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Les Leyne: Turpel-Lafond pitches a fastball idea

Les Leyne: Turpel-Lafond pitches a fastball idea

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, pitched an idea this week. And when Turpel-Lafond pitches something, it’s a fastball down the middle of the plate.
Mark Milke: Bailouts of GM and Chrysler were a bad idea

Mark Milke: Bailouts of GM and Chrysler were a bad idea

In June 2009, the federal and Ontario governments used massive amounts of taxpayer cash to rescue two corporations deemed too big to fail: General Motors and Chrysler. The cost to Canadians was $13.7 billion US: $10.8 billion to GM and $2.
Can you sin your way to heaven?

Can you sin your way to heaven?

I’m a sinner, I’ll admit it. I’ve shown up for the Victoria Goddess Run half-marathon having violated the golden rules for success. Well-rested? Nope, a week of insomnia.
Comment: Calculating the net worth of the humanities

Comment: Calculating the net worth of the humanities

Thousands of delegates to the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences have descended upon the University of Victoria this week from across the country and, indeed, around the world.
Les Leyne: Liberals’ pipeline stance stuff of genius

Les Leyne: Liberals’ pipeline stance stuff of genius

As someone who has done a lot of hard work poking fun at B.C.’s opaque, conditional non-position on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, it’s time to re-assess.
Harry Sterling: Turkish protests hint at something bigger

Harry Sterling: Turkish protests hint at something bigger

What began as a small peaceful sit-in protest against the bulldozing of a popular park in Istanbul, suddenly erupted into massive nationwide demonstrations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamic-based government.
You can make every week Bike to Work Week (honest)

You can make every week Bike to Work Week (honest)

I rode every day during Bike to Work Week last week - even though bugs got stuck in my lipgloss . One day my hair looked great, two days it had tell-tale ridges from my helmet, and then I stopped checking. I got wet in the rain.
Comment: You shop online, so why not take a class?

Comment: You shop online, so why not take a class?

We live much of our lives online. We shop, bank, watch movies, play games and communicate online.
Dave Obee: Get mad about the real Senate scandal

Dave Obee: Get mad about the real Senate scandal

Anyone remember the glory days, when Vancouver Island had two representatives in the Senate? Didn’t think so. That was a long time ago. It happened twice — from 1897 to 1915, and then from 1917 to 1935.
Iain Hunter: Income gap is not as wide as some believe

Iain Hunter: Income gap is not as wide as some believe

Income inequality is in the minds of Canadians these days, particularly those minds who think they should have more income and others less.