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In China we trust. Or, what’s Chinese for ‘Sputnik’?

Amid WaMu’s collapse and Wall Street’s rejected bailout; amid the caricaturized U.S.

Low down for 2010

Since more than 5,000 people flocked to the village in 2003 to celebrate the successful bid to host the 2010 Winter Games, it feels like public enthusiasm for the Olympics has dipped from the highest highs to the lowest lows, from “we’ll show the wor

Green Shift doesn’t go far enough

Canadians by now have thrown in the towel on Stephane Dion. For months the nebbish Liberal leader has endured a barrage of attacks on his persona, his speech, and his alleged intent to “screw everybody” with a carbon tax.

How Paul McCartney became a vegetarian (The Bambi part is true)

The dream begins in a meadow. There’s pollen drifting through early morning sunbeams, and all is at peace. In case there is any doubt, clouds of butterflies offer reassurance as they funnel about, conducted by earthly rhythms.

Paying lip service to fish

So it’s just another rainy, Thursday morning.

Canada at the Games

After a slow start to the Beijing Games — no medals in the first seven days — Canadian athletes rallied to finish with 18 medals — six more than Athens in 2004, and four more than Sydney in 2000.

Only YOU can stop bear killings

When I first moved to Whistler in late April, I was excited at the prospect of seeing a bear. Being a lifelong Vancouverite, my only encounters with wildlife came at around 2 a.m.

Contemplating superpowers: From black hole palms to weather witches

It was a sunny day on a grassy field. There was weed and a hot girl. I was 16 and she was 17. There were classes to attend, but we didn’t care. Clearly, it was go time.

My, my, my you are hard to get to

It may be true that no man is an island and no man stands alone.

The good, bad and ugly at Pemby Fest

People complain too much, all the time, about everything. The problem is expectations — when something goes wrong in our perfect little worlds we take it personally, focusing on the negative instead of the positive.