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Doug Cuthand: Gateway must pass First Nations opposition

Doug Cuthand: Gateway must pass First Nations opposition

With the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project delayed at least a year, it looks more and more as if it won’t get built at all.
Les Leyne: The fate that awaits young offenders

Les Leyne: The fate that awaits young offenders

Here’s how youth custody works for local girls, since the female wing of the Victoria Youth Custody Centre was closed. It’s a good indication of how the system will work for all offenders, once the centre is closed entirely.
Comment: Coastal First Nations stand firm against pipeline

Comment: Coastal First Nations stand firm against pipeline

Pipelines and tankers are a hot topic these days, with the federal government set to make a decision by June about whether to reject Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal that would bring more than 225 oil tankers a year through the heart of a region
The essence of the Buddhist way helps in family challenges

The essence of the Buddhist way helps in family challenges

Most families present a united front. No matter what is going on within the family we don’t let on. All is well. But for most of us, family is a pretty mixed bag. Family life is often so intense.
Why paying $720 for a phone can be a better deal than a 2-year contract

Why paying $720 for a phone can be a better deal than a 2-year contract

Faced with paying $230 instead of $720 for the same smartphone, or $0 instead of $450, there’s a natural inclination to pick the lower price.
Les Leyne: Backing up, starting again on jobs plan

Les Leyne: Backing up, starting again on jobs plan

A 70 per cent increase in apprenticeships in the next three years. More youth programs in high schools to draw people into trades. A whole new approach driven by industry needs.
Mark Milke: More taxes don’t buy you more ‘civilization’

Mark Milke: More taxes don’t buy you more ‘civilization’

“Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf,” said the American humourist Will Rogers. Indeed, but let’s not stop there.
Comment: Law-school debate hinges on freedom, not religion

Comment: Law-school debate hinges on freedom, not religion

The Trinity Western University law school debate has proven divisive, as Shannon Corregan’s May 2 column illustrates. People on both sides of the issue believe strongly in their views. There is a good reason for that.
Confessions of a foodaholic...

Confessions of a foodaholic...

My name is Suzie Spitfyre and...after all this time (68 weigh-ins!)...I am still a food addict. Starting weight - January 16th, 2013 - 294lbs 53rd weigh-in - January 22th, 2014 - 151.8lbs 54th weigh-in - January 29th, 2014 - 144.
Geoff Johnson: School budgeting a 12-month process

Geoff Johnson: School budgeting a 12-month process

So, school district budget time. Again. Actually, that’s misleading, because school district budgets are not budget events at all; they are a 12-month process that begins now and continues past January of the next calendar year.