Margaret Evans

Column: Fall out from terror attacks in Paris will be felt here

Like the mythical monster Hydra, the many heads of hardened jihadist cells and unstable loner terrorists will continue to threaten.

Column: How not to redraw the map in the Middle East

When HarperCollins released an atlas designed for English-speaking children in schools in the Middle East, something was missing.

Column: Avian flu carries potential economic sting

With the sudden outbreak of bird ‘flu, the poultry industry is understandably on edge.

Column: Climate concerns as the warmest year nears

Last weekend’s cold outblast notwithstanding, this winter is potentially shaping up to be warmer and dryer than normal.

Column: Time to stop just talking about poverty

This month, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released their annual Child Poverty Report and the numbers are pretty grim.

Column: What comets can teach us about our Earth

Even in the few days it kept working, Philae has beamed back to Earth data to show that it has already detected organic molecules.

Column: Breaking the code of silence on sexual assault

Sexual assaults are far less likely to be reported than other forms of physical abuse.

Column: Echoes still to be heard from attack in Ottawa

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) knows that about 130 individuals have left Canada to join terrorist organizations...

Column: Ottawa attack brings call for greater vigilance

The murder of a fine, dedicated soldier performing the most honourable of duties hits at the very soul of Canadians

Column: Troubling trends in global wildlife populations

The World Wildlife Fund reported this week an alarming decrease in the population size of species around the world.

Column: Turning up the heat on climate change action

Maybe they can get beyond the endless blame-your-neighbour mentality and actually come up with a deal that works, says Margaret Evans

Column: Five years to repair government-teacher relations

The newly crafted labour peace may, though, only be a labour truce for now.

Column: Franklin expedition opens window on the North

The whole Franklin story not only represents Canadian and Arctic history but the entire saga of colonial exploration and trade.

Column: Will this education impasse have parents eyeing alternatives?

Discussion, compromise, and willingness to give and take are needed to move forward.

Column: Recent rumblings offer earthquake reminder

While predicting earthquakes is still a seismologist’s dream, our understanding of them is growing, if in intriguing ways.

Column: Comedian’s death should shine light on depression

The death of Robin Williams highlights the cost and complexity of mental illness

Column: Cost of Flight 17’s destruction still being counted

The downed plane and any Russian involvement is a game changer. The Ukraine conflict could even could threaten European security.

Column: More hot, dry weather to come, climatologist says

A hot dry summer this year followed by an El Nino event in the winter could threaten water supply issues in coming years.

Column: Dysfunctional education relationship needs to be fixed

Few labour disputes have been as bitter as the standoff between the British Columbia Teachers Federation and the provincial government.

Column: Stronger rules needed for standards of care for animals

The Code sets standards for housing, feed, health and welfare, husbandry practices, transportation and humane euthanasia