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Opinion: Learning to survive in an American classroom

Opinion: Learning to survive in an American classroom

I spent many of my formative school years in the U.S., where safety drills for hurricanes and anything more sinister were the norm. And sometimes when I did have to hide under my desk, it wasn't a drill. As more school shootings are reported, I wonder what those classroom experiences really taught.
Les Leyne: How NDP team dug itself into deep hole with $789M museum project

Les Leyne: How NDP team dug itself into deep hole with $789M museum project

Government should have involved the public more in its museum decisions
Opinion: Gang of four needs cohesion not fragmentation in 2022’s fight for city hall

Opinion: Gang of four needs cohesion not fragmentation in 2022’s fight for city hall

Each challenger has an authentic purpose of public service.
Letter: A late ferry meant missing the last bus and walking home in the rain

Letter: A late ferry meant missing the last bus and walking home in the rain

'The ferry I took home from the city was 35 minutes late, so the only busses leaving from the ferry had already departed by the time we arrived in Langdale. This left me with only one option; walking for over an hour on a dark, rainy evening to get home. '
Letter: It was the mental health care system that failed the Websters

Letter: It was the mental health care system that failed the Websters

'This is the third time a mother has been killed by a psychotic son in this community within roughly 20 years. I would like it to be the last time anywhere.'
Letter: Groundskeeper Virgil spots lost wedding ring at the 16th tee

Letter: Groundskeeper Virgil spots lost wedding ring at the 16th tee

'Last Friday I was golfing at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club. When I finished my round, I reached into the pocket of my bag where I thought my wedding band was. It was not where it should have been.'
Opinion: Pandemic’s retreat softening public opinion poll for politicians

Opinion: Pandemic’s retreat softening public opinion poll for politicians

Opinion: Recessionary storm casting dark clouds over economic optimism

Opinion: Recessionary storm casting dark clouds over economic optimism

At any other recent time, our economic indices would be considered enviable. We live amid full employment, with more jobs than pre-pandemic, as evidenced by a labour shortage. We are flush with investment capital.
Letters: The birds, they don’t sing here anymore

Letters: The birds, they don’t sing here anymore

'The sounds of the birds are muted as if their songs have been stolen from them. But it wasn’t the songs that did them in; it was their pedestals upon which they perched to tell the morning to come on and start the day. The trees went before and took the birds with them.'
Jack Knox: A Victoria Day quiz, with an emphasis on Victoria

Jack Knox: A Victoria Day quiz, with an emphasis on Victoria

It’s the Victoria Day long weekend. Seems an appropriate time for a Victoria current events quiz. Multiple choice. No wrong answers.