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CRD sewage boss's full contract

CRD sewage boss's full contract

The Capital Regional District's new sewage treatment boss hasn't even started his job yet, but his lucrative contract has attracted controversy.
Colin Kenny: Canadian Conservatives lag behind U.S.

Colin Kenny: Canadian Conservatives lag behind U.S.

It beats me why so many American conservatives have smartened up about when it makes sense to send people to jail when Canadian conservatives — at least the ones who count — clearly haven’t. It wasn’t always this way.
Kate Heartfield: Ideology hasn’t quite disappeared

Kate Heartfield: Ideology hasn’t quite disappeared

My colleague Michael Den Tandt recently wrote: “There is no left or right or even a middle, per se, any longer” in federal politics. Conservatives champion gay rights and New Democrats are vaguely pro-trade.
Comment: Province is failing to protect water supplies

Comment: Province is failing to protect water supplies

Here’s a question that our provincial government ought to be able to answer but can’t: How much water is the world’s biggest bottled water seller withdrawing from wells in British Columbia? The province doesn’t know because it isn’t asking.
Shamrocks creating a buzz

Shamrocks creating a buzz

There is a buzz in the air, and we’re not talking about those pesky wasps floating around town of late.
Shamrocks creating a buzz

Shamrocks creating a buzz

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Comment: We all need education on mobility-scooter issues

Comment: We all need education on mobility-scooter issues

As Sidney and the Union of B.C. Municipalities look to toughening regulations regarding the use of mobility devices, they should look also at how everyone interacts — pedestrians, vehicle drivers and those using scooters.
Naomi Lakritz: Quebec’s xenophobia should not be ignored

Naomi Lakritz: Quebec’s xenophobia should not be ignored

The Parti Québécois is turning Quebec into a xenophobic hellhole where the Charter rights of Canadian citizens to freedom of religion and freedom of expression are about to be revoked.
10 reasons to not complain about paying for online news

10 reasons to not complain about paying for online news

It was the kind of coincidence Alanis Morissette sings songs about. Less than a week after my last blog entry , which talked about the increased cost of an online subscription, our website experienced its worst outage in nearly a year.
Iain Hunter: The North no longer Cold War bulwark

Iain Hunter: The North no longer Cold War bulwark

Back in 2010, Prime Minister Stephen Harper went north of 60 in a fighting mood, with clenched fists.