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Shannon Corregan: Call me an atheist, but not an infidel

Shannon Corregan: Call me an atheist, but not an infidel

A very important question has been posed this week by one of the foremost religious thinkers of our time: What do infidel atheists celebrate during the holiday season? Manitoba’s leader of the Opposition, Progressive Conservative Brian Pallister, has
Harry Sterling: Islands a flashpoint for China and Japan

Harry Sterling: Islands a flashpoint for China and Japan

They are tiny, uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. But disagreement over their ownership has the potential to trigger conflict between China and Japan with repercussions for other countries in the region, including Taiwan.
Comment: Province supports private passenger-ferry service

Comment: Province supports private passenger-ferry service

Your readers deserve the facts about the potential delivery of passenger-only ferry service from Nanaimo. The fact is, B.C. Ferries is not considering a passenger-only service linking Nanaimo and Vancouver. As part of the $18.
Facebook: The good and the bad (which is really also good)

Facebook: The good and the bad (which is really also good)

Facebook is great. I have a friend and rarely a day goes by that I am not aware of some sort of food she has prepared and eaten. Without Facebook the part of my brain that stores that information would have to be used for something else.
L. Ian. MacDonald: MP’s proposed reforms have a downside

L. Ian. MacDonald: MP’s proposed reforms have a downside

Michael Chong is truly an honourable member of Parliament, respected and liked on all sides of the House.
Les Leyne: Hydro rates threaten Catalyst Paper

Les Leyne: Hydro rates threaten Catalyst Paper

B.C. Hydro’s largest single industrial customer has been pretty shy in the week since Energy Minister Bill Bennett laid out the future of electricity prices. It might be for some tactical reasons. Or it might be because Catalyst Paper is speechless.
Comment: Green message should focus on long-term benefits

Comment: Green message should focus on long-term benefits

If we want truly green cities in Canada, we have to overcome the problem of short-term costs trumping long-term benefits.
Injured Ninja.

Injured Ninja.

In October, when my leg shot out from under me in taekwondo , I thought it was a sprain…and so did the emergency room doctor.
Naomi Lakritz: Aging boomers won’t all be out skiing

Naomi Lakritz: Aging boomers won’t all be out skiing

I can’t tell you how many baby boomers I’ve heard say they would take cyanide first rather than go live in a long-term care home when they are elderly. Quite a few.
Andrew Cohen: Contradictory and incoherent foreign policy

Andrew Cohen: Contradictory and incoherent foreign policy

It is too early to know if the government’s new commitment to “economic diplomacy” really marks a metamorphosis in how we deal with the rest of the world.