Margaret Evans

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.

  • Jun 6, 2014

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

  • Jun 1, 2014

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.

  • May 23, 2014

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.

  • May 19, 2014

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

  • May 12, 2014

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.

  • May 3, 2014

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.

  • Apr 30, 2014

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.

  • Apr 18, 2014

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.

  • Apr 11, 2014

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

  • Apr 4, 2014

Chilliwack and B.C. no stranger to mudslide risk

Landslides and land instability profile the Chilliwack region with the potential for dire consequences.

  • Mar 28, 2014

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

  • Mar 21, 2014

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.

  • Mar 14, 2014

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.

  • Feb 28, 2014

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.

  • Feb 21, 2014

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.

  • Feb 7, 2014

Time to lift the muzzle on scientific research

Are Canadian scientists being muzzled? Yes. And badly.

  • Jan 21, 2014

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.

  • Jan 10, 2014

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.