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Paula Simons: WestJet's slick marketing also a holiday treat

Paula Simons: WestJet's slick marketing also a holiday treat

WestJet has staged a Christmas miracle for some of its passengers — a holiday stunt that has proved a triumph of social media marketing. On a snowy Nov.
Comment: B.C. must stop ignoring child-poverty issue

Comment: B.C. must stop ignoring child-poverty issue

Another year has passed, but little has changed for B.C. children living in poverty. For a decade, child poverty has been more prevalent in B.C. than anywhere else in Canada. Recently, First Call B.C.
Geoff Johnson: Teacher support key to higher student scores

Geoff Johnson: Teacher support key to higher student scores

The latest results of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment are here, and Canadian educators face a winter of political discontent.
Les Leyne: B.C. mine policy has awkward moments

Les Leyne: B.C. mine policy has awkward moments

If the B.C. Chamber of Commerce is so ardently supportive of the New Prosperity mine, why don’t they go to the Cariboo to support it? The chamber came out in favour of the mine by staging a news conference — in downtown Vancouver.
Comment: A pledge all our politicians should support

Comment: A pledge all our politicians should support

As a “child of the ’60s,” I had hopes that the principled world we envisaged would come to pass. Instead, we have witnessed progress, at best, as two steps forward and one back.
Our 'new' website is now one year old

Our 'new' website is now one year old

Update: Since first posting this blog entry, I went back to see who has come to see us in our first year with the new website. Over the past 365 days: 20 million visits 8 million visitors 45 million pageviews Sounds like a lot to me.
Dave Obee: At 155 years, we offer a fresh look at the past

Dave Obee: At 155 years, we offer a fresh look at the past

It’s our birthday today. It’s been 155 years since Amor De Cosmos launched the four-page British Colonist. The newspaper you are holding in your hands — or reading online, or on your mobile device — is a direct descendant of his first issue, on Dec.
Les Leyne: Clark shows star quality in Asian trip

Les Leyne: Clark shows star quality in Asian trip

“She’s a bit of a rock star,” says Royal Roads University President Allan Cahoon. He’s talking about Premier Christy Clark, after watching her for a week as part of the trade delegation she led to Japan, Korea and China.
Comment: Mandela cared deeply about the environment

Comment: Mandela cared deeply about the environment

While we remember Nelson Mandela for his courage in the cause of justice and freedom, few Canadians are aware of his love for nature. Even fewer know the role that Canada played in developing South Africa’s environmental policy.
Maggidah is a Canadian First

Maggidah is a Canadian First

Storytelling has always been a part of Shoshana Litman's life.