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Andrew Cohen: Contrarian Canada jeers from the cheap seats

Andrew Cohen: Contrarian Canada jeers from the cheap seats

The long-awaited nuclear agreement with Iran was only hours old, but that did not prevent John Baird from summoning the media to convey a reflexive and reliable hostility.
Les Leyne: Bennett tries to ease power-rate hike

Les Leyne: Bennett tries to ease power-rate hike

“I’m not trying to minimize the fact that there is a rate increase,” Energy Minister Bill Bennett said Tuesday, midway through a news conference partly designed to minimize the upcoming rate increases.
Another New Tradition - Chocolates All Year Round

Another New Tradition - Chocolates All Year Round

“So what exactly do you do for Chanukah?” my husband asked our first winter together. We had been married on June 24 th , 2000 and were still learning about each other’s families and holiday traditions.
Geoff Johnson: Small school adopts flexible approach

Geoff Johnson: Small school adopts flexible approach

Enderby, a small town along the Shuswap River, boasts a variety of agricultural and industrial enterprises, including dairy farming, cattle ranching, fertilizer and feed production, mills, and value-added wood products.
Comment: Canada-U.S. merger has Hollywood potential

Comment: Canada-U.S. merger has Hollywood potential

In the 1995 movie Canadian Bacon, the U.S. president (Alan Alda), distressed by low opinion polls, starts a war with Canada on the theory that the public rallies around wartime presidents.
Run for your life!

Run for your life!

Generally, I hit the gym in the morning before my brain has time to figure out what I'm doing. It's a good tactic, you should try it. Also, when I start early, my workout burns fat rather than fuel.
David Bly: Current events abound with intriguing plots

David Bly: Current events abound with intriguing plots

It’s hard to tell the difference between news and entertainment these days. Some movies focus on serious issues, while the entertainment value of current events grows daily, almost to the point of slapstick.
Iain Hunter: We face a future of wallowing in waste

Iain Hunter: We face a future of wallowing in waste

It should be apparent to us all by now that we are a race of shitepokes and dung beetles, aimlessly poking and rolling our waste about without the slightest idea how to get rid of it.
Comment: Stormwater utility a step in the right direction

Comment: Stormwater utility a step in the right direction

It is encouraging to see the steps the City of Victoria is taking to move away from a system of stormwater management to one rooted in rainwater management.
Les Leyne: It’s time to deep-six B.C. Ferries board

Les Leyne: It’s time to deep-six B.C. Ferries board

The blueprint for ferry cuts released on Nov. 18 shows how far into the details the government is reaching to save money. For instance, they want to cancel the 7 a.m.