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Monique Keiran: Vacation joy is often in the anticipation

Monique Keiran: Vacation joy is often in the anticipation

A friend started a long-planned vacation last week. I interrupted her last-minute preparations with a phone call to wish her a happy and safe journey. “You must be really looking forward to this.” “Umm, yes, now I am.
Comment: The importance of finding the courage to be kind

Comment: The importance of finding the courage to be kind

I live in the Cook and Pandora neighbourhood, and I owe a debt of gratitude to the folks who frequent Our Place for helping me to overcome my fear of my own neighbourhood.
The senses fade but spirit doesn't

The senses fade but spirit doesn't

“Mom, my finger… my finger… it hurts,” Evan screamed. “Quick, get it out, get it out!” I took his hand and gently turned it to see what had happened.
Comment: LNG a chance to transform B.C.’s economy

Comment: LNG a chance to transform B.C.’s economy

British Columbia has a unique opportunity to create thousands of jobs and generate revenues in excess of $100 billion over the next 30 years, while also facilitating positive environmental change with the world’s cleanest-burning fossil fuel.
Shannon Corregan: Horrific stories must start needed discussion

Shannon Corregan: Horrific stories must start needed discussion

Last week, media reported that Ian Mosby — a food historian at the University of Guelph — had uncovered records that revealed that the federal government of Canada was engaged in health experiments on First Nations children and adults during the 1940
Naomi Lakritz: Politicians, please, just say no to dumb stuff

Naomi Lakritz: Politicians, please, just say no to dumb stuff

So Fort McMurray MLA Mike Allen says he has gone back to Alberta “to face the music.
Les Leyne: Health authorities hunt for savings

Les Leyne: Health authorities hunt for savings

Health Minister Terry Lake has been fielding questions lately about curtailments and extra costs for patients. He’d better get used to it.
L. Ian Macdonald: What to look for in coming throne speech

L. Ian Macdonald: What to look for in coming throne speech

After the cabinet shuffle, the throne speech is the next major item of business for the federal Conservative government as it tries to break out of a deep midterm slump.
Comment: Too many tests undercut the medical system

Comment: Too many tests undercut the medical system

In spite of the B.C. Liberal government increasing funding for medicare, the wait lists have become untenable. The “crisis” concerning colonoscopies is a current example.
Good thing it's Camp Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre...and not Camp Crystal Lake!

Good thing it's Camp Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre...and not Camp Crystal Lake!

Upon getting out of the car one morning (from time to time I bum a ride instead of walking or riding my bike...I know, sounds lazy...for me anyway) my husband makes a joke about dropping me off at day camp.