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Stockwell Day warns of vote-splitting in mid-Island

Stockwell Day warns of vote-splitting in mid-Island

The B.C. Liberals have parachuted another big political name into Parksville-Qualicum to warn against a potential vote split with the B.C. Conservatives.

Please come to a full stop before voting

Lucky Comox voters will get a chance to try drive-through voting for the first time this election. The Comox district electoral office is located in a former car dealership with drive-through bays.

Kate Heartfield: Boycotting Bangladesh isn’t the answer

The pictures of Joe Fresh labels amid the rubble of a collapsed factory complex in Bangladesh have caused many Canadians to think about their place in the global supply chain. As well they should.

Iain Hunter: There’s nothing healthy about aging

People my age shouldn’t be upset by the amount of time our political leaders spend talking about child poverty during this election campaign.

Comment: Poverty carries a high cost to everyone in B.C.

We all know poverty results in suffering and puts innumerable pressures on B.C. families, and that alone should be reason enough to do something about it.

Monique Keiran: Pet disease spreading to sea mammals

A neighbour’s cat adopted me last year. When she’s bored and I’m home, she visits. She gets a lap to nap on. I get a cat without kitty litter, cat food or hair on everything.

Geoff Johnson: Fight obesity in kids with ‘conscious eating’

There were few if any overweight kids in my elementary school. There was sometimes blood on the playground but few “hefty” kids, mainly because there was British bulldog before school, soccer at recess and rugby football at lunchtime.

Comment: Hospital funding needs to have strings attached

As provincial government revenues stagnate with the sluggish economy, provinces are turning their eye to hospitals as a very obvious target for reductions in spending growth. Provinces spend more than $60 billion a year on hospitals — about $7.

The Middle Way Problem

North American Buddhism must return to the basics if it is to have real staying power as a religious option. All over the Americas there are Buddhist groups in trouble.
Shannon Corregan: One person’s graffiti is another’s art

Shannon Corregan: One person’s graffiti is another’s art

There’s a covered bus stop that I pass every day on my way home from work. It’s on Fort Street, just past the turnoff to Craigdarroch Castle.
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