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If you go into the woods Nov. 16

If you go into the woods Nov. 16 th . One beautiful autumn day, a busload of politicians was driving to a political rally along a lightly travelled country road.

Signs of the political times

By G.D.

Where politicians come from

By G.D. Maxwell Earlier this week, the National Academy of Sciences announced Italian researchers at the University of Milan had successfully introduced human DNA into swine sperm.

A hitchhikers guide to our universe (Don’t Panic)

By G.D. Maxwell I’d like to take this opportunity to personally offer a warm welcome to each and every one of this year’s batch of fresh-faced suckers, er, workers. Welcome to Whistler. Got skis? Got boards? Good.

The autumn of J.J.’s discontent

By G.D. Maxwell The days are golden at Smilin’ Dog Man’r. Birch and poplar, having fought pestilence all summer long, are finally blazing yellow in the lengthening rays of a waning sun.

Now is the time for a vote on the Olympics

By G.D. Maxwell The nearest commercial centre to Smilin’ Dog Man’r is 100 Mile House. A former stagecoach stop on the Cariboo gold trail, 100 Mile is a "tween" kind of town.

Home suite home

By G.D. Maxwell Maybe it’s silly to get swept up in local politics at a time like this.

105 monkeys figure out how to get the banana out

By G.D. Maxwell There’s this famous experiment in the annals of learning. It involves a jar, a banana and a monkey.

Have you heard? The war is over!

By G.D. Maxwell The Canadian Senate, that moribund public patronage trough for aging political bagpersons and defeated politicians, has sung its own song of freedom, its own redemption song - Don't Bogart that Joint My Friend, Pass it Over to Me.

The salad days at Smilin’ Dog Manner

By G.D. Maxwell It’s hard to think there will ever be, a fruit as perfect as the rasp-ber-rie. It’s harvest time at Smilin’ Dog Manner. Push has come to shovel and we’re about to test the limits of friendship.