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GINTA - See you at the farmers' market?

August
29
,
2016
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THERE ARE TWO topics that fought to win the title of ‘the topic’ for this week’s column. In the political realm, the mea culpa issue. You may have heard the recent media revelations regarding the misuse of funds by two of our...

ROTHENBURGER - Women, wear what you want

August
27
,
2016
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WHEN I WAS lad, growing up in the South Okanagan and heading in the general direction of pubescence, we spent our summers at the beach.  There are lakes and beaches everywhere. One day, a young woman appeared at the beach on Osoyoos Lake...

CHARBONNEAU - B.C.'s failed doctor plan

August
25
,
2016
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OTHER PROVINCES have opted for the team approach to solve the growing problem of patient access to doctors. Not in B.C. The team approach is not new. Roy Romanow recommended it in his 2002 report: “In view of … changing trends,...

McQUARRIE - Why August is like a Sunday

August
24
,
2016
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THIS WEEK I briefly considered writing about Ajax.  Explain to anyone who doesn’t already know that I remain opposed to a huge pit beside our City.  Stir things up a bit on an otherwise very quiet and uneventful August in...

KNOX - Vet 'pesters' Obama about bombing

August
21
,
2016
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“I was there, and I wonder, is this what awaits us sinners in hell?” — Nagasaki survivor Rudi Hoenson RUDI HOENSON wouldn’t have written Barack Obama had the president acknowledged, just once, that the atomic...

ROGERS - The drive toward driverless cars

August
21
,
2016
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UBER HAS BEEN testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. The goal is simple: You open the Uber app on your phone, summon a car and it takes you where you want to go. Everything is automated. This got me thinking about the high price of owning...

ROTHENBURGER - Sunsets and puppy dogs

August
20
,
2016
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I WAS ON the ride-‘em last night trimming up what passes for a lawn at our house when everything started taking on a reddish tinge. Overhead, a brilliant red sunset had washed over the sky from one end of the valley to the other. As I was...

SUZUKI - Clyde River Inuit versus Big Oil

August
20
,
2016
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THE ARCTIC'S Baffin Bay and Davis Strait region is home to seals, bowhead whales, polar bears and up to 90 per cent of the world’s narwhals. The area’s marine waters also provide habitat for 116 species of fish, such as Arctic...

GINTA- It's in the eye of the beholder, if you look

August
19
,
2016
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THREE WEEKS AGO we camped near Little Fort in a most quiet spot on a lake. It was pleasantly warm during the day and pleasantly chilly at night so we decided to go without the tent and slept under the stars. I am not a subscriber to the bucket...

CHARBONNEAU - Sense and consciousness

August
18
,
2016
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CONSCIOUSNESS is at once mundane and profound. It’s mundane because it’s as common as the air we breathe. It’s profound because it shapes our view of the spiritual world. Consciousness is by nature non-physical. For most of...