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Comment: Skateboards can coexist with cars on our roads

Comment: Skateboards can coexist with cars on our roads

Like so many fellow skateboarders and cyclists, many mornings on my way to work I have daydreams that the roads were completely vehicle-free. That I could go full-tilt down the hill and not worry that a vehicle would become an obstacle.
Amazing Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Amazing Legacy of Nelson Mandela

As many of us have done in recent months, I have been thinking about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. In my last blog, I wrote about one of the most important lessons from Mandela’s life – forgiveness.
Les Leyne: Panel plays down effects of oil spills

Les Leyne: Panel plays down effects of oil spills

British Columbia’s final submission to the joint review panel that weighed all the evidence on the Northern Gateway pipeline took the commonly held view that an oil spill would have “severe effects.” Even Northern Gateway acknowledged as much.
Geoff Johnson: IQ tests not the only measure of intelligence

Geoff Johnson: IQ tests not the only measure of intelligence

Parents who see their child placed in one kind or other of instructional “special class” or “gifted class” based on perceptions of IQ might well learn more about IQ testing in general and IQ testing as it applies, or does not apply, to their unique c
Local scouts, execs thrilled by Benn's Olympic nod

Local scouts, execs thrilled by Benn's Olympic nod

Tuesday was obviously a proud day for Jamie Benn and his family, but there were plenty more glowing faces when the Dallas Stars captain’s name was announced among the NHL players who will represent Canada at the upcoming Sochi Olympics.
Spoiler alert!

Spoiler alert!

The Canadian junior hockey team led us to a bit of controversy last week, but not because they failed to deliver a gold medal to a hockey-obsessed country.
David Bly: Fine handwriting not as important today

David Bly: Fine handwriting not as important today

It was an ordinary transaction. Someone paid some money on account. The clerk recorded the payment and wrote out a receipt. It was April 1, 1911, just another day in a small prairie town.
Iain Hunter: Coutts’ political system worth keeping

Iain Hunter: Coutts’ political system worth keeping

Jim Coutts died last week and today’s politicians may mourn him. But many of them are determined, apparently, that the old political system he served so well should pass into history as well.
Comment: How the province is stealing the coast’s future

Comment: How the province is stealing the coast’s future

For many coastal communities, B.C. Ferries is the only transportation link. This is markedly different from other areas in the province that have multiple links, such as roads, transit and inland ferry alternatives.
Screw New Year's resolutions...set smart goals instead!

Screw New Year's resolutions...set smart goals instead!

The only New Year's resolution I have ever kept to was the one I made last year: Get healthy, get active - lose weight in process. According to a 2007 study from the University of Bristol, I succeeded where 88% of people fail.