Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: Private health care crackdown touches painful nerve

Many people are no longer prepared to suffer in silence

B.C. VIEWS: Big money and local elections

Slates discouraged in civic politics, unions get green light

COLUMN: Has social media passed its peak?

Saul Klein at the University of Victoria writes about erosion of trust at Facebook and Twitter

  • Aug 2nd, 2018
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Postal workers strike in Victoria
As long as you are in line by 8 p.m. you can vote
Advance polls not necessarily sign of higher voter turnout
Changes coming for speculation tax

COLUMN: Judgemental attitude about poverty continuing

We still have a way to go in helping some residents understand relationships with food bank clients

  • Jul 29th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Big unions living large in public construction-land

The boys like their steak, bosses like a beefy slush fund

Foundation Notes: Campaign rolling along

John Moorhouse is communications officer for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation

  • Jul 28th, 2018

Column: The effects of diet on gout

Healthy Bites/Serena Caner

  • Jul 28th, 2018

COLUMN: The difficult quest to buy Canadian

Food, clothing, electronics and other items come to us from other countries

B.C. VIEWS: Unions regain control of public construction

B.C.’s 40-year battle swings back to international big labour

Learning he was homeless, I invited him for coffee and Linda’s cookies.

Unpacking the realities of addiction

  • Jul 20th, 2018

Stargazing: Blowing dust on Mars

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

  • Jul 18th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Participation, practice and musical achievement

The “putting kids in” ideology doesn’t work for the study of music

  • Jul 15th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Stargazing: Lights in the sky

Ken Tapping, astronomer with the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

  • Jul 11th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Do we need another layer of green government oversight?

Foresters, engineers may not be trusted to act ethically

COLUMN: When news media outlets are targeted

The murder of one journalist, anywhere in the world, affects us all

COLUMN: Awkward and awesome: building creative minds

The latest trend among the pre-teen generation is coding and robotics

  • Jul 4th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Spirit of love and friendship united 1959 grads

Ted Hannah reflects on his graduation in 1959 and offers suggestions to the grads of 2018

  • Jul 4th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis Day celebration put off until October

Another government monopoly, what could go wrong?

COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs

One-armed reporter takes up boxing