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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.
Shannon Corregan: Jobless university graduates aren’t lazy

Shannon Corregan: Jobless university graduates aren’t lazy

In January, six of British Columbia’s universities reported the province is facing a shortage of skilled workers. The Research Universities’ Council of B.C. has declared that by 2016, the number of B.C.
Comment: RCMP recruitment adopting a new vision

Comment: RCMP recruitment adopting a new vision

I’m a young female RCMP constable with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and consider myself one of the changing faces of law enforcement in Canada.
Les Leyne: Government land is going, going ...

Les Leyne: Government land is going, going ...

What would a New Democrat government do if the B.C.
David Bly: Feel the wonder of all Victoria has to offer

David Bly: Feel the wonder of all Victoria has to offer

Last year, as a newcomer to the Island, I was advised to take advantage of Tourism Victoria’s Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown promotion as a way to get to know the region better. Good advice, and $10 well spent.
Elizabeth Payne: Greenwashing won’t sell Keystone pipeline

Elizabeth Payne: Greenwashing won’t sell Keystone pipeline

It’s not easy being green? Don’t tell that to federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver.
Comment: Child tax credit a small diamond in the rough

Comment: Child tax credit a small diamond in the rough

With the provincial election coming in May and time running out for this legislative session, it is uncertain whether the B.C. Liberals’ 2013 budget will pass.
Security checks done off the books for secret government office

Security checks done off the books for secret government office

Last fall we wrote about the extraordinary lengths the B.C. government was taking to keep even the most basic details of its Civil Forfeiture Office from the public.