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Using less water has been a lot easier than using less power

Using less water has been a lot easier than using less power

With the cost of water and electricity going up, our household has been making modest efforts to cut back on the use of both. Cutting water consumption has been fairly painless and hasn’t required changes to our routines.
Comment: B.C.’s updated Water Act still needs work

Comment: B.C.’s updated Water Act still needs work

Words have meaning. But as we all know, governments don’t always give words much attention when making promises and painting rosy pictures of what is to come.
Counting the days

Counting the days

When something great approaches, like the start of summer holidays or the return of a loved one, we usually count down the days left.
Les Leyne: Time to rethink custody centre closing

Les Leyne: Time to rethink custody centre closing

There will be a concerted attempt Tuesday night to explain the many downsides to the government’s decision to shut down the Victoria Youth Custody Centre.
Monique Keiran: Heritage, cultural sites need loving attention

Monique Keiran: Heritage, cultural sites need loving attention

Picture a community hall on a weekday evening. About 40 people sit in rows. Official-looking sorts look back over the audience.
Horgan, Nixon at the hop to benefit local food bank

Horgan, Nixon at the hop to benefit local food bank

VICTORIA -- If you have politics running in your blood, don't miss a unique opportunity to sample the lives of two current local political figures and a controversial American president of 40 years ago.
Geoff Johnson: B.C. came late to trades-training party

Geoff Johnson: B.C. came late to trades-training party

Australia has three fully operational liquefied natural gas developments and seven more at various stages of development and is forecast to supplant Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter. The U.S.
David Bly: Discrimination starts on a personal level

David Bly: Discrimination starts on a personal level

The province’s official apology for the Chinese head tax is a symbolic gesture — today’s government trying to make amends for the sins of yesterday’s long-dead leaders.
Comment: MLA conflict-of-interest rules are too weak

Comment: MLA conflict-of-interest rules are too weak

When conflict-of-interest legislation is drafted to go out of its way to ensure that it won’t actually find any conflicts of interest, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if it rarely does. And that pretty well sums up the legislative reach of B.C.
Shannon Corregan: No-tipping rule a giant leap forward

Shannon Corregan: No-tipping rule a giant leap forward

A new restaurateur in Parksville is making waves by planning to abolish tipping in his restaurant.