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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.
Geoff Johnson: Schools divided into haves and have-nots

Geoff Johnson: Schools divided into haves and have-nots

Admit it or not, our schools live in a have and have-not world, even though operating funding does employ a kind of equalization formula intended to ensure a level playing field between schools in less affluent communities and schools in communities
A rail car design we can aspire to if E&N service ever returns

A rail car design we can aspire to if E&N service ever returns

Via Rail is rolling out refurbished business class cars on its high volume routes in southern Ontario and Quebec. I rode on one by chance on a trip between Toronto and Montréal. It is a praiseworthy overhaul.
High school hardwood happiness

High school hardwood happiness

While the Olympic Games occupied much of our time, there were other spectacular sporting events entertaining Victoria fans this weekend. Basketball aficianados were in their glory on both the high school and university fronts.
My memorable moments from Sochi

My memorable moments from Sochi

The Olympic flame is out, but the warmth of several key performances will never subside or flicker for Canadian fans after a very memorable last four days.
Out on the town for a Dine Around $30 three-course meal

Out on the town for a Dine Around $30 three-course meal

Many Victoria restaurants were really busy over the weekend at a time of year when business can be slow. The reason was the annual Dine Around promotion, where restaurants offer a starter, a main and a dessert for $20, $30, $40 or $50.
Why talk, when you can reach out to someone?

Why talk, when you can reach out to someone?

A certain phrase is popping up more and more, in blogs, news articles, conversation. I heard it in TV dialogue the other night. And I spotted it in a Times Colonist story.