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Monique Keiran: Things are really looking up at Cattle Point

Monique Keiran: Things are really looking up at Cattle Point

Today is International Astronomy Day.
Lawrie McFarlane: Therapeutics Initiative worth rescuing

Lawrie McFarlane: Therapeutics Initiative worth rescuing

Tuesday’s announcement by Adrian Dix, leader of the B.C. New Democrats, that he plans to rescue the Therapeutics Initiative concludes (hopefully) one of the more disgraceful episodes in our recent political history.
Guidelines Offer Path to Peace

Guidelines Offer Path to Peace

Since the start of the 21 st century, and especially over the few days, we have witnessed horrific tragedies and wept for innocent deaths. We have also realized the tremendous need for peace...peace in our lives and peace in this world.
Party faithful stack Prospect Lake debate

Party faithful stack Prospect Lake debate

The Liberal and NDP campaigns in Saanich South are pointing fingers at each other over a debate in Prospect Lake on Wednesday that was seemingly stacked with party faithful.
Comment: Boosting services funding will aid the economy

Comment: Boosting services funding will aid the economy

An election, no matter which party forms government, is always an opportunity for renewal. As social workers, we know that individual and family well-being is intrinsically tied to the community, to its economic, social and cultural health.
Comment: B.C. missing tourism potential of film industry

Comment: B.C. missing tourism potential of film industry

Match the places to these film names: Lord of the Rings, Mamma Mia and X-Men. If you immediately thought of New Zealand, Greece and Royal Roads University in Victoria, then you understand how powerful a movie setting can be.
Shannon Corregan: The good and bad of election signs

Shannon Corregan: The good and bad of election signs

Conservative candidate Scott Anderson has recently taken a stand against “sign pollution” in his Okanagan riding. He’s reducing the number of political signs in his campaign, and he’s encouraging his opponents to do so as well.
Kate Heartfield: Don’t wait for the courts to change bad laws

Kate Heartfield: Don’t wait for the courts to change bad laws

A new study on sex work is further confirmation, if any were needed, that Canada’s prostitution laws are badly out of date and harmful. Two court decisions have said so, too, and soon the Supreme Court will pronounce. But there’s no need to wait.
Signs that spring is here

Signs that spring is here

Spring has arrived. Here are the tell tale signs: 1. Ollie the Pug is feasting on grass cuttngs. For some reason, our pug dog loves to eat freshly cut grass.
Weigh-in Wednesday #13

Weigh-in Wednesday #13

So, no more Times Colonist Heath Challenge...and where does that leave me? Well, I'm sitting here blogging in the lobby of the Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre, so that should tell you something.