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Comment: Energy-from-waste a clean, viable solution

Comment: Energy-from-waste a clean, viable solution

Waste-management infrastructure represents a significant regional investment, so it disconcerting that the Times Colonist would publish a one-sided perspective (“Toxic ash, garbage odours a concern for critic,” June 20) on the role of energy-from-was
Cultural and Arts Festival of India here in Victoria

Cultural and Arts Festival of India here in Victoria

This weekend - Come and experience India's Classical, Folk and Bollywood Music, Dances, Fashion and much more... You can read more posts from Spiritually Speaking HERE
Mark Milke: Conservatives have a transparency problem

Mark Milke: Conservatives have a transparency problem

Canadians who don’t regularly track how governments spend money might be surprised to learn how myths crop up about government expenditures.
Les Leyne: As legislature reopens, MLAs will try to hide their feelings

Les Leyne: As legislature reopens, MLAs will try to hide their feelings

The first job of MLAs returning to the legislature today is to disguise how they feel about it. After accomplishing what almost no one thought possible, B.C. Liberals are supremely confident and ebullient in their outlook.
Comment: Support harm reduction in Greater Victoria

Comment: Support harm reduction in Greater Victoria

The recent announcement that the Victoria Police Board is initiating a search for a new police chief presents an opportunity to significantly improve public health and public safety.
The Scary Giant

The Scary Giant

I once lived with a giant. Their room was next to mine and although most of the time I loved that giant and they loved me, there were times that they scared me to tears.
Geoff Johnson: Classroom composition should be a priority

Geoff Johnson: Classroom composition should be a priority

Theories abound as to why newly inducted Education Minister Peter Fassbender is seeking to suspend contract negotiations between the teachers and the B.C. Public Schools Employers Association. Fassbender is an experienced negotiator.
David Bly: Make sure your help is the right kind

David Bly: Make sure your help is the right kind

The spindly fig tree had been the subject of much coddling and care, and this year was promising a bumper crop. Then my grandson, standing at the window, said “Uh oh!” in that tone that means disaster.
When 30 days is NOT a month

When 30 days is NOT a month

The Times Colonist website has a "metered paywall." That means we let you have a certain number of free views of our web pages before we ask you to pay. We keep track (meter) of your visits, occasionally asking if you might like to subscribe.
A blog for you, digital reader

A blog for you, digital reader

The most common question I get asked about our digital products usually has something to do with the subscription service for our website. The second is about leaving comments on stories. I have answered innumerable emails on these topics.