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Comment: What we’ve learned in 65 years of peacekeeping

Comment: What we’ve learned in 65 years of peacekeeping

Decades after its first mission in 1948, United Nations peacekeeping is as controversial today as it was then. Sixty-five years ago this week, on May 29, 1948, officers were sent to monitor the truce established following the first Arab-Israeli war.
William Watson: So what should we do with all that wheat?

William Watson: So what should we do with all that wheat?

In the crop year 2011-12, Canada exported 32.1 million tonnes of grain and wheat flour. That’s pretty close to one tonne for every man, woman and child in the country.
Shannon Corregan: Scandals a mix of exhilaration, comfort

Shannon Corregan: Scandals a mix of exhilaration, comfort

It’s always exciting when Canadian problems make American news. We like to know when they’re talking about us, if only to verify that they haven’t completely forgotten we’re here.
What's in a Parade?

What's in a Parade?

Sunday i s Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue ’s big day: the re-enactment of a historic parade that occurred with great fanfare on June 2, 1863.
Comment: Let’s make a difference

Comment: Let’s make a difference

While acknowledging the challenges faced by Victoria’s downtown as a result of the economic downturn, it is important to recognize the great work that is being done in our community to boost downtown’s capacity to remain the economic driver of our re
Comment: Reasons for optimism

Comment: Reasons for optimism

The ongoing discussion about downtown Victoria is a reflection of the passion our citizens have for the core of our community. We voice both our pride and our concerns because we care.
David Bly: Compliments won’t scar your children

David Bly: Compliments won’t scar your children

As we were raising our busy tribe of children, we were blessed with an abundance of unsolicited parenting advice.
L. Ian MacDonald: Despite scandals, Senate does good work

L. Ian MacDonald: Despite scandals, Senate does good work

One of the unintended consequences of the Senate expense scandal is that it brings the upper house itself into disrepute. And that’s a pity, because the Senate does some good and important work, particularly in its committees.
Weigh-in Wednesday #16 & #17 - Time to catch up!

Weigh-in Wednesday #16 & #17 - Time to catch up!

Seeing as how I just weighed-in this morning for WIW #19, I think it's about time to blog about my previous forays onto the scale. Weigh in Wednesday #16 - May 8th, 2013 Starting weight: 292.1 1st weigh-in: 286.8 2nd weigh-in: 280.
Stop! and Smell the 'Poses'

Stop! and Smell the 'Poses'

They look statuesque. Some look difficult. Some look impossible. Some look absurd. None of them look particularly spiritual. Postures. One of the biggest challenges of the new yoga student is the physical practice of yoga.