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In search of Wi-Fi

In search of Wi-Fi

In Western Canada’s urban areas, finding a high-speed, reliable connection to the Internet when you’re on the move has become much easier in the last couple of years. That’s largely because of Shaw’s rollout of an extensive Wi-Fi network.
Mark Milke: Worrywarts are enemies of clean future

Mark Milke: Worrywarts are enemies of clean future

In The Future and Its Enemies — The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise and Progress, a book published shortly before the millennium, author Virginia Postrel decried widespread pessimistic attacks on humanity’s future.
David Bly: Remember the tragedy of ‘Canada’s Titanic’

David Bly: Remember the tragedy of ‘Canada’s Titanic’

Chris Klausen is used to answering the phone and hearing: “Are you the Empress of Ireland guy?” He doesn’t mind.
Comment: Shawnigan fighting to protect its drinking water

Comment: Shawnigan fighting to protect its drinking water

This is the true, and at times unbelievable, story of a community fighting for its future.
Getting through our bad days

Getting through our bad days

I was browsing through my news feed on Facebook the other day and came across a couple of sayings that I shared with my friends.
Comment: We need a new vision for our public forests

Comment: We need a new vision for our public forests

Premier Christy Clark is still determined to achieve her liquefied natural gas vision in spite of mounting evidence that B.C.
Les Leyne: Land reserve changes made surprisingly easily

Les Leyne: Land reserve changes made surprisingly easily

"Divide and conquer” is the oldest strategy in the book and it was used to good effect on the Agricultural Land Reserve. The striking thing about the ALR story after the B.C.
Monique Keiran: Large gap remains in oil-spill regulations

Monique Keiran: Large gap remains in oil-spill regulations

The B.C. government is seeking public comment on a proposed preparation and response system to protect the environment from land-based hazardous spills.
Harry Sterling: Xenophobia factor in disillusionment with EU

Harry Sterling: Xenophobia factor in disillusionment with EU

It’s been said that in the final analysis, all politics are essentially local. And to a certain extent, that maxim has been demonstrated in many countries, including Canada.
Shannon Corregan: Defending the right to bodily autonomy

Shannon Corregan: Defending the right to bodily autonomy

Hundreds of Victorians will be marching on June 8 toward Centennial Square as part of our second annual SlutWalk. For a quick recap, SlutWalk became an instant international movement in 2011, after Toronto police Const.