Margaret Evans

Column: Entertainment world feels the loss as stars dimmed

We are barely into the New Year and the entertainment industry has been rocked by the loss of six great performers.

Column: Rising prices offer food for thought in the new year

With all the other financial and political pressures, predictions are that food costs could spike higher than they did in 2015.

Column: Paris just the first step toward a less carbon-dependent world

Delegates from 195 countries at the UN climate talks in Paris finally came to an agreement with a much celebrated climate-change pact.

Column: Looking for answers to extreme gun violence

Maybe it’s this law or that law, or a ban on this rifle or that handgun, but gun ownership is in Americans’ DNA.

Column: Paris attacks shine spotlight on campaign promises

The Paris tragedy has thrown a sharper spotlight on two of PM Justin Trudeau’s election campaign promises.

Column: Dark days of Canada’s non-action on climate over

Justin Trudeau will taking his change message to Paris with the intent to re-set Canada’s commitment to mitigate climate change.

Column: Cross-Canada ride helps honour veterans

Almost six months later, Canadian Forces veteran Paul Nichols, Terry, and their support team have finally ridden close to 10,000 kilometres.

Column: Boating tragedy a reminder of nature’s power

For all the survivors, the traumatic experience is a life changer.

Column: After a majority win, now the work begins

Canadians clearly voted for change, so much so that Liberal red swept across the country from coast to coast.

Column: Heavy lifting on climate awaits next government

The party that forms the next government Monday will need to get its act together fast for attendance at the UN Climate Change Conference

Column: Campaign becoming interesting as the finish line nears

With just 10 days to go in this forever election campaign, the tight race has tightened

Column: Little bits of plastic adding up to big ocean problem

If garbage is a big problem in the local backcountry it’s a huge problem in the oceans where plastics have become the DDT of the modern age.

Column: Poll numbers offer early look at federal campaign

Apparently there has been a pretty interesting shift in dynamics as to who people would vote for if the election was held now.

Column: Lower water making for a tough summer for salmon

Federal fisheries were warning about record ocean and river temperatures and lower water levels giving a double whammy to B.C. salmon.

Column: Hot, dry weather adds new challenge to agriculture

As this intensely hot, dry summer drags on, the impact is starting to be felt sharply and in strange ways among farmers.

Column: Don’t waste the chance to have your voice heard

In so many other countries, people continue to die to have a society as free, as safe, and as fair as the one we take for granted.

Column: Health ministry scandal needs some transparency

It’s been three years since seven health ministry workers were wrongfully fired and we’re still waiting for a public inquiry

Column: Summer of 2015 remains one for the record books

Record breaking temperatures continued to be set in July and as at July 22, there have been 11 days with temperatures in excess of 30C.

Column: New Horizon shines a light on distant Pluto

When New Horizons phoned home at 5:52 p.m. PDT Tuesday to announce its arrival and start sending data, standing ovations broke out

Column: Assessing the health costs of global climate change

The threat to human health from climate change could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health.