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A Muslim perspective on families

Family in the English language is a word originating from the Latin word that means ‘household’, familia . As for its definition, a family is any group of people associated through blood relationship, affinity, or co-residence.

Comment: Colleges key drivers in local economic development

The recent release of the research universities’ report B.C. Labour Market Profile highlighted the significant role of B.C.’s post-secondary system in shaping the prosperity and quality of life for all in our province.

William Watson: Subsidy directory makes for riveting reading

This being awards season, my nomination for book of the year is a perennial personal favourite: the Canadian Subsidy Directory 2013.
Les Leyne: De Jong’s budget has Dix’s fingerprints

Les Leyne: De Jong’s budget has Dix’s fingerprints

It’s the first jointly created, bipartisan budget in ages. B.C. Liberals delivered it, but the New Democrat Opposition helped write it. Two key measures in Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s fiscal plan have NDP leader Adrian Dix’s fingerprints on them.

Ollie hates the drums

In December I bought a used drum kit. Gift to myself. I've always wanted a set of drums, ever since Grade 10. But if you are not the novice drummer in question, there are many down-sides to being part of a household that's just acquired one.

Rebuilding from the inside out

My old, dysfunctional 1960s kitchen got ripped out this week to make way for an up-to-date stainless and granite replacement. I can’t imagine what the new kitchen will look like, having put up with the old, hideous one for three years now.

What if I don't have a pretty face?

Rants, raves, revelations, recipes, ridiculousness, and the reality of just another fat girl trying to get healthy. Blog. Body of work. Eat me. Food porn. Heavy Mental. Sweat T-Shirt Contest! War paint.

Geoff Johnson: School technology begins profound changes

The first commercial automobiles were marketed in the 1890s, and by 1906, steam-car development had advanced to the point that steam cars were among the fastest road vehicles in that period.

Kate Heartfield: Real books and e-books can co-exist

In 2013, people still say things like, “I could never use an e-reader because I love the smell and feel of a paper book.” As if a person who enjoyed one could never enjoy the other.

Comment: Forests bill urgently in need of a rewrite

It wasn’t so long ago that the B.C. government was investing political capital in striking a more productive “new relationship” with First Nations.