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MIKE’S MUSINGS: Interesting people doing interesting things

I meet a ton of interesting people in this job. Here are some of the memorable ones from 2018

Troll response was my favourite story in 2018

Sarah Silverman used social media to show – get this – compassion

COLUMN: Dickens, Scrooge and the message of A Christmas Carol

Imagining a meeting between the author and the main character of a well-loved story, 175 years later

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Meet the Storm
Campbell River Plein Air Paint Out
The circus is in town
Q&A with members of the Campbell River Storm

DAVE’S DIGS: There’s no time for complacency as alt-right racism spreads online

Anti-immigrant disinformation should be met with opposition from all quarters

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

Parking garages still safer than email

There are reasons good and bad to want anonymity

DAVE’S DIGS: Even oil companies admit that CO2 emissions cause climate change

It’s often a futile task to argue with those who continue to…

How I became a Movember Man

Since about 2007, Movember has reminded men in Canada to get checked.…

  • Nov 29, 2018

Beware of fake plastic creeds

The question of banning plastic shopping bags is on the agenda in…

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again

B.C. legislature speaker’s latest self-serving move is incredible

You never cease to amaze me, Campbell River

For all its faults, this community is certainly amazing at helping when it’s needed

DAVE’S DIGS: In search of the word for the flavour of fish

How do you describe fish that ‘tastes like the sea’?

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Nov 20, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

DAVE’S DIGS: The psychology of ‘denialism’ in the age of climate change

Leaders need new vision for economic security without ushering in climate chaos

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups