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Les Leyne: B.C. to guard mental health rights as it studies crime

Les Leyne: B.C. to guard mental health rights as it studies crime

An amendment to the Mental Health Act would provide new safeguards for the rights of involuntary patients.
Opinion: Neighbourhood houses are where newcomer refugees can belong and call home

Opinion: Neighbourhood houses are where newcomer refugees can belong and call home

Neighbourhood houses have stepped up to help refugees get vital support and feel connected to their new communities. Here's what they do.
Opinion: Cash makes comeback but credit and debit are king

Opinion: Cash makes comeback but credit and debit are king

Use of paper money has jumped 15 percentage points in the two years since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, survey finds.
Les Leyne: Province to announce 'creative' approach to reining in repeat street criminals

Les Leyne: Province to announce 'creative' approach to reining in repeat street criminals

B.C. mayors have expressed concern about pattern of "catch and release" for repeat offenders
Jack Knox: He lives in Colwood; he had five large pizzas delivered from a pizzeria in Windsor, Ont.

Jack Knox: He lives in Colwood; he had five large pizzas delivered from a pizzeria in Windsor, Ont.

Pizzas were half-baked and frozen by Antonino's in Windsor, Ont., placed in shipping boxes and overnighted to Victoria.
Les Leyne: B.C. braces for huge influx of refugees from Ukraine

Les Leyne: B.C. braces for huge influx of refugees from Ukraine

The volunteers already working around the clock to ready for Ukrainian newcomers know it. The federal and provincial officials bracing for the work flow know it.
Les Leyne: Province plans to ask citizens probing questions to identify systemic racism

Les Leyne: Province plans to ask citizens probing questions to identify systemic racism

Data will be collected to spot disparities and inequities in how people of different backgrounds are treated by government
Opinion: Shift to electric vehicle acceptance is accelerating slowly in B.C.

Opinion: Shift to electric vehicle acceptance is accelerating slowly in B.C.

Almost three in five British Columbians who drive their own vehicle say it is “very likely” or “moderately likely” that the next one they acquire will be electric.
Claire Nielsen: Reclaiming health

Claire Nielsen: Reclaiming health

If you feel old and feel like you are on a downhill slide, please stop and consider what you could do to shift this.
Jack Knox: We're happy to tell Junior what to eat, but leave Mom and Dad alone

Jack Knox: We're happy to tell Junior what to eat, but leave Mom and Dad alone

Worries that new guidelines will do away with school fundraisers that feature hot dogs and pizza