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Minimum wage increase overdue

It's a search every bit as challenging as expeditions to find the sea-serpent Cadborosaurus -- the hunt for the day the provincial government considers it the "right time" to raise the minimum wage. In B.C.

Jody Paterson: A bridge too fast brings a sharp rebuke

OK, I get Victoria Coun. Lynn Hunter's concern about deciding things by referendum. Direct democracy can be an unpredictable and potentially harmful form of governance, as the state of California can attest.

Officers went above, beyond call of duty

In light of the negative press that highlights our national police force in less than flattering circumstances, I thought it fitting to submit a Boxing Day story.

RCMP warrant raises scandal questions

There's an entire public administration course waiting to be taught based on the 99-page document the RCMP prepared to obtain a search warrant in the Danderfer scandal. Set aside all the unproven allegations of criminal conduct.

Down, but far from out, says premier

The theme of Premier Gordon Campbell's speech at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention yesterday was all about how the spirit of B.C.

Problem-betting cuts deplorable

It makes no sense to slash problem gambling programs just as the government takes another huge leap into expanded betting.

Thanks for the guidance, parenting experts

Bus fracas spawned much advice, mostly from childless people

Jody Paterson: Fight back

these cuts do lasting harm

Editorial: Government is not a business

The B.C. government has announced that provincial ministries will no longer be allowed to recruit or hire their own personnel. In accordance with a new "Corporate Human Resource Plan," these functions are being centralized.

A new kind of Seven Wonders that we can create

The new century is only nine years old and already our prospects for the future can seem like a montage of hopelessness and despair.