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Who's sickest of them all?

Sep 16, 2019 / 11:12 am

Government employees may want to start wearing a medical mask to the office. That’s because there might be something contagious in the office air. Or...

Better off in Canada

Sep 9, 2019 / 3:08 pm

Regardless of whether America is great, or about to be great again, a new analysis shows that Canadians outrank Americans on household income. The Economist...

Legislature blame game

Aug 27, 2019 / 9:00 am

“It's your fault.” “No it's not, it's yours.” “Stop bickering, why don't we all just agree to blame it on the...

Stigma - words matter

Aug 26, 2019 / 2:54 pm

Getting clean ... junkie ... addict ... dirty needles. The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative...

Warming to harm reduction

Aug 14, 2019 / 9:00 am

Next month will mark the 16th anniversary of the start of operations at Insite, the first legal supervised drug injection facility to operate in North America....

Looking way beyond meat

Aug 13, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Sylvain Charlebois Beyond Meat lost almost $10 million in its second quarter, but it beat expectations on revenues. Regardless, Beyond Meat is now worth...

Helping farmers thrive

Aug 12, 2019 / 4:34 pm

On my trip to the Okanagan in June, I stopped by Mariposa Farms fruit stand to buy some cherries. The owner, Kulwinder, has been farming in the Similkameen...

Working to end hate

Jul 26, 2019 / 1:57 pm

Last week, I met with community leaders and organizations in the Okanagan to discuss local, emerging issues on racism and hate as part of a series of engagement...

The problem with plastic

Jul 26, 2019 / 1:40 pm

Canadians care about the environment. We recycle, compost, take pride in our spectacular natural areas and understand the threat of climate disruption. But we...

Under funded, over worked

Jul 11, 2019 / 9:00 am

Over the past few days, British Columbians have been treated to a second Surrey city councillor, Brenda Locke, jumping Mayor Doug McCallum's Safe Surrey...

Gender perception & reality

Jul 10, 2019 / 3:04 pm

The transgender movement has made great strides in recent years in advancing the cause of a marginalized minority. However, the movement’s claim to the...

Long and winding road

Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00 am

The Journey Home Society is optimistic about Kelowna’s five-year strategy to ensure everyone who needs a home will have access to the support they need to...

Sound judgment lacking

Jun 19, 2019 / 11:45 am

One of the great things about not knowing exactly what it is you're looking for is the shock that can come when you do find something. It started with some...

Opposition costing billions

Jun 19, 2019 / 11:33 am

B.C.’s politicians claim that additional pipelines could negatively impact the economy and the environment. But the truth is that opposition to pipelines...

'Cynical and dangerous'

Jun 13, 2019 / 2:20 pm

“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this...

Green fantasy, not science

Jun 6, 2019 / 11:25 am

Environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, remain enamoured of renewable energy, telling followers that the “global push for cleaner,...

Preparing for wildfires

Jun 5, 2019 / 9:00 am

After the last two years of unprecedented wildfires, many people in B.C. are heading into summer with a feeling of uncertainty. Will families be able to spend...

The company you keep

Jun 4, 2019 / 10:50 am

You can virtually take it to the bank. Getting elected to public office often comes with a whole new set of friends and not always pals that have your best...

Can't quit fossil fuels

May 30, 2019 / 1:27 pm

By Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen Metro Vancouver residents are rightly upset over paying the highest gasoline prices ever recorded in a North American city....

A matter of disclosure

May 28, 2019 / 4:28 pm

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material. Monty’s Showroom – now ashes, after the Plaza Hotel in...

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