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Better world is possible

Mar 25, 2015 / 9:00 am

By David Suzuki Cars, air travel, space exploration, television, nuclear power, high-speed computers, telephones, organ transplants, prosthetic body...

What to do about turfed AG?

Mar 24, 2015 / 5:15 pm

The BC Liberals did the right thing on Monday when they turfed Basia Ruta. Now, they need to follow up and fold the local auditor general's office into that...

Phone polls are old news

Mar 24, 2015 / 12:06 pm

By Angus Reid I read with great interest the recent Canadian Press story A voter’s guide to political polling in this 2015 federal election year,...

It's already OK to breastfeed

Mar 23, 2015 / 4:40 pm

Do we really need to spend government money – your tax dollars – on telling mothers it’s OK to breastfeed their babies? This tempest in a...

Folly of oil by rail exposed

Mar 23, 2015 / 8:07 am

By Kenneth P. Green, Fraser Institute Four recent oil-train derailments—two in the United States and two in Canada accompanied by yet another drive-by...

New dialogue in education

Mar 21, 2015 / 10:00 am

Adam Olsen, BC Green Party interim leader On the heels of last year’s teacher strike, B.C.’s public education system continues to be polarized and...

Don't take water for granted

Mar 20, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Canadians are lucky to have an abundance of fresh water. But most of us take it for granted. This week is Canada Water Week, culminating in World Water Day on...

Mining hit by land claims

Mar 20, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson, The Fraser Institute The mining industry contributes mightily to Canada's economic prosperity, adding $54 billion to...

Site C a costly gamble

Mar 19, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada With a price tag of $8.8 billion, the construction of the Site C dam would entail the largest outlay of taxpayer money in B.C....

Transit funding for future

Mar 18, 2015 / 9:00 am

By David Suzuki Many people think of Canada as a landscape of forests, mountains, water and ice, but the Canadian experience is fast becoming focused on glass...

Min. wage boost a first step

Mar 17, 2015 / 5:20 pm

A 20-cent an hour jump in B.C.'s minimum wage may not be a whole lot, but it is a step in the right direction. And it's one that won't break the...

More tax, better gov't?

Mar 17, 2015 / 4:19 pm

By Mark Milke and Charles Lammam, The Fraser Institute In a recent column about the upcoming Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite, Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne...

Time to end grizzly hunt

Mar 11, 2015 / 9:00 am

By David Suzuki Watching grizzly bears catch and eat salmon as they swim upstream to spawn is an unforgettable experience. Many people love to view the wild...

Tax talk bait n' switch

Mar 10, 2015 / 5:00 pm

By Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC When something changes from one week to the next for no apparent reason, it sparks some curiosity, as is the case with the B.C....

Municipal AG's gotta go

Mar 10, 2015 / 4:50 pm

Something's gotta give at the office of B.C.'s auditor general for local government. The new bureaucracy was introduced with much fanfare two years ago....

Alberta tried tax hikes before

Mar 10, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Mark Milke, The Fraser Institute In the debate over whether the Alberta government should reduce and reform spending to cushion the blow from falling...

Healthcare unsustainable?

Mar 9, 2015 / 10:33 am

By Gwyn Morgan Here’s a little thought quiz to start your week. Which of the following characteristics come to mind when you hear the term monopoly...

Get a grip on vaccination

Mar 5, 2015 / 9:00 am

By Brian Rotenberg, EvidenceNetwork.ca Every day, when I see patients in my surgical clinic, some are offered a procedure to help them feel better. Whether it...

Aboriginal racism in Canada

Mar 4, 2015 / 10:09 am

By Josh Griesbrecht Last month Maclean’s magazine published a controversial article that labelled Winnipeg Canada’s most racist city. It cut close...

Centralize to save schools

Mar 3, 2015 / 5:26 pm

School boards across the Okanagan and across the province know they’ll have to cut a combined $29 million out of their budgets this year, but say they...