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Les Leyne: Ferry fares a riddle wrapped in mystery

Les Leyne: Ferry fares a riddle wrapped in mystery

Your ferry ticket these days is like Russia as described by Sir Winston Churchill: “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” It jumped 3.
Comment: The growing plight of the overeducated worker

Comment: The growing plight of the overeducated worker

Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey points to a softening in the job market.
Delivering parcels before you order them

Delivering parcels before you order them

Online merchant Amazon is working on a method to send merchandise to customers before they order it, based on knowledge of previous orders, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Comment: Collaboration needed to combat dementia

Comment: Collaboration needed to combat dementia

Seventy-four per cent of Canadians know someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. According to a 2013 Nanos survey, most of us would find it harder to admit that we ourselves or someone close to us has dementia.
Hockey at its finest this weekend

Hockey at its finest this weekend

A little of this and a little of that as we head to another weekend: * * * * * Hockey fans should be in their glory this weekend as top-notch opponents roll into town both for Western Hockey League and B.C. Hockey League play.
Ordering a drink with no ice

Ordering a drink with no ice

My grandmother didn’t like ice in her drinks. She preferred boiled water that had cooled to room temperature, stored in an insulated bottle. Or a cup of hot tea. I haven’t embraced room-temperature water, yet.
Les Leyne: Definition of B.C.’s ‘fair share’ is vague

Les Leyne: Definition of B.C.’s ‘fair share’ is vague

The Trans Mountain pipeline application, like the Enbridge Northern Gateway one before it, has chapter and verse on the benefits to B.C. But in reciting all the job-creation and tax-revenue benefits, both outfits are missing the point. B.C.
L. Ian MacDonald: Economic story is hard on Conservatives

L. Ian MacDonald: Economic story is hard on Conservatives

Since mid-2009, Canada has held bragging rights on coming out of the Great Recession in better shape than any other G7 country, particularly the U.S.
The question of faith vs. human rights

The question of faith vs. human rights

"What is more important? The right for someone to comfortably practice their faith, or the rights of women?" Whenever I'm faced with a difficult question of ethics, I do what I always do: I ask my 8-year old son.
Shannon Corregan: Selfies about confidence and control

Shannon Corregan: Selfies about confidence and control

As we try to understand the ever-changing impact that technology is having on our lives, one of the standard reasons for angst is the perception that smartphones and social media have made the current generation more selfish.