Columnists

COLUMN: The power of a social media message

An engagement announcement generated hundreds of responses and comments

COLUMN: Beating the winter blues

Each year it feels like January gets longer and longer and that the winter will just never end

  • Jan 13th, 2018

MICHAELS: Bad McAd leaves a bad taste in my mouth

“If you are trying to figure out how to spend that fiver, consider taking a moment to unplug from the trite network of now and 15-seconds-from-now…”

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

COLUMN: Celebrating Christmas in Toyokoro

Christmas in Hokkaido isn’t truly ignored, but it is purely secular

  • Jan 7th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

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B.C. VIEWS: In 2018, ideology meets reality

Site C only the start of hard choices for Premier John Horgan

COLUMN: A bad case of reader’s block

We might gravitate towards the same type of books repeatedly, never venturing into unknown territory

  • Dec 29th, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on housing, child care

Premier faces costly urban issues, including marijuana legalization

GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation makes votes count

The political priorities of fully half of B.C. voters are essentially ignored by their MLAs

  • Dec 21st, 2017

COLUMN: The battle over a proper season’s greeting

Some insist on “Merry Christmas” while others will avoid any use of the word “Christmas”

Star gazing: History of the Winter Solstice

At 8:28 a.m. (PST) on Thursday, Dec. 21, the sun will rise and set at the southernmost extreme

  • Dec 20th, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: 2017 is the year of the B.C. Green Party

Andrew Weaver’s shifting priorities shape politics for 2018

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on election reform

NDP joins Greens in bid for proportional representation

Star gazing: Mars – the Red Planet

Mars is part of our culture, currently of extreme scientific interest, and sufficiently like Earth

  • Dec 13th, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: B.C. Liberal battle getting bitter

Front-runners Andrew Wilkinson, Todd Stone target Dianne Watts

Liberal leadership hopeful takes advantage of outside lane

Dianne Watts discusses motivation and priorities

  • Dec 9th, 2017

COLUMN: Welcoming the winter season

December marks the beginning of the party season in Japan

  • Dec 8th, 2017

GUEST COLUMN: Adult children care for their parents

It takes a great deal of communication and co-operation to live so closely together with family

  • Dec 7th, 2017