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Opinion: Keep the minority

Opinion: Keep the minority

An arrogant and self-centred decision was made by our current federal government to call an expensive (est. $500 -$700 million) election. We, as taxpayers and voters, must ensure it does not result in a majority government.
Opinion: Freedom comes with responsibilities

Opinion: Freedom comes with responsibilities

Many feel it is a violation of their freedom if they are required to be immunized.  Such thinking contradicts an important life principle, made clear by Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl: “Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness.”
Opinion: Why Canadians don’t trust election promises

Opinion: Why Canadians don’t trust election promises

So why don’t we believe these promises? In every instance, they conflict with real action. Politicians and policy maker’s methodology is to isolate and contain rather than connect the issues.
Opinion: School fees put up barriers for students

Opinion: School fees put up barriers for students

The full cost of field trips, graduation ceremonies, the arts, sports, scientific calculators, lab coats and safety glasses, need to be covered in each school’s budget.
Opinion: Tough choice for council

Opinion: Tough choice for council

We don’t have enough housing, social services and safe consumption sites to take care of all the people coming here. We are overwhelmed.
Opinion: Vote like every child matters

Opinion: Vote like every child matters

If Canadians are as concerned as they claim to be about the increasing number of unmarked graves found near former residential schools, the 2021 federal election will be pivotal. 
Letter: Mask mandate in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe

Letter: Mask mandate in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe

In an open letter to parents, the president of the BC Teachers' Federation urges parents of students (ages 12 and up) to get their child vaccinated.
Opinion: A sweet girl’s tragic end

Opinion: A sweet girl’s tragic end

She was far more than a statistic but that is now part of who she is.
Opinion: Getting help key to facing dementia

Opinion: Getting help key to facing dementia

If you suspect you or someone you know is developing dementia, the first step is to talk to a doctor to get a referral or talk to a geriatric specialist. Get an assessment.
Opinion: Roped in by Ted Lasso

Opinion: Roped in by Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso is a kind man who treats everyone he meets like the most important person in the world. In truth, that is one of the most common characteristics of a good leader.