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Les Leyne: Years of scrimping finally pay off

Les Leyne: Years of scrimping finally pay off

British Columbians should give Tuesday’s provincial budget a quick once over, and then give themselves a quiet pat on the back. There are still holes in the government’s vision of how this corner of the world works, undeniably.
Andrew Cohen: The revealing attack on a retired general

Andrew Cohen: The revealing attack on a retired general

So this is how it works. A distinguished former general from a prominent military family, having retired after a career in war and peace, wants to continue to serve his country. For his sins, he decides to enter politics.
Comment: Don’t make changes to our parking policies

Comment: Don’t make changes to our parking policies

Having read the articles on parking for the downtown (“Parking plan ‘hijacked’ by cash claims,” Feb. 14.), I consider the recommendations by parking staff a bad idea, and even more so since reading some of the councillors’ comments.
Buying a flat panel TV 10 years after everyone else

Buying a flat panel TV 10 years after everyone else

The old tube TV was mostly still OK, but its picture was getting fuzzy. And we had bought an HD cable TV box with recording capability, so we could see the high definition channels, the ones with the wider picture.
Nurturing Spirituality in Our Children

Nurturing Spirituality in Our Children

Children are amazing! It’s easy to see them expressing imagination, curiosity, innocence, spontaneity, thoughtfulness, honesty, and unconditional love.
True friends run stairs, while you do weighted burpees...

True friends run stairs, while you do weighted burpees...

"What keeps you motivated?" And, my answer is a myriad of things...but most recently, it's been my gym peeps.
Les Leyne: Liberals must negotiate with teachers

Les Leyne: Liberals must negotiate with teachers

Shortly after the B.C. Supreme Court ordered the government to restore the terms of the 2002 teachers’ contract, the education ministry canvassed the districts. Justice Susan Griffin had just handed the B.C. Teachers’ Federation a big victory.
Geoff Johnson: Kids watch our actions more than our words

Geoff Johnson: Kids watch our actions more than our words

Colleague Shannon Corregan’s column last week about talking with and counselling kids about booze and drugs provoked, I hope, some serious thinking among parents, politicians, even teachers.
Photos of food served on trains in Britain

Photos of food served on trains in Britain

Most of the meals here were served on East Coast trains running between London and Edinburgh. They were served in first class and were included in the ticket price.
E-edition offers a well of untapped reader opinion

E-edition offers a well of untapped reader opinion

First there was the letter to the editor. Then came the online comment. The latter is great source of reader interaction, both with the newspaper and other readers. It can be a vibrant exchange of ideas on issues raised through our stories.