Margaret Evans

Troubling questions from Boston bombing remain

The events of last week’s bombing at the Boston marathon catapults the whole perplexing issue of why individuals becoming radicalized

The enduring impact of Margaret Thatcher

Elected in 1979, she had taken a rough, lonely road of conservative idealisms that would become the legendary Thatcherisms

Carbon offsets draw heated debate

The auditor general's carbon offset report is yet another case in which the Liberal government made a bad situation and make it worse.

Conservation officer Mike Peters looks at the different types of bullet casings found on Vedder Mountain. Behind him is a narrow cutout through the trees

Protection needed for Vedder Mountain

Taking steps to legislating Vedder Mountain as a designated provincial recreation site and an interpretive forest is a welcome move: Evans

Conservation officer Mike Peters looks at the different types of bullet casings found on Vedder Mountain. Behind him is a narrow cutout through the trees

The global reach of local weather conditions

One thing the scientists all agree on is that the future looks troubling.

No easy task ahead for the next pope

Few institutions are as steeped in tradition as the Catholic Church. Its rituals pre-date anything in modern times.

A close encounter of the asteroid kind

Tomorrow Asteroid 2012 DA14, which orbits the sun similar to the orbit of Earth, will make a flyby of our planet

Action needed before film industry fades to black

Premier Christy Clark needs to pay a lot more attention to the dilemma facing the rapidly shrinking film industry in Vancouver.

More than protests needed to fix the system

Blockades, starvation diets, protests and threats get people’s attention and make for some good media play, but do they get solutions?

New year resolutionary’s recipe for success

Real focus on a long-term goal requires vision and motivation, organization and time.

Rising sea levels prompt rising global concern

These UN climate change conferences seem to end up being weaker, less committed and less focused with each passing year.

Carney appointment historic moment for Canada

Mark Carney's skills are going to be sorely missed in Canada. But maybe in the long run we’re all going to benefit.

New life offers hope for lost urban streams

Record numbers of chum salmon have been returning to Still Creek in Burnaby

Marijuana vote a game-changer for Canada

Stephen Harper may be dismissive about state votes in favour of legalizing marijuana last week, but they set the stage for a game changer

Canadian perspective on the U.S. election

With the U.S. election race too hard to call, who will be best for Canada when the chips finally fall?

Tough action needed to bring bullies to justice

Too often you hear of children taking their own lives because bullies drove them to a dark world that they could not escape from.

Weather stats offer reason for concern

If this warm trend continues in the coming years, we may see profound changes in natural food sources, some researchers say.

Urgent action needed to save wild bird habitats

It seemed that this spring the skies were unusually quiet of birdsong.

Challenges ahead for provincial Liberals

Premier Christy Clark has her work cut out for her if she wants her government re-elected next May.

Clark’s tough stand on pipeline earns praise

Premier Christy Clark made it clear that the Northern Gateway pipeline was off the table without five conditions being met. Good on her.

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