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Comment: More work yet to do to boost organ donors

Comment: More work yet to do to boost organ donors

As chair of Canadian Blood Services’ board of directors, I join the Times Colonist in congratulating the provincial Ministry of Health, the B.C. organ donation and transplantation community and the many B.C.
Les Leyne: Please, spare us from the teacher-government whine-fest

Les Leyne: Please, spare us from the teacher-government whine-fest

If the government can get a stay, then I want one, too. I’d like to apply for a stay on media coverage of all the self-serving, misleading spin the government and the teachers are throwing up.
Mark Milke: Chrysler bellies up to welfare trough again

Mark Milke: Chrysler bellies up to welfare trough again

Back in late 2011 after the Occupy Wall Street protests, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne gave a speech in Toronto to decry what he called “the most inane displays of greed.
Comment: Sale of Langford green space shortsighted

Comment: Sale of Langford green space shortsighted

The province recently announced that it is selling former Provincial Capital Commission land along the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford as part of its strategy to balance the budget.
Les Leyne: Government accidentally gets it right by axing PCC

Les Leyne: Government accidentally gets it right by axing PCC

There was some gnashing of teeth when the cold-hearted B.C. Liberals axed the Provincial Capital Commission last November. It showed disdain for the capital. It illustrated the Liberals’ lack of interest in Victoria.
Andrew Cohen: Trudeau flouts the conventional wisdom

Andrew Cohen: Trudeau flouts the conventional wisdom

The most revealing moment in Justin Trudeau’s keynote address to the Liberal party on the weekend was when he invoked his father and the Just Society, a byword for Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s commitment to fairness in income and opportunity.
Comment: B.C. needs to manage the risks of natural gas

Comment: B.C. needs to manage the risks of natural gas

The provincial budget signalled that British Columbia intends to develop its vast shale gas resources and use the revenue to pay off its debts and generate wealth for its citizens.
Congregation Emanu-El presents Synagogue & Walking Tours of Jewish Victoria

Congregation Emanu-El presents Synagogue & Walking Tours of Jewish Victoria

Experience a guided tour of Canada's oldest synagogue, Congregation Emanu-el, led by the country’s first ordained Maggidah (Jewish storyteller and educator), Shoshana Litman www.maggidah.com , a Spiritually Speaking contributor.
Driving while stoned: what the studies are saying

Driving while stoned: what the studies are saying

Many posts ago, I observed that while bicycling home at night , I occasionally chanced upon the smell of marijuana drifting out of cars that had stopped next to me at red lights. A few readers said they thought that, from my tone, I disapproved.
Les Leyne: ‘Alexa’s law’ changed rules for B.C. drivers

Les Leyne: ‘Alexa’s law’ changed rules for B.C. drivers

Alexa Middelaer is obviously the poster child for B.C.’s impaired-driving regime. The four-year-old was killed in heartbreaking circumstances in 2008.