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An attitude adjustment

An attitude adjustment

After writing stories on the the five participants in the Times Colonist Health Challenge, it's time now to write about myself. I hope, through these stories, that we're inspiring a few readers to start their own fitness plan.
Iain Hunter: Grasp the nettle of guaranteed income

Iain Hunter: Grasp the nettle of guaranteed income

It has been brought to my attention recently that, like any querulous columnist, I’m good at pointing out problems, but lack the courage to suggest solutions.
Susan Martinuk: Flanagan needs education about child porn

Susan Martinuk: Flanagan needs education about child porn

We’ve all had occasions when we’ve carelessly said the wrong thing or made a humorous remark, only to find out that it wasn’t remotely funny or even appropriate. At that point, most of us sense the chill in the room and stop talking.
Comment: B.C. should learn from heritage-fund flaws

Comment: B.C. should learn from heritage-fund flaws

The governing B.C. Liberals recently announced in the throne speech the creation of a B.C. Prosperity Fund similar in concept to Alberta’s heritage trust fund. B.C.’s fund is meant to capitalize on future opportunities from natural-gas development.
Thousands raised for Baby Madrona

Thousands raised for Baby Madrona

Looking out at the crowd of people gathered to walk and run to raise money for an ill young child, Baby Madrona's uncle was on the edge of tears even as his voice spoke with strength and faith.
Monique Keiran: Step outside and take a deep, clean breath

Monique Keiran: Step outside and take a deep, clean breath

Granny always sent us outside to play. She was right — being outside was good for us — but she was right for reasons she couldn’t have foreseen 40 years ago.
Les Leyne: Cabinet forced premier to apologize

Les Leyne: Cabinet forced premier to apologize

Premier Christy Clark’s own cabinet forced the apology she issued this week for the ethnic-outreach scandal. It was sloppy, rushed and delivered second-hand. It won’t mollify taxpayers whose employees were targeted for enlistment in the B.C.
Comment: Fat taxes hurt economies more than they help us

Comment: Fat taxes hurt economies more than they help us

Whether by the B.C. independent business-tax panel, the B.C. Healthy Living Alliance or a Kamloops city councillor, the idea of a fat or sugar tax continues to pop up like the pesky mole in that old midway game.
Even the labyrinth has its own lifecycle

Even the labyrinth has its own lifecycle

Years ago I fell in love with labyrinths. I embedded them in my art. I taught workshops on drawing them in sand and doing walking meditations. Then the season of labyrinth enthusiasm seemed to be gone.
Week 6 - Ask and ye shall receive!

Week 6 - Ask and ye shall receive!

Sunshine and rainbows it is!! What did I learn this week: 1) That my daughter kicks a$$ and takes names!! (FYI it doesn't count as a swear word if you use $ instead of s's) More on lesson 1 - My daughter plays night league basketball and her team had