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Shannon Corregan: No-tipping rule a giant leap forward

Shannon Corregan: No-tipping rule a giant leap forward

A new restaurateur in Parksville is making waves by planning to abolish tipping in his restaurant.
Comment: Province needs a new disability paradigm

Comment: Province needs a new disability paradigm

On the B.C.
The mysteries of Press Reader revealed (or how to read the newspaper on your iPad)

The mysteries of Press Reader revealed (or how to read the newspaper on your iPad)

UPDATE NO. 2: Press Reader has restored services and the Times Colonist E-edition is working again. They have also updated the iPad app and that is working as well. The bad news is that it now looks nothing like the visual guide below.
Mark Milke: Subsidies helped rack up government debt

Mark Milke: Subsidies helped rack up government debt

Ever wonder how Canada’s net federal debt reached $671 billion by 2013? Or how net provincial debt among the provinces ended up at $509 billion that same year? Wonder no more.
David Bly: Too soon, they’re flying on their own

David Bly: Too soon, they’re flying on their own

During the commute to work, I noticed a young girl and her mother walking to school along Burnside Road.
Comment: Knowledge should still matter in B.C. schools

Comment: Knowledge should still matter in B.C. schools

Big changes are underway in British Columbia’s education system. The traditional emphasis on imparting specific knowledge and skills to students will soon take a back seat to helping students “learn how to learn.
Les Leyne: Appalling head tax reflected the times

Les Leyne: Appalling head tax reflected the times

The B.C. legislature will try to make amends today for the racist provincial policies and attitude that led to the Chinese head tax. I wonder what all the long-gone newspaper hacks — my professional ancestors — would make of the day’s events.
Les Leyne: Bond ponders foreign-worker registry

Les Leyne: Bond ponders foreign-worker registry

Labour Minister Shirley Bond says the B.C. government is contemplating opening a provincial registry of employers who are using temporary foreign workers, given the intense recent interest in the program.
John Fryer: Battle-weary unions look to regain losses

John Fryer: Battle-weary unions look to regain losses

Long-time Canadian Labour Congress president Ken Georgetti was defeated for re-election on May 8 at the CLC’s triennial Congress in Montreal. His defeat was akin to a palace coup supported by activists and fuelled by frustration.
Tour de Rock time trials — finding our motivation

Tour de Rock time trials — finding our motivation

The Tour de Rock riders and I were still buzzing from the official team presentation on Friday — a whirl of cheering Reynolds Secondary students, shiny new bikes and camera flashes — when we gathered Saturday morning at the Saanich police station for