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Whistler, enemy No. 1?

Whistler, enemy No. 1?

I can't remember whether I heard it on radio or television or read it somewhere but by far the best description of Canada's major political parties' climate action strategies was summed up neatly as this: The Liberals have a plan that, depending on h
This election, vote with 
your conscience

This election, vote with your conscience

The real Aladdin , if I can call a fictional character real, had both a magic ring and a magic lamp. The real Aladdin was not a character from one of the stories in the original, Arabic The Book of One Thousand and One Nights .
In the company of those who went before

In the company of those who went before

There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that nig
The 80-20 rule, camping edition

The 80-20 rule, camping edition

As it does for so many other things in life, I suspect you can apply the 80-20 rule to explain the garbage I keep finding where people have camped before me. While I try to limit the times I camp where others have, on a road trip it is inevitable.
Summer's swan song means it's only six weeks until Canada's federal election

Summer's swan song means it's only six weeks until Canada's federal election

Despite what the calendar says, the summer of 2019 is over. The green leaves of spring have lost their lustre and are taking on fall colours.
Tales from the (sort-of resurrected) inbox

Tales from the (sort-of resurrected) inbox

Though email was created in the early 1970s, it remained the rather exclusive domain of pioneering techies until the early-to-mid 1990s, when it was rolled out as a feature by early commercial internet service providers.
On getting it wrong...

On getting it wrong...

As challenging as this last week has been for almost anyone with a Telus email address—and particularly for me—it seems it's time to purge and do a semi-regular Tales From the Inbox column.
When what you say may not mean what you say

When what you say may not mean what you say

Words are so weird it's a wonder any clear idea ever gets communicated using them. This, of course, is a terrible admission for someone who writes words and gets paid for it but familiarity has, perhaps, bred contempt.
America was great once

America was great once

A 21-year-old , obsessed by what he considered an invasion of Texas by Hispanics, walked into a Walmart last Saturday with an automatic weapon and several hundred rounds of ammunition and killed 22 people and wounded a couple dozen more.
Let's make BC Day our own!

Let's make BC Day our own!

This weekend, Canadians from coast to coast to coast—with the notable exception of Quebec—will celebrate ... well, let's just leave it at that. They'll celebrate. Canadians aren't really very good at celebrating. It makes us uneasy.