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Airport-downtown rail link: Toronto is getting it, Vancouver has it

Airport-downtown rail link: Toronto is getting it, Vancouver has it

The best way to travel between Vancouver International Airport and downtown Vancouver is to hop on a Canada Line train. It takes 25 minutes to go between the airport and Waterfront, the most-distant downtown station.
Comment: Priced parking needed for a vibrant downtown

Comment: Priced parking needed for a vibrant downtown

Recent proposed changes to fares for parking in downtown Victoria has kicked up an unfortunately predictable chorus of naysayers who claim any changes to parking fares will be the death blow for our struggling downtown core.
Has religion become a bad word?

Has religion become a bad word?

When I moved to Victoria three and a half years ago, I was surprised to discover how secular it was.
Les Leyne: MLAs will treat the Speaker gently

Les Leyne: MLAs will treat the Speaker gently

Speaker Linda Reid on Tuesday survived a volley over her spending habits with ease, and will likely make it comfortably through a meeting next week on the same topic.
Andrew Cohen: Indignant ambassador now looks like a fool

Andrew Cohen: Indignant ambassador now looks like a fool

Next to the popularity of Vladimir Putin in the West, the biggest casualty of Russia’s invasion of Crimea might be the credibility of the Russian ambassador to Canada.
Former coach believes Nash has lots left

Former coach believes Nash has lots left

The jury is out on whether the fabulous career of Victoria’s favourite NBA son, Steve Nash, has come to a halt. But one of his biggest supporters and former coach at St.
Geoff Johnson: California is poster child for toxic education

Geoff Johnson: California is poster child for toxic education

Nine California public school students are back in court again this month suing the state to abolish its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say keep bad educators in the classroom.
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.