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It’s Halloween again and I will be at the front door passing out candies to wide eyed ghouls, goblins and ghosts in this annual ritual of courting the dark and dangerous.

Geoff Johnson: In a city of death, teacher inspires excellence

You’d think twice about visiting Matamoros, Mexico.

Les Leyne: Clark urged to cool the hype on LNG

Premier Christy Clark is a supremely confident and ebullient promoter of the liquefied natural gas opportunity in B.C. So it’s hard to picture her paying a lot of attention to the Canada West Foundation when it comes to that topic.

Comment: We should reopen observatory to the public

Federal budget cuts closed the Saanich Observatory to the public last summer; public effort can ensure it is reopened. There may be no better place in Canada to look at the stars than right here in Saanich.

Liberal job appointments since the May election

[UPDATED 11:50 a.m. Oct 29, 2013 to include Ken Kramer] Premier Christy Clark's announcement that former MLA Ben Stewart will be B.C.

Comment: Bullfrogs a genuine threat to our wildlife

Larry Licht’s recently published sentiments on invasive American bullfrogs in local habitats aren’t based on research. Bullfrogs are definitely a problem here.

Iain Hunter: Too much is being made of Duffy affair

This Mike Duffy affair is being blown all out of proportion as, some might be tempted to observe, the senator himself appears to have been. The snow is yet to fly in Ottawa, yet he looms over Parliament Hill like Michelin Man, twisting in the wind.

David Bly: Make all kindergartens nature kindergarten

Some Greater Victoria school trustees are having second thoughts about approving a nature-kindergarten program for two James Bay schools, especially after the teachers’ association sent a letter to the school board expressing concerns about the propo

Monique Keiran: Spas hope snail slime is fountain of youth

Years ago, when commiserating about my squeamishness over slugs, Nature Boy speculated that these terrestrial mollusks might yet surprise us.

Les Leyne: NDP is squeezing out Dix and Sihota

Watching the New Democratic Party’s pre-leadership fight recalls those nature documentaries about how prides of lions sort themselves out.
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