Columnists

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Star gazing: The wonders of Saturn

Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the NRC’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton

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…”

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Hitched: fashion show
Hitched: fashion show

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’

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