comeback

Lawrie McFarlane: Biden's low popularity could have a savage outcome: a Trump comeback

Hardly a year into Joe Biden’s ­presidency, how did it come to this, with a poll showing Donald Trump beating Biden for the presidency in 2024?
Letters Dec. 4: Explaining departure of Saanich's top staffer; whether to celebrate return of cruise ships; leaves in bike lanes

Letters Dec. 4: Explaining departure of Saanich's top staffer; whether to celebrate return of cruise ships; leaves in bike lanes

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Travel rules

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Travel rules

Comment: Blind people's lives threatened by bike-lane design

Comment: Blind people's lives threatened by bike-lane design