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Column: Putting a face to the invasion of Normandy
It was the courage of soldiers like Jim Wilkins who put a face on an invasion that allowed the world to hope again.
Column: Disappearing glaciers should be cause for concern
Murmurs among scientists are that, with the rapid thawing of the world’s icy regions, glaciers are likely at a tipping point
Column: Tragic reminder of the impact of heat on dogs
The tragedy last week of six dogs dying in the back of a pick-up truck is a harsh reminder of the care dogs need as temperatures warm up.
Column: A fresh perspective on restaurant tipping
According to a recent survey, 46 per cent of Americans are tipping less and keeping tips under 20 per cent of the bill.
Column: Foreign worker program needs a strong rewrite
Forty years later, foreign temps are snapping up routine jobs right under Canadians’ noses and some employers are laying off local employees
Column: Aquarium controversy not so cut and dry
Keeping these highly intelligent, sensitive, far-roaming animals in something akin to a bathtub has raises troubling ethical issues.
Column: A silver lining in the humpback whale of a tale
With diligent research, a lot of things have gone right for the humpback whale; we should be celebrating that it is no longer endangered.
Column: Extinguishing the European fire ant invasion
According to the Invasive Species Council of B.C., European fire ants are among the 100 world’s worst invasive species.
Column: Fall of the Parti Quebecois reshapes political landscape
This election is a strong statement from Quebecers that, for them, the status quo is working.
A little food for thought on global climate change
One of the greatest concerns coming out of the report is the impact of a changing climate on food production
Chilliwack and B.C. no stranger to mudslide risk
Landslides and land instability profile the Chilliwack region with the potential for dire consequences.
Mysteries run deep when airplanes disappear
The search for flight MH370 has become the biggest in aviation history. 26 countries are scouring a region 7.7 million square kilometres
Let’s get the vaccination conversation going
Unvaccinated children are susceptible to measles and can pass it along, especially to babies who are too young to receive the vaccine.
Many variables make up our weather forecast
Some scientists call forecasting a chaotic system; that the tiniest factors at any moment can have a huge impact on the weather to come.
New fossil finds tell a ‘grand tale’ of our history
A new discovery in Kootenay National Park will take fossil exploration and understanding to a whole new level.
From Vancouver 2010 to Sochi in 2014
Four years ago the biggest issue for the Vancouver Winter Olympics was snow. For Sochi’s Winter Olympics, it’s security.
Time to lift the muzzle on scientific research
Are Canadian scientists being muzzled? Yes. And badly.
How to make your New Year’s resolutions work
Psychologists who study this stuff have sage advice about defining the goal, staying on track, and using some powerful mental toughness.
The news of 2013 made us both laugh and cry
No doubt 2013 was a fascinating roller-coaster year of news stories, tragic events, and political dilemmas.
Remembering Nelson Mandela’s dignity and humanity
Nelson Mandela truly symbolized that one person really can make a difference.