Opinion

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Choose science over ignorance

It was quite a week for me with my second dose COVID…

  • Jun 16, 2021
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Because athletes are humans too

Last week was one of controversy on the international sports front with…

  • Jun 9, 2021
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

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Come down from your high horse

A need for pandemic advice without being condescending

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Choose peace over war

I was maybe in high school and I remember watching the Israel-Palestine…

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Practicing gratitude — a COVID-mantra we all need

Several stories of love, kindness and outpouring of help have been coming…

  • May 19, 2021
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In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Stop hurting the healers

Last year around this time, I remember I was in Vancouver and…

  • May 12, 2021
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British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Now is not the time to let up on restrictions

While the country I have called my home for all of my…

  • May 5, 2021
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Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
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Celebrating books and literacy

Last week, on April 23 was World Book Day and while I…

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Stay in your bubbles, protect your fellow humans

While the vaccination clinics in our small towns have been underway, elsewhere…

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Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)
Letter to editor

A view on Cancel Culture

Editor: Recently I was asked this question regarding the so-called ‘cancel culture’.…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Letter to editor
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To being a cheerleader for others

Last week, an exchange between a goalie and a fellow teammate, post…

  • Apr 14, 2021
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Let’s wear masks more responsibly

Masks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and that means the pressure that…

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Why did you tell your constituents we’re getting huge amounts infrastructure funding?

Editor, Open letter to MP Taylor Bachrach I’m confused. Why would you…

  • Apr 7, 2021
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FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
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