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Photos of food served on a Canadian train

Photos of food served on a Canadian train

Food served on Via Rail's Vancouver to Toronto train, The Canadian, during a trip in January.
The marketing of happiness

The marketing of happiness

“The fantasy of happiness is sold to us every day. We live in a society that does everything in its power to eliminate sadness, sickness and all the negatives of life,” said Dr. Nima Rahmany from Maple Ridge. “And it isn't working!” Dr.
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

Buddha said that. And, I must remember to: Be present. Be mindful. And..well...just be. Find happiness and contentment in the moment. संतोष Santosha for the yogini in me...finding satisfaction in everything.
Les Leyne: Liberals horrified by court decision on teachers' contract

Les Leyne: Liberals horrified by court decision on teachers' contract

Day by day, there’s a growing sense of the enormity of the government’s loss in the B.C. Supreme Court decision over the teachers’ contract. Liberals were tight-lipped the day it came down on Jan.
Monique Keiran: A little peer pressure could work wonders

Monique Keiran: A little peer pressure could work wonders

A century ago, people who drove automobiles unsafely on city streets were called jay-drivers.
Comment: It’s time to move on with Seaterra program

Comment: It’s time to move on with Seaterra program

The wait will soon be over for almost 300,000 Capital Regional District residents and businesses to have their wastewater treated. Soon, we’ll stop dumping an average of 82 million litres of raw sewage into Juan de Fuca Strait every day. Mr.
Comment: Time for action to cut family poverty in B.C.

Comment: Time for action to cut family poverty in B.C.

When MP James Moore told a reporter: “Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so,” his comments were rightly criticized by Canadians across the country as callous and cruel.
Andrew Cohen: West shows a harmful attitude to Russia

Andrew Cohen: West shows a harmful attitude to Russia

It is open season on Russia. Angered by its contempt for human rights, its rampant corruption, its intimidation of Ukraine and its president-for-life, the West piles on. The context — or pretext — is the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Shannon Corregan: Talk about booze without scare tactics

Shannon Corregan: Talk about booze without scare tactics

After much research, deliberation and public engagement, the B.C. government has decided to endorse all 73 recommendations of the B.C. Liquor Policy Review’s final report.
L. Ian MacDonald: Finance minister proceeds with caution

L. Ian MacDonald: Finance minister proceeds with caution

The essential take-away in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s 2014 budget can be found in the title: The Road to Balance. Then, reading on to the subtitle: Creating Jobs and Opportunities.