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A guide to economical, sensible fashion

A guide to economical, sensible fashion

• Aim for just two colours. Three max. Black and grey, for example, with a splash of white. • When you find something you really like, consider buying a multi-year supply. The clothing industry keeps changing things.
Hill sprints with the seductress

Hill sprints with the seductress

Staring up Willis Point Road, with the late afternoon sun beating down, we were told to pick a partner for some sprints. Just like our sprint circuit down Harbour Road except up a hill. Sprints... up a hill. Riiight. Let me just get my jet pack.
Comment: Privacy commission must have Canadians’ confidence

Comment: Privacy commission must have Canadians’ confidence

It is not possible for reasonably informed Canadians to have any confidence in the appointment of Daniel Therrien as the new privacy commissioner of Canada.
Les Leyne: Negotiating tactics no benefit to kids

Les Leyne: Negotiating tactics no benefit to kids

Combatants in B.C.’s education war zone will learn Wednesday whether the 10 per cent pay cut imposed on teachers by the employers is allowable under labour law.
Geoff Johnson: More students means good news, bad news

Geoff Johnson: More students means good news, bad news

There’s good news and bad news for public education, and neither has anything to do with labour relations. Well, not directly and not immediately. The good news is about mid- to long-term enrolment projections.
Catch those Olympians!

Catch those Olympians!

“Sorry guys, I’m not going to be able to finish this 100 K ride, I’ve got to go race some Olympians,” I said, with the air of confidence that incites acts of vandalism to bike tires.
Goddess Run Race Report: Sisterhood of sweat

Goddess Run Race Report: Sisterhood of sweat

No doubt about it – The Victoria Goddess Run has a special vibe.
In search of Wi-Fi

In search of Wi-Fi

In Western Canada’s urban areas, finding a high-speed, reliable connection to the Internet when you’re on the move has become much easier in the last couple of years. That’s largely because of Shaw’s rollout of an extensive Wi-Fi network.
Mark Milke: Worrywarts are enemies of clean future

Mark Milke: Worrywarts are enemies of clean future

In The Future and Its Enemies — The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise and Progress, a book published shortly before the millennium, author Virginia Postrel decried widespread pessimistic attacks on humanity’s future.
David Bly: Remember the tragedy of ‘Canada’s Titanic’

David Bly: Remember the tragedy of ‘Canada’s Titanic’

Chris Klausen is used to answering the phone and hearing: “Are you the Empress of Ireland guy?” He doesn’t mind.