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Geoff Johnson: The best school boards understand that student learning is job one

Geoff Johnson: The best school boards understand that student learning is job one

Wannabe school trustees should know that effective school boards are accountability driven, spending less time on operational issues and more time focused on policies to improve student achievement
Letter: Lead from hunting is poisoning eagles and hawks

Letter: Lead from hunting is poisoning eagles and hawks

Ban on lead shot would help prevent poisonings of birds of prey that scavenge on animal carcasses.
Comment: Medical evidence supports involuntary treatment

Comment: Medical evidence supports involuntary treatment

A commentary by a group of doctors who treat substance-abuse disorders in B.C.’s youth.
Comment: If doctors can opt out, we have a two-tier system

Comment: If doctors can opt out, we have a two-tier system

Doctor plans to charge patients an annual $1,500 fee after dropping out of the Medical Services Plan.
Survey: Majority of British Columbians back wider use of speed enforcement technology

Survey: Majority of British Columbians back wider use of speed enforcement technology

Since 2018, Research Co. and Glacier Media have asked British Columbians about automated speed enforcement.
Letter: Congratulations to Team BC lacrosse player for bringing home gold medal

Letter: Congratulations to Team BC lacrosse player for bringing home gold medal

New West player Reid Hinds MacDonald helped represent the province at Niagara Canada Summer Games 2022
Baldrey: Not all BCGEU members embrace tentative contract despite historic wage increases

Baldrey: Not all BCGEU members embrace tentative contract despite historic wage increases

Sidelining of signing bonus sparks some grumbling among union membership.
Jack Knox: If they have to close shop anyway, why not Sunday?

Jack Knox: If they have to close shop anyway, why not Sunday?

It wasn’t until 1980 that then-premier Bill Bennett eased the ban on Sunday shopping.
An updated inventory of long-haul inflation implications and angst

An updated inventory of long-haul inflation implications and angst

Many things are worrisome about substantial, sustained increases in the cost of living and borrowing.
Monique Keiran: Researchers tackle mystery of missing bear toes, floating feet

Monique Keiran: Researchers tackle mystery of missing bear toes, floating feet

Five years after B.C. officials solved the decade-long mystery of detached sneaker-clad feet washing up on shore in the region, the cause of another foot mystery has been identified: grizzlies with missing toes