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The search for cycletopia

The search for cycletopia

I spend most of my transportation time biking, walking or riding the bus around town, so I end up thinking a lot about how those things could be improved.
Week 5 - Can someone pass the Kleenex please?

Week 5 - Can someone pass the Kleenex please?

Well another week down - this has been another trying one! Sorry for the lateness of last week's update - it has been a busy week.
Comment: Province says it’s committed to funding CLBC

Comment: Province says it’s committed to funding CLBC

I want to assure everyone in the community-living sector that our government is fully committed to improving supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Iain Hunter: What will we leave our grandchildren?

Iain Hunter: What will we leave our grandchildren?

Imagine a person of my advanced generation taking a child by the hand to a promontory, waving at the prospect before them and declaring stentoriously: “One day all this will be yours.” Now imagine the child’s reply.
Margret Kopala: Senate could become a ‘House of Provinces’

Margret Kopala: Senate could become a ‘House of Provinces’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is painted into a corner on Senate reform.
Comment: Budget disappoints advocates for social services

Comment: Budget disappoints advocates for social services

The provincial budget is disappointing for those of us who believe it’s both pragmatic and morally right to help British Columbians when they need it.
Les Leyne: Promises, promises from B.C.’s NDP

Les Leyne: Promises, promises from B.C.’s NDP

If criticism for not doing things can be inferred as commitment those things should be done, the New Democrats are writing a long, expensive to-do list, if they win the May election.
Monique Keiran: Kids want robots for more than chores

Monique Keiran: Kids want robots for more than chores

I’d like a robot. I’d like a robot to prune my trees, mow the lawn, water, pull ivy, hack blackberry, trim the hedges, plant and nurture a vegetable garden, and leave a bucket of fresh herbs and produce by the door every morning.
Weigh-In Wednesday #5

Weigh-In Wednesday #5

The application form for the Times Colonist Health Challenge asked WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS? And I answered: Get healthy, kick ass, and inspire others to do the same. Well this week, I had to re-read that statement.
Creative arts bring healing to those with dementia

Creative arts bring healing to those with dementia

The creative arts are perhaps the strongest means of communication – building bridges that transcend language or speech; causing us to think, inspiring us with beauty, or touching our hearts with love.