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Newspapers alive and recovering

Gone are the days of Joseph Pulitzer, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Gone are the times when people relied on daily newspapers and their favourite evening anchor for the news.

Time to butt out

If you're a smoker, you probably want to stop reading this column. If you're not, feel free to keep reading. The provincial government has taken major steps to reduce tobacco use by putting some pretty tough smoking regulations in place.

The time for change is now

I may be many things in this world, but stupid is not one of them. That being said, there are some things I will never understand. One in particular stands out.

Life line needs life support

This Wednesday was another day from hell in the winter that just won't end. For anyone unlucky enough to be travelling north from Gibsons, slippery snow on top of black ice made the trip a nightmare.

In my mommy shoes

There are people I've wished could walk a mile in my shoes, if not to see things my way, at least to understand where I'm coming from. My sister is one of those on the list. She is 10 years older than me and perceived as that much wiser.

Good and bad news

The 2007 provincial budget announced by finance minister Carol Taylor on Tuesday has a good news, bad news feel to it. The good news: B.C. taxpayers are getting a 10 per cent break and personal income tax savings of up to $864 a year.

A legacy of smoking

Last Saturday was the third anniversary of my mom's death. I marked it helping my youngest son Patrick and his partner move up the street in Vancouver.

ER situation critical

Health care is front and centre this week with news the emergency room (ER) at St. Mary's Hospital is on life support. Dr.

A night in the television lights

My close friends and family have always known I had a passion for a different kind of journalism - broadcast journalism. Growing up in Saskatchewan and then B.C.

Taking the long way around

Why don't you take the long way? Anyone who's heard this question recognizes its sarcasm. After 27 years of being asked this, I still don't have an answer. But I do have a question: why not? I like challenges, I always have.
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