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McQUARRIE - Worry about silent politicians

August
17
,
2016
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SOME OF THE BEST and most interesting reading available on these dog days of summer comes from the comments section of this news outlet. For instance, there are avid readers out there who know for a fact that the mayor’s consent is...

B.C. govt's housing strategy - Ready, fire, aim

August
16
,
2016
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IT TAKES a certain skill set to try and fix a problem and possibly botch it up even more, but the B.C. government is certainly testing the idea as it flails about hoping to cool Vancouver's red hot housing market. For months the...

KNOX - A down-to-earch Olympics primer

August
14
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2016
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YOU SAID you wouldn’t watch the Olympics this year. You’re done with the corruption, the hype, the jingoism, the Hunger Games cynicism of the monolithic IOC machine. You wonder how many athletes are dirtier than Rio tap water....

ROTHENBURGER - We talk, but who listens?

August
13
,
2016
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FOUR OLD FARTS — three regulars and a newbie — are sitting in Caffe Motivo on a Friday morning talking about the important things of life. As usual, in my opinion, I’m the only one who knows what he’s talking about, which is...

GINTA - Yes, we talk politics, and here's why

August
12
,
2016
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WE DO NOT WATCH TV in my family. That leaves us in the dark when a question like ‘Have you seen the last episode of…’ surfaces, but it’s a risk worth taking. I read the news instead and often times conversations...

CHARBONNEAU- Will B.C. keep lead on carbon?

August
11
,
2016
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ALBERTA IS about to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases, says the non-partisan group Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. In a recent report, they compared the four provinces that have a carbon price and concluded that Alberta will...

McQUARRIE - Who's to blame on job numbers?

August
10
,
2016
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SO WHAT ABOUT these Canadian job numbers everyone it talking about?  Yes, they are dismal but maybe, just maybe they’re a reflection of the previous government’s approach to managing our economy.  It was call the...

SUZUKI - Let's push PM to move on climate

August
10
,
2016
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CANADIANS of all political persuasions care about climate action. Watching Canada fall behind the rest of the world over the past 10 years has been deeply disturbing to many. We became climate laggards. We yearn to be leaders. The hope that...

KNOX - The bottom line on naming rights

August
7
,
2016
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“HOW ABOUT Duncan Donuts City Hall?” I suggested, helpfully. No, I was told, this is about the municipality of North Cowichan, not Duncan. Right, I always get those two confused. North Cowichan council is deep into a debate...

ROGERS - Olympics tape delays relic of past

August
7
,
2016
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WHILE CANADIANS watched the Olympic opening ceremonies live on TV and swapped reactions on Twitter, Americans seethed as they waited for NBC's notorious tape delay. Commentary, pictures, even the occasional video were all there under the...