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Comment: A physician’s perspective on assisted suicide

Comment: A physician’s perspective on assisted suicide

I am a retired kidney specialist. I have witnessed the deaths of hundreds of patients throughout my career. Fortunately, the vast majority of these deaths were peaceful, painless and occurred a few days after dialysis therapy was discontinued.
Chanukah Memories and a childhood filled with light

Chanukah Memories and a childhood filled with light

This year, Chanukah (Hannukah) the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, starts on November 27 th .
Rutledge earns Champions Tour card

Rutledge earns Champions Tour card

It should be of little surprise that a Canadian would jump out and grab one of just five fully exempt playing cards available at the Champions Tour qualifying school on Friday.
Monique Keiran: Nature schools produce multiple benefits

Monique Keiran: Nature schools produce multiple benefits

Nature schools are popping up like mushrooms around here. The preschools and kindergartens immerse kids in local parks and green spaces for half-days and full-days at a time. The kids play outside. They stay outside.
Comment: Pipeline agreement is not in B.C.’s interest

Comment: Pipeline agreement is not in B.C.’s interest

The agreement on pipelines recently announced by the premiers of B.C. and Alberta is another step forward in B.C.’s efforts to accommodate Alberta’s desire to ship oil through B.C. to Asia.
Pamela Martin jumps from premier's office to party

Pamela Martin jumps from premier's office to party

Pamela Martin, the former TV news anchor who landed a $130,000-a-year job in the premier's office, has left to join the B.C. Liberal Party. Martin departed the premier's office Sept. 13-- though no official announcement was made at the time.
Paula Simons: Cyberbullying bill exploits teen girls’ deaths

Paula Simons: Cyberbullying bill exploits teen girls’ deaths

Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, announced by the federal government Wednesday, was supposed to fight cyberbullying.
Shannon Corregan: Marijuana petition still needs support

Shannon Corregan: Marijuana petition still needs support

It might not seem like it, with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s amusing cocaine hijinks dominating Canadian and American news channels, but these have been an exciting few weeks for British Columbia.
Emma Gilchrist: Canada’s government spies on its own people

Emma Gilchrist: Canada’s government spies on its own people

Tuesday started out sunny for me, but hail fell out of the sky in the afternoon.
Les Leyne: Carbon trust’s end won’t change much

Les Leyne: Carbon trust’s end won’t change much

The Pacific Carbon Trust hasn’t even succumbed yet, but the scavengers moved in Wednesday to argue over cause of death. Weeks ago, the legislature’s public accounts committee scheduled a hard look at the PCT as part of its oversight role.