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Les Leyne: Kinder Morgan begins a long journey

Les Leyne: Kinder Morgan begins a long journey

Here we go again. Just days before a federal panel is expected to release its findings on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, a second company filed an application Monday for a similar project.
Harry Sterling: North Korean events give reason to worry

Harry Sterling: North Korean events give reason to worry

With his boyish plump face and bouffant hairstyle, he looks rather inoffensive, a person many might consider of little importance to others.
What is an advent calendar?

What is an advent calendar?

I wasn’t sure I’d write this post, mostly because I didn’t want it to be mistaken for yet another “war on Christmas” diatribe. Because those make me extremely uneasy.
Comment: Clark must call a free vote to abolish the Senate

Comment: Clark must call a free vote to abolish the Senate

It was meant as a gag; a satirical lampoon in the grand old political tradition of using a crazy stunt to gain attention.
Iain Hunter: Like the iceman, the postie will vanish

Iain Hunter: Like the iceman, the postie will vanish

So. No more the Jolly Postman.
David Bly: We know more than ever about our food

David Bly: We know more than ever about our food

As the Christmas season advances, so do the opportunities to eat, and sound nutrition is not always top of mind. Good intentions are easily pushed aside by the abundance of treats, to be resurrected post-holidays as remedial resolutions.
Monique Keiran: Find community around the dinner table

Monique Keiran: Find community around the dinner table

Holiday menus and tasty treats figure largely at this time of year. Already, the festive dinners and seasonal parties have begun. Groaning boards are groaning, and horns of plenty are plentiful and overflowing.
Les Leyne: The dome might be fine, after all

Les Leyne: The dome might be fine, after all

The twisting-dome crisis at the legislature deflated this week, as politicians decided to back up and take another look at the issue. Which is a common-sense move.
Facing up to our fear

Facing up to our fear

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” People ask me what this means.
Comment: When the justice system leads to injustice

Comment: When the justice system leads to injustice

How should society respond to decreasing crime rates? Should we see this as an opportunity to reduce the number of people in our prisons? Or should we find ways to maintain and even increase our prison populations, just as has been done in the United