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Opinion: Paid sick leave benefits everyone

Opinion: Paid sick leave benefits everyone

A new model of paid sick leave for B.C. employees comes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
Most Canadians support boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing: poll

Most Canadians support boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing: poll

Support for keeping Canadian athletes home during next year’s Winter Games is highest among men (61%) and Canadians aged 55 and over (60%).
Opinion: 'Strident' anti-science crowd convincing B.C. seniors to shun COVID-19 vaccine

Opinion: 'Strident' anti-science crowd convincing B.C. seniors to shun COVID-19 vaccine

I came across a perplexing and concerning statistic that speaks volumes about the difficulty in stopping COVID-19. More than 147,000 people in B.C. over the age of 60 have yet to receive a single dose of the vaccine.
Opinion: B.C. badly needs more paid sick leave and protections for gig workers

Opinion: B.C. badly needs more paid sick leave and protections for gig workers

This summer reminded all of us of the importance of workers. And not just because of the pandemic.
O’Toole leads poll on foreign policy, Trudeau tops on crime, health care

O’Toole leads poll on foreign policy, Trudeau tops on crime, health care

Conservative leader finding more public support on range of issues than predecessor Andrew Scheer against incumbent prime minister, survey finds.
Opinion: People keep talking about the hate aimed at Trudeau. But what about Jagmeet Singh?

Opinion: People keep talking about the hate aimed at Trudeau. But what about Jagmeet Singh?

The NDP leader and Burnaby South MP faces virulent racism every single day
Letter: Reopening this New West overpass a dangerous idea amid fourth wave

Letter: Reopening this New West overpass a dangerous idea amid fourth wave

Editor: It was with disbelief that I saw billboards indicating that the McInnes overpass will be reopened to traffic on Sept 10.
Opinion: Awful anti-vaxxer vandalizes Burnaby MLA’s office. This is out of control

Opinion: Awful anti-vaxxer vandalizes Burnaby MLA’s office. This is out of control

Vandalism followed protest on Wednesday
Letter: Canada Post can be a big part of post-COVID-19 recovery. Here's how

Letter: Canada Post can be a big part of post-COVID-19 recovery. Here's how

Editor: What if Canada Post was part of the post-COVID recovery? On Jan. 18, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) announced that 2020 was a record year for parcel delivery.
Letter: Mask mandate in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe

Letter: Mask mandate in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe

In an open letter to parents, the president of the BC Teachers' Federation urges parents of students (ages 12 and up) to get their child vaccinated.