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Les Leyne: Destigmatizing was behind decriminalization

Les Leyne: Destigmatizing was behind decriminalization

It’s hard to see what comes next in year eight of the public health emergency, but the options are becoming more limited.
Commen: Consider evidence and experience in the war on drugs

Commen: Consider evidence and experience in the war on drugs

Harm reduction is the reason the number of dead are not double or perhaps even triple what they are now.
Letters May 10: FIFA World Cup costs; source of drug problem

Letters May 10: FIFA World Cup costs; source of drug problem

Readers’ letters, Victoria Times Colonist, May 10, 2024
Editorial: Transfer of wealth was not a priority during her campaign

Editorial: Transfer of wealth was not a priority during her campaign

How could supposedly sensible people come up with something that tone-deaf?
Letters May 9: Appreciating the book sale; support for the pro-Palestine protesters; stop at stop signs

Letters May 9: Appreciating the book sale; support for the pro-Palestine protesters; stop at stop signs

Bonanza of treasures from the TC book sale The Glenshiel retirement home has refreshed its library, thanks to the generous donors and the wonderful volunteers at the Times Colonist Book Sale.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Where the money comes from

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Where the money comes from

Comment: B.C. embeds mental health stigma and discrimination in legal regulation

Comment: B.C. embeds mental health stigma and discrimination in legal regulation

Bill 21 makes unwarranted assumptions, creates false and stigmatizing connections between lawyers experiencing health conditions and their competency.
Les Leyne: ICBC rebate is a good idea because NDP says so

Les Leyne: ICBC rebate is a good idea because NDP says so

A cabinet order coming very shortly will send the rebate idea to the B.C. Utilities Commission and give it 10 days to review whether this is the best possible use of $400 million.
Letters May 8: Support for school liaison officers; criticism of protests at UVic

Letters May 8: Support for school liaison officers; criticism of protests at UVic

Comment: Commentary on UVic encampment was misleading

Comment: Commentary on UVic encampment was misleading

The statements from protesters accuse UVic of being “morally tied” to events in Gaza but do not substantiate any legal complicity.