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Comment: It's time to put the Island's rail corridor to work

Comment: It's time to put the Island's rail corridor to work

A commentary by Jack Peake, the former Lake Cowichan mayor who is president of the Vancouver Island Transportation Corridor Coalition.
Comment: Earning a hillock of brownie points for being in a hours-long gasoline lineup

Comment: Earning a hillock of brownie points for being in a hours-long gasoline lineup

After an hour the line had moved just half a block
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Gas station lineups

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Gas station lineups

Letters Nov. 23: A last holiday gasp for Old Town; attracting more MDs to the Island; an idea for Salt Spring

Letters Nov. 23: A last holiday gasp for Old Town; attracting more MDs to the Island; an idea for Salt Spring

Les Leyne: Storm could bring an end to B.C.'s budget-forecast games

Les Leyne: Storm could bring an end to B.C.'s budget-forecast games

Deficits in recent B.C. budgets have turned out to be lower than forecast, but that's coming to an end with the huge storm bills
‘I need more gas’: says Burnaby driver blatantly ignoring fuel restrictions

‘I need more gas’: says Burnaby driver blatantly ignoring fuel restrictions

Some Burnaby refuse to follow the rules
Canadians increasingly tired of climate-change deniers: poll

Canadians increasingly tired of climate-change deniers: poll

Almost three in five Canadians want social media companies to suspend or ban users who reject climate change, survey finds.
Geoff Johnson: Time to unplug from digital distractions

Geoff Johnson: Time to unplug from digital distractions

Some experts estimate up to 10 per cent of adults have social-media addiction, but the number may be higher.
Charla Huber: Unexpected dental bill builds bond between mothers

Charla Huber: Unexpected dental bill builds bond between mothers

The world isn’t perfect, but we can make it a little better when we step outside of our situation and see how we can improve ­someone else’s.
Monique Keiran: 'Vegan leather' not as eco-conscious as it sounds

Monique Keiran: 'Vegan leather' not as eco-conscious as it sounds

Somebody paying $300 for a bag or piece of clothing made of fake leather — let’s call it what it is — is likely getting some kind of plastic.