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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.
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”.