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Comment: Dunsmuir Lodge lands deserve to be parkland

Comment: Dunsmuir Lodge lands deserve to be parkland

Dunsmuir Lodge, situated on Mount Newton on the Saanich Peninsula, borders on John Dean Provincial Park and the Pauquachin First Nation reserve. The 40-hectare forest and lodge was a gift to the University of Victoria in 1985.
Extending battery life on a mobile device

Extending battery life on a mobile device

This is obvious, but how big a difference it makes was a revelation. Even though my iPhone was in constant use for three hours, during which I mostly read or typed, the battery level only went down by about 20 per cent.
Les Leyne: Clark promises business as usual

Les Leyne: Clark promises business as usual

You can tell by a throne speech where a government is in the election cycle. The closer to an election, the more ambitious, exciting and specific the promises are. And the sooner after re-election, the more restrained and vague the agenda is.
Naomi Lakritz: Ruling is a model for assisted suicide law

Naomi Lakritz: Ruling is a model for assisted suicide law

The British Columbia Supreme Court issued a wise and compassionate decision in the case of ailing senior Margot Bentley last week — one that clearly demonstrates how people like her can be protected under a well-crafted law that allows others the rig
Comment: Eating disorders deadly for older adults, too

Comment: Eating disorders deadly for older adults, too

The close of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 reminds me how much more we know about eating disorders since my first brush with anorexia at the age of six, almost 50 years ago.
Les Leyne: Snippets of testimony in teacher case are bad for Liberals

Les Leyne: Snippets of testimony in teacher case are bad for Liberals

The Opposition on Wednesday quoted some tantalizing samples of the evidence the B.C. Supreme Court relied on to find that the government tried to provoke a school strike in 2012.
Sacred Spaces: The City in the Religious Imagination

Sacred Spaces: The City in the Religious Imagination

There is an active dialogue going on in the City of Victoria, focused on religious institutions and practices, and the meaning of the term “spiritual”.
Using smartphones to pay for things is starting to make sense

Using smartphones to pay for things is starting to make sense

I once thought that using a cellphone or smartphone to pay for things, instead of a credit card, was a bad idea.
Comment: Report shows we failed First Nations girl

Comment: Report shows we failed First Nations girl

The heartbreaking story of a First Nations girl who was failed by our government was revealed in a report from the independent representative for children and youth last week.
J.L. Granatstein: Defence-procurement plan creates new mess

J.L. Granatstein: Defence-procurement plan creates new mess

Defence procurement in Canada is a mess. We watched former prime minister Jean Chrétien kill a Navy helicopter purchase at his first cabinet meeting in 1993 — and two decades later, no helicopters are ready to fly.