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No word to describe the loss of a child

No word to describe the loss of a child

Richmond News reporter Maria Rantanen grapples with the senseless loss of her son amid an opioid crisis that no government seems to have solutions for.
Opinion: Political polarization remains less pervasive in Canada than in the U.S.

Opinion: Political polarization remains less pervasive in Canada than in the U.S.

A new survey measured attitudes toward government among Canadians and Americans and found immense differences.
Opinion: We are swimming in opportunities for our most important resource, but will we miss the boat?

Opinion: We are swimming in opportunities for our most important resource, but will we miss the boat?

Water has a good case for feeling left out.
Survey: Rising level of urban noise disturbing an increasing number of Canadians

Survey: Rising level of urban noise disturbing an increasing number of Canadians

In January 2021, when Research Co. and Glacier Media first asked Canadians about noise, we thought the situation was dire. More than a quarter of Canadians (27 per cent) told us that their city or town had become noisier in the past 12 months.
Jack Knox: It's not about how we're policed, but how we're governed

Jack Knox: It's not about how we're policed, but how we're governed

Greater Victoria is overseen by a patchwork of councils, each with its own agenda and suite of services. No other Canadian community of this size is divided this way.
Survey: Majority of respondents have little faith in government to eradicate homelessness in B.C.

Survey: Majority of respondents have little faith in government to eradicate homelessness in B.C.

Four in five British Columbians say they believe homelessness has increased in the province over the past three years.
Jack Knox: We live longer if we read, study says, but does quality matter?

Jack Knox: We live longer if we read, study says, but does quality matter?

Book Bash is encouraging people to read more
Don't tell me COVID is over: One daughter's grief story

Don't tell me COVID is over: One daughter's grief story

This New Westminster Record reporter lost her father in July. Here, she shares her grief journey.
Survey: Measuring the integration of metrification across the country

Survey: Measuring the integration of metrification across the country

The 1970s were a time of change in Canada, not just politically and sociologically but also in the way we measured things.
Survey: Housing, property taxes, crime top list of voter concerns in Metro Vancouver

Survey: Housing, property taxes, crime top list of voter concerns in Metro Vancouver

Housing is the top issue across seven different regions in Metro Vancouver.