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Is spirituality the key to a better body image?

Is spirituality the key to a better body image?

“We have certainly created human beings in the perfect shape. [95:4]” This verse from the Holy Quran was revealed over 1400 years ago to teach acceptance of all people, regardless of their physical traits.
Comment: Five key forces shaping post-secondary education

Comment: Five key forces shaping post-secondary education

In a recent interview, outgoing University of B.C.
Hello transit priority corridor, goodbye bike lane

Hello transit priority corridor, goodbye bike lane

I don't ride Douglas Street often, even though it has a bike lane, out of choice. Quite frankly, there are more pleasant ways for me to get where I'm going.
Monique Keiran: Kids’ play is not only fun, it’s necessary

Monique Keiran: Kids’ play is not only fun, it’s necessary

Summer calls. Many youngsters stand at the leading edge of the season and anticipate two months of endless days, sunshine, mucking around and running about.
Shannon Corregan: Cat-calling not an insignificant matter

Shannon Corregan: Cat-calling not an insignificant matter

I’m sure that people who read my column regularly are tired, by now, of reading about street harassment.
William Watson: Most depressing spam of all is political

William Watson: Most depressing spam of all is political

This year there was an extra reason to celebrate July 1, beyond the fact that our sometimes troubled Confederation made it through another year intact. I refer to the coming into effect of the federal government’s new anti-spam legislation.
Comment: B.C.’s billion-dollar health-care boondoggle

Comment: B.C.’s billion-dollar health-care boondoggle

Since 2006, British Columbia has spent more than a billion dollars to improve primary health care. Have B.C. patients benefited from such a massive investment? Sadly, no.
Dermod Travis: B.C. politics well endowed with lobbyists

Dermod Travis: B.C. politics well endowed with lobbyists

Last year, 12,281 registered lobbyists roamed the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., a city that sees itself as the most powerful in the world. Comparatively, one would imagine that British Columbia might have a few hundred or so at most.
Kate Heartfield: Free-trade rhetoric, free-trade reality

Kate Heartfield: Free-trade rhetoric, free-trade reality

You’d never know it from the government’s near-total silence on the matter, but this week, Canada has a chance to shape the world order of the 21st century.
Comment: Site C dam plan is set to turn gold into lead

Comment: Site C dam plan is set to turn gold into lead

If B.C. decided to proceed with the construction of the hydro-electric generation dam at Site C, the lasting legacy would be one of wealth destruction. The huge cost of $7.