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Inspiration from a 95-year-old track star

Inspiration from a 95-year-old track star

How can I learn to run happy, even faster, and for many, many more years? Apparently, be like a cool baboon.
Les Leyne: Title decision validates judge’s work

Les Leyne: Title decision validates judge’s work

Pat Vickers’ daughter phoned her at 6:30 Thursday morning and told her to turn on the TV. She did, and they both started crying.
Monique Keiran: Gunshot signalled the start of many changes

Monique Keiran: Gunshot signalled the start of many changes

One century ago, a sound occurred that continues to ring today. The singular blast was neither broadcast nor recorded. Nevertheless, it echoes through all of our lives today — not as sound waves, but as long, slow swells through our social fabric.
Comment: Private education funding is undemocratic

Comment: Private education funding is undemocratic

Public funding for private schools is at odds with creating a more equitable, just, and democratic society.
Divine is visible in all nature

Divine is visible in all nature

The understanding that nature benefits our mental and physical health seems obvious. However, the outdoors is now being touted as a new therapy called “ ecotherapy ” – or restorative contact with nature.
Shannon Corregan: Global warming is serious business

Shannon Corregan: Global warming is serious business

Another day, another dollar, another report on climate change and how it’s about to really ruin our day. This latest report, however, approaches the issue from a slightly different angle.
Harry Sterling: Mideast violence an opportunity for Kurds

Harry Sterling: Mideast violence an opportunity for Kurds

It’s said their only friends are the mountains. And for a people without their own country, their destiny has been to live among others, often unwelcome or even shunned, always obsessed about some day having a country of their own.
Comment: Government makes mockery of student assessment

Comment: Government makes mockery of student assessment

Secondary-school teachers are surprised and frustrated by a collection of decisions made about how to address year-end grades for students in the secondary program — grades 10, 11 and 12.
Les Leyne: Preparing for the Big One never ends

Les Leyne: Preparing for the Big One never ends

If there were a catastrophic earthquake this week, is B.C. prepared for it? The question was put point-blank to the director of Emergency Management B.C. on Wednesday during a committee meeting, and the answer was: “No, we are not.
Emma Gilchrist: Natural gas hypocrisy will cost consumers

Emma Gilchrist: Natural gas hypocrisy will cost consumers

One of the thorniest issues raised in the joint review panel’s report on B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam proposal is that of the B.C. government’s hypocritical policy on the burning of natural gas for electricity.