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Comment: History is more than just getting the facts right

Comment: History is more than just getting the facts right

This year, history made it to the Oscars as never before. Four of the nominees for best picture were about historical events: Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained.
Les Leyne: Auditor finds more sloppy records

Les Leyne: Auditor finds more sloppy records

Over and over again, you learn how far politicians can run off track when they’re allowed to do business in secret. There was an update Wednesday on the horror story auditor general John Doyle recounted last summer about the B.C.
David Bly: What we throw on the water will come back

David Bly: What we throw on the water will come back

Everything seems right with the world when Saturday turns out to be a sunny day as it did last weekend. Always beautiful, the Island is at its best when it’s sparkling in the sunlight.
Comment: B.C. forests’ future requires climate reality check

Comment: B.C. forests’ future requires climate reality check

There are many forest policy changes the province should be making — to increase conservation, reduce carbon emissions and enable more jobs per cubic metre cut.
Yogattitude

Yogattitude

My mother's been doing it since the 70s, my MAC friends swear by it, the oracle Delfine does it 3-4 times a week after work, and archaeologist Gregory Possehl sees "a form of ritual discipline" depicted in several seals dating back to the 3rd millenn
Les Leyne: Now it’s NDP’s turn in the hot seat

Les Leyne: Now it’s NDP’s turn in the hot seat

It turns out the B.C. Liberals aren’t the only ones who ran into trouble with dubious ethnic-outreach schemes. After feasting on scandalous revelations about the B.C.
Andrew Cohen: Sorry, Wilkins, Canada is not conservative

Andrew Cohen: Sorry, Wilkins, Canada is not conservative

In case you missed the news, American conservatives are looking to Canada for inspiration these days. Specifically, they like how we handle our finances, manage our natural resources, lower taxes and address wasteful spending.
Comment: Ethnic-outreach strategies are getting old

Comment: Ethnic-outreach strategies are getting old

When it comes to the B.C. Liberal Party and that now-infamous leaked memo, take your pick from the smorgasbord of indignation. You could choose righteous anger over the possible misuse of taxpayer dollars.
Through the eyes of a child

Through the eyes of a child

Playing God. Definitely not something most Christians would encourage. However, I've recently found myself faced with how to handle my four year old son wanting to do that very thing. The first time that he told me, “Mama, I’m God.
Geoff Johnson: Parent-teacher interviews often unsatisfying

Geoff Johnson: Parent-teacher interviews often unsatisfying

It’s that time again and nobody is really comfortable. Tax time? No, it’s parent-teacher conference time, an experience that one parent likened to speed dating.