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We must find alternatives to carbon-based fuels

We must find alternatives to carbon-based fuels

Todd Whitcombe As I See It In the "Upside of Down," Thomas Homer-Dixon points out that at the height of construction of the Roman Coliseum, 5.
‘The rule of the people’

‘The rule of the people’

First, I'd like to pay tribute to the anti-HST organizers and supporters of British Columbia. I'm both grateful and proud of your efforts.
Just like kids, kittens have baby teeth, too

Just like kids, kittens have baby teeth, too

Animal Tracks Kathi Travers Chris asked: My five-month-old kitten lost a major canine fang on his left side. A month later there was another one growing in its place.
Where’s Polak’s head at?

Where’s Polak’s head at?

Paul Wilcocks In Victoria It's tough to figure out what Children's Minister Mary Polak was thinking. The Representative for Children and Youth had just released a detailed audit of a government child support program that found many problems.
Area schools preparing for end of classes

Area schools preparing for end of classes

The last few weeks of school are here and Vanway has been very busy with dance performances, field trips and with the Grade 7 year-end graduation dinner.
Don’t wine for me Argentina

Don’t wine for me Argentina

Wine can appeal to every taste and budget. Great wines do not need to be expensive but they do need to taste like real care and attention was taken with their production.
Campbell the odd premier out

Campbell the odd premier out

When Premier Gordon Campbell skipped the final vote on the harmonized sales tax in the legislature this spring, he did so to attend the signing of an economic agreement with his counterparts from Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Thanks for nothing P.G.

Thanks for nothing P.G.

I have to say, I was very disappointed with the people of this city last week. As if my day didn't start off bad enough, someone tried to run me off of the road near the Tim Hortons in College Heights.
The meaning of ‘politician’

The meaning of ‘politician’

To our MLAs, My interest in things political has vanished over the past few years. The concept of being a "politician-representative of the people" has sadly, over the past decades, been replaced by "politician - representative of the party.
Kids want stolen bikes returned

Kids want stolen bikes returned

To whoever stole the bikes of my two little girls right out of our driveway on the night of June 12 we sincerely hope that you will consider returning them to their rightful owners.