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Remembering a year of meeting people

Remembering a year of meeting people

Part 2 of 2 A look back at a year of interesting personalities: Otto Arndt was born in Germany in 1939 and later came to Canada. He worked for a timber marking crew for the forest service and lived in a cabin in the Hart Highway area.
Smoking should increase age rating for movies, TV shows

Smoking should increase age rating for movies, TV shows

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in Canada and the world, killing one in two smokers, or 45,000 Canadians annually.
Going independent

Going independent

Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser turned his back on the B.C. Liberals Wednesday, abandoning the party he supported as recently as last spring and announcing he will run as an independent in Peace River North in the May provincial election.
Remember Metropolis

Remember Metropolis

The B.C. Government Employees Union building stands across Quebec Street on Fifth Avenue from the post office, replacing the city parking lot that used to be there. That wasn't the original plan for the site.
Building your business with the right blocks

Building your business with the right blocks

When I was about four years old and playing cars on the floor with my brother Rob, my other brother Paul started making a funny noise.
Looking for the border between brain and mind

Looking for the border between brain and mind

One of the more interesting questions science faces is: "Where does the brain end and the mind begin?" This is complicated because our inner experience is so private. No one else can share your thoughts.
Suggestions for electoral, gov't reform

Suggestions for electoral, gov't reform

To the commission on electoral reform: Canadian society like a child is growing up. Like an alcoholic, Canada's government feels entitled. Like a drunk it will not change until it must.
Digital footprints

Digital footprints

In the last week, we've received two related requests. The first one came from the subject of a recent Citizen story, who changed his mind after the story was published and wanted his name and comments removed.
You can't take it with you when you're gone

You can't take it with you when you're gone

Years ago we had a company program benefitting both incoming and outgoing employees involved in a company-initiated transfer. If the incoming employee liked the outgoing employee's home, he or she could buy it.
The kiss strikes back

The kiss strikes back

Hearing news of Carrie Fisher's untimely death last week seemed like a good excuse to spend a winter afternoon watching The Empire Strikes Back, the middle film in the first Star Wars trilogy.