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It’s legal to be offensive

Imagine a legal system with government, courts and police. It's the job of police to enforce that system's laws; courts to apply them; and governments to review and make the laws that shape the system.

Like a hole in the head

Canada is broken, or at least the Parliamentary system of democracy on which Canada is based is broken, which kind of amounts to the same thing.

Like a hole in the head

Canada is broken, or at least the Parliamentary system of democracy on which Canada is based is broken, which kind of amounts to the same thing.

Piratin’ music, under siege

Arr me lovelies! Me name is Mikey Jones, also known as Captain Chrome, and on most days I spend me free time journeyin' the Cyber Seas, pillaging bounty like MP3s and racking up doubloons through BitTorrents.

What’s going on?

British Columbians will have a better picture of our collective financial situation next week when the budget is presented, but an article in the Globe and Mail suggests that the province is facing a $3 billion shortfall, about seven times what was o

Go go muni commandos!

Finally, a good use of Whistler taxpayers' money. I jumped with joy this week when I read our letters page and found out that bylaw enforcement officers with the Resort Municipality of Whistler have taken up G.I.

The pre-Olympic free fall

Confession: as a child, I was petrified of falling forever. I had this deep-rooted, gut-wrenching fear that one day the Earth would cease to exist, disappear straight into thin air, poof , and everyone would be left in Outer Space.

Camel wanted

The camel is dead. Timelessly tough, endlessly enduring, its strong back was finally crushed beneath the weight of straw. One minute the camel was up, the next it was down.

Why Sea to Sky needs communications training

I�ve been reporting for Pique for just over a year and in all that time I�ve held the same conclusion: public bodies and people in this corridor are in serious need of communications training.

Young, dumb… broke

Those of us in our 20s got dealt a bad hand this year. Or at least we got dealt a reality check where we were forced to understand that the economy is not our friend.