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David Bly: Summer jobs are about more than money

David Bly: Summer jobs are about more than money

It’s that time of year when students are out looking for employment to fill their time, but more important, to fill their wallets.
Comment: Police appreciate the support of the public

Comment: Police appreciate the support of the public

With 52 hours away, six different planes and a lack of sleep, we all knew this was going to be a quick but emotional trip.
Zen Meditation a stabilizing influence in life

Zen Meditation a stabilizing influence in life

Buddhism is a religion that loves lists and claims that meditation is one of the three necessities of a satisfying spiritual life. A human life without meditation is vulnerable to becoming variously unstable.
Les Leyne: Youth mental-health services fall short

Les Leyne: Youth mental-health services fall short

While the horrifying consequences of untreated mental illness played out from Vancouver to Moncton this week, a committee of MLAs spent a full day listening to people who work on the problem every day.
Monique Keiran: Obscure pathways lead to whole new world

Monique Keiran: Obscure pathways lead to whole new world

A little-known network of shortcuts and passageways knits many of the region’s urban areas together. These connecting pathways — they’re too short to be called trails — pass unobtrusively among municipalities’ houses and yards.
Comment: More to B.C.’s finances than meets the eye

Comment: More to B.C.’s finances than meets the eye

Finance Minister Mike de Jong recently issued a flurry of press releases touting the high credit rating of the B.C. government by various rating agencies.
Shannon Corregan: Homelessness more than inconvenient

Shannon Corregan: Homelessness more than inconvenient

This hasn’t been the best summer for the homeless. Last week, property owners in a residential section of London installed what have been dubbed “anti-homeless studs” in alcoves to deter “rough sleeping.
Robert N. Wilkins: Apologies easier than fixing today’s wrongs

Robert N. Wilkins: Apologies easier than fixing today’s wrongs

It seems that not a day goes by without an apology being issued by governments of one level or another for the misdoings of our ancestors.
Comment: Operation Bagration was the real D-Day

Comment: Operation Bagration was the real D-Day

Amidst all the recent hyperbole surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Anglo-American and Canadian invasion of enemy-occupied France in the Second World War, which claims that it was the “beginning of the end” of the German army, we have lost sight
Dogs are better than cats . . . and horses and birds and lizards and rodents and one cow

Dogs are better than cats . . . and horses and birds and lizards and rodents and one cow

Before you run me out of town, let me explain. Perhaps "better" isn't the right word. Maybe "more popular?" Or at least dogs have owners who are slightly more willing to take their photo and send it to the newspaper.