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Comment: Poverty carries a high cost to everyone in B.C.

We all know poverty results in suffering and puts innumerable pressures on B.C. families, and that alone should be reason enough to do something about it.

Monique Keiran: Pet disease spreading to sea mammals

A neighbour’s cat adopted me last year. When she’s bored and I’m home, she visits. She gets a lap to nap on. I get a cat without kitty litter, cat food or hair on everything.

Geoff Johnson: Fight obesity in kids with ‘conscious eating’

There were few if any overweight kids in my elementary school. There was sometimes blood on the playground but few “hefty” kids, mainly because there was British bulldog before school, soccer at recess and rugby football at lunchtime.

Comment: Hospital funding needs to have strings attached

As provincial government revenues stagnate with the sluggish economy, provinces are turning their eye to hospitals as a very obvious target for reductions in spending growth. Provinces spend more than $60 billion a year on hospitals — about $7.

The Middle Way Problem

North American Buddhism must return to the basics if it is to have real staying power as a religious option. All over the Americas there are Buddhist groups in trouble.
Shannon Corregan: One person’s graffiti is another’s art

Shannon Corregan: One person’s graffiti is another’s art

There’s a covered bus stop that I pass every day on my way home from work. It’s on Fort Street, just past the turnoff to Craigdarroch Castle.

Naomi Lakritz: Sorry, women don’t care about naked guys

Good morning, Don Cherry. Welcome to Women’s Studies 101. Today, we are going to answer the age-old question: “What do women want?” by explaining to you what women don’t want.

Comment: Long-term funding needed for the vulnerable

Most British Columbians would say they care about children. Not just their own. We’ve agreed, as a society, that when children and youth need help and their families can’t provide it, it’s up to us. Sadly, we’re not doing a good enough job.

Poll shows NDP keep strong grip on Island

Vancouver Island continues to be a stronghold for the B.C. NDP, according to a new poll from Angus Reid released Friday. The full poll results are here . The online survey of 808 people has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

Weigh-In Wednesday #14

Wednesday April 24th - 5 workouts in 9 days and I lose 6.3 pounds? WTH? I need to do this "active rest" thing more often! Of course, Monday and Tuesday contained 2 stints on the treadmill, 2 aerobics classes, 2 sp!nn!ng sessions, and a yoga practice.
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