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Voracious appetites lead to suffering

Voracious appetites lead to suffering

We wouldn't need/have faith if we harboured no doubts. Faith and doubt come into being together. For Buddhists, we see that suffering and craving arise together. Craving is the cause of suffering in much the same way as faith is caused by doubt.
Comment: It’s time to get hearing-aid users in the loop

Comment: It’s time to get hearing-aid users in the loop

Victoria could become one of Canada’s friendliest communities for people with hearing loss by installing a simple, inexpensive technology in public places. Telecoil hearing-loop systems dramatically increase accessibility for the hard-of-hearing.
Andrew Cohen: We are fortunate to have U.S. as a neighbour

Andrew Cohen: We are fortunate to have U.S. as a neighbour

At the beginning of every summer, Maclean’s publishes its Canada Day Survey. It is an early start on seasonal silliness, as filling as a Popsicle and as sturdy as a sandcastle.
Shannon Corregan: ‘Less worse’ not same as getting better

Shannon Corregan: ‘Less worse’ not same as getting better

Now that the Northern Gateway pipeline has apparently been put on hold after Premier Christy Clark’s decision not to push forward with the project, eyes are turning to the Keystone XL pipeline — and at the moment, it seems possible that Alberta’s pip
Weigh-in Wednesday #20 through #23 - June revisited!

Weigh-in Wednesday #20 through #23 - June revisited!

Well, I have to say...I've been a little lackadaisical in the last little while, no...I have not stopped working out and eating right, obviously I've been doing that so much that it's been VERY tough to get on the computer and post updates.
Les Leyne: Andrew Weaver makes Green history in the legislature

Les Leyne: Andrew Weaver makes Green history in the legislature

The Green Party of B.C.’s 30-year tragi-comic history of futility faded into memory Wednesday as a Green MLA finally rose to speak in the legislature.
Peter Simpson: Jason Kenney undermines museum changes

Peter Simpson: Jason Kenney undermines museum changes

Federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has written to the Canadian Museum of Civilization to say that a controversial decision to move out a prominent artifact is “regrettable.
Comment: A bigger municipality isn’t better, just bigger

Comment: A bigger municipality isn’t better, just bigger

The idea of amalgamating 13 Capital Regional District municipalities into one big city seems appealing at first. The simplicity of a multipurpose pocket knife also sounds good at first, until you try to use one to change a flat tire.
Geoff Johnson: Boost your children’s IQ by talking to them

Geoff Johnson: Boost your children’s IQ by talking to them

September will be a milestone month for many parents. It’s not just the month schools open, but the month when baby goes off to kindergarten for the first time, baby no more. Kindergarten is a challenging class for teachers.
Comment: Ten-year labour deal bad for teachers, students

Comment: Ten-year labour deal bad for teachers, students

Sitting at my school’s graduation was everything you hope for when you are a high school teacher: a beautiful and poignant send-off for children to become successful and productive adults. It is one of the highlights of the year.