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Shannon Corregan: Instagram breastfeeding fuss shows bias

Shannon Corregan: Instagram breastfeeding fuss shows bias

Two weeks ago, a Toronto-based maternity photographer named Heather Bays had her Instagram account shut down after she received negative comment on a photo of herself breastfeeding her 20-month-old daughter.
Comment: Commentary cited flawed breast screening trial

Comment: Commentary cited flawed breast screening trial

Alan Cassels, a pharmaceutical policy researcher, has weighed in on screening mammography (“Too many misled on breast-cancer screening,” May 21). He does women a disservice.
Bob Plecas: Most B.C. communities have no youth jail

Bob Plecas: Most B.C. communities have no youth jail

Remember how we in the West were outraged and then laughed at Toronto when they called in the army to shovel snow? That’s how we look to the rest of the province with our bleating over the closure of the youth jail.
Les Leyne: Former inmates praise custody centre

Les Leyne: Former inmates praise custody centre

By now, anyone with even a remote interest in the future of the Victoria Youth Custody Services Centre has weighed in on the dismaying decision to shut it down.
Comment: Join the fight to save B.C.’s public forests

Comment: Join the fight to save B.C.’s public forests

Have you taken a walk in a forest recently? If you have, you’ll know how fortunate we British Columbians are to have access to these amazing ecosystems that protect our soil, clean our water and our air, and provide habitats for an incredible array o
Les Leyne: Increase in disability benefit is overdue

Les Leyne: Increase in disability benefit is overdue

When the B.C. government went looking for input about increasing accessibility for disabled people, it heard plenty about making its own systems easier for clients to navigate.
Alan Cassels: Too many misled on breast-cancer screening

Alan Cassels: Too many misled on breast-cancer screening

I was about to call it a day when an email arrived with the following in the subject line: “The Best Health Advice You’ll Get Today.” That caught my attention. I was curious. And I’m a sucker for free health advice.
Comment: It’s time to make sugary sodas pay their way

Comment: It’s time to make sugary sodas pay their way

No one likes paying taxes, but most of us understand that taxes are necessary to fund the government programs that we value, such as social services, education and health care.
Commuter challenge: Bike vs. car. Place your bets.

Commuter challenge: Bike vs. car. Place your bets.

It’s like I was waiting my whole life for this match-up: Me versus Jack Knox. My slick new Domane road bike versus the Times Colonist’s mighty, er, Yaris.
Spiritual lessons in a Japanese garden

Spiritual lessons in a Japanese garden

Shoghi, my 9 year-old son, and I went to Butchart Gardens today to visit the inspirational Japanese garden and talk about things of the spirit.