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Les Leyne: Farnworth’s experience is hard-earned

Les Leyne: Farnworth’s experience is hard-earned

Mike Farnworth’s star-crossed career as a cabinet minister in the 1990s gives a glimpse of what kind of leader he might be. He confirmed the obvious this weekend and announced he’s running for the leadership of the New Democratic Party.
Comment: Government paints murky picture of ferry costs

Comment: Government paints murky picture of ferry costs

In Sunday’s Times Colonist, Transportation Minister Todd Stone and Infrastructure Minister Naomi Yamamoto paint a misleading picture about the announced changes to the northern coast ferry service. The ministers state that the route lost $7.
A penny-pinching quest for first class experiences

A penny-pinching quest for first class experiences

First class seats on a London-to-Edinburgh train. - - - On a flight to England, a woman sitting near me in a window seat, but not in my row, was very chatty. She was indiscreet in talking about her life.
Comment: Northern coast ferry service changing, but alive

Comment: Northern coast ferry service changing, but alive

There is much discussion about the ferry component of the Discovery Coast Circle Tour and we would like to lay out clearly for the people of B.C.
Iain Hunter: We are a take-away, throw-away society

Iain Hunter: We are a take-away, throw-away society

I was made to feel guilty as a boy surreptitiously slipping blancmange to Wags, the school dog, for in those days, Armenians were said to be starving. Today, a lot more people are going to bed hungry, and still I can’t bear to throw food out.
Harry Sterling: Turkey’s turmoil has broad implications

Harry Sterling: Turkey’s turmoil has broad implications

Just who is actually lying? Is it the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Or, as he insists, is it his enemies trying to overthrow his democratically elected government? The answer could have profound repercussions not only for Turks but
A God I can relate to

A God I can relate to

I have been thinking and reflecting lately on the nature of God. Is he really “the same yesterday, today and forever?” I wonder. When I read the Old Testament I see a God that was incredibly active.
How well I'm following advice about surviving an earthquake

How well I'm following advice about surviving an earthquake

Amid the displays about hardwood floors, kitchen overhauls, solar panels and heat pumps, this year’s Home Show had three booths devoted to earthquakes and disaster survival.
Comment: Provincial budget needs less sleight of hand

Comment: Provincial budget needs less sleight of hand

The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government’s attitude than the politicians might have intended when they wrote the document.
Les Leyne: Take the Circle Tour of Embarrassment

Les Leyne: Take the Circle Tour of Embarrassment

It was when Transportation Minister Todd Stone started touting the new amenities in store for the MV Nimpkish that the audacity of the scheme he’s trying to float started to sink in.