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Charla Huber: There are good reasons for the $789-million museum project

Charla Huber: There are good reasons for the $789-million museum project

One outcome of our pandemic ­experience is disconnect, and it’s not surprising.
Trevor Hancock: When Canada permits loss of marshes, forests, it's a carbon bomber

Trevor Hancock: When Canada permits loss of marshes, forests, it's a carbon bomber

The concept of the ­carbon budget — the amount of CO2 that can be released into the ­atmosphere globally without pushing global heating above 1.5 C — is key to understanding carbon bombs.
Monique Keiran: If you're gardening this spring, you're an optimist

Monique Keiran: If you're gardening this spring, you're an optimist

"Gardening is an exercise in ­optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience." That was certainly the case this spring in B.C.
Geoff Johnson: Colleges increasingly waiving standardized tests for admission

Geoff Johnson: Colleges increasingly waiving standardized tests for admission

Nearly 2,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. have publicly announced that they will not require the SAT or American College Testing for admission in fall 2022.
Lawrie McFarlane: Court verdict on extreme intoxication fails common-sense test

Lawrie McFarlane: Court verdict on extreme intoxication fails common-sense test

If an intoxicated man can summon the will and physical ­self-mastery to break into a woman's bedroom, overpower and rape her, can we really say he doesn't know what he's doing?
Comment: Act of reconciliation? No, it's just political cover

Comment: Act of reconciliation? No, it's just political cover

A commentary by the Green MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation.
Comment: A better way to get citizens involved in decisions

Comment: A better way to get citizens involved in decisions

When done right, public input can help council increase the quality and legitimacy of its decisions.
Les Leyne: I've also committed fashion crimes, but not the sort that end up in court

Les Leyne: I've also committed fashion crimes, but not the sort that end up in court

Former legislature clerk Craig James' expensing of clothing purchases got him in trouble
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Food prices

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Food prices

Comment: Museum communication efforts fell far short

Comment: Museum communication efforts fell far short

A commentary by an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.