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Why fentanyl kills

Why fentanyl kills

I spent Christmas 2015 sitting at my kitchen table, smartphone in hand, tracking overdose deaths across Greater Victoria. Eight people had died in seven days, three in the preceding 24 hours.
Names of 2016

Names of 2016

In 2014, there was the trial of the century for Cody Legebokoff, who would receive a life sentence for murdering three women and a teenaged girl before his 21st birthday.
Group wants to save Mackenzie curling facility

Group wants to save Mackenzie curling facility

At the Dec. 12 District of Mackenzie council meeting, Bruce Carscadden from Carscadden Architects Inc. provided an update to council on the second phase of the recreation centre upgrades. Mr.
Celebrating the end of modern liberalism

Celebrating the end of modern liberalism

As 2016 ends, I find myself utterly exhausted from the year's events like many people, but also quietly reassured - unlike so many of my fellow critics.
Setting personal goals key to reaching your potential

Setting personal goals key to reaching your potential

Broadcaster and motivational expert Earl Nightingale tells us, "Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal." Every year, many of us come up with New Year's resolutions.
There should be a financial incentive to vote

There should be a financial incentive to vote

Upon reading various letters to this paper, the underlying theme seems to be that no government has a real majority. This stems from the fact that not a lot of us bother to vote.
A year that defied belief

A year that defied belief

If 2016 was a novel, it would be a story stretching incredulity. Right off the bat, 2016 was a year of disappointment for music fans. The passing of David Bowie brought an end to an era of musical eclecticism and genius.
Yes, David, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, David, there is a Santa Claus

This editorial first appeared in the Dec. 24, 2013 edition of The Citizen and it's become a bit of a local favourite for its twist on the famous "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter.
Fentanyl crisis affects everyone

Fentanyl crisis affects everyone

Two years ago, a good friend of mine died here in Prince George, along with three others over the Christmas Holidays, all from fentanyl overdoses.
Proportional representation explanation

Proportional representation explanation

So last week, I began a series of columns comparing different types of electoral systems. I began by looking at single-member plurality and majority systems. This week I will begin to look at proportional representation systems.