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Rob Shaw: Five people got $1.3 million in severance when Eby became premier

Rob Shaw: Five people got $1.3 million in severance when Eby became premier

The difference in this case is that the governing party didn’t change, only the leaders. And yet it still cost taxpayers $1.3 million to fire five people.
Survey: Canadians predict a merrier Christmas, happier holidays this year

Survey: Canadians predict a merrier Christmas, happier holidays this year

While “Merry Christmas” is far from the all-time high of 74 per cent it enjoyed in 2018 it continues to outrank “Happy Holidays” by a 3-1 margin.
Opinion: BC Supreme Court lawsuit trips up fast-rising Vancouver unicorn

Opinion: BC Supreme Court lawsuit trips up fast-rising Vancouver unicorn

Like all court claims, nothing has been proven. 
Jack Knox: Car trunk turkey and other holiday budget tips

Jack Knox: Car trunk turkey and other holiday budget tips

Best to work within a budget when planning holiday spending given this year’s inflation. With that in mind, here are some guidelines to follow.
Brenda Fleming Fehr: Celebrating the gifts of friendship

Brenda Fleming Fehr: Celebrating the gifts of friendship

Some friends come and go in our lives.
Rob Shaw: After five years, the NDP should stop blaming others for housing problems

Rob Shaw: After five years, the NDP should stop blaming others for housing problems

Premier David Eby took great pains this week to try and blame the worsening problems of homelessness in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on his government’s greatest villain and most-frequent scapegoat: The previous BC Liberal administration
Survey: Satisfaction over how COVID pandemic has been handled is highest in B.C.

Survey: Satisfaction over how COVID pandemic has been handled is highest in B.C.

Not all Canadians believe the pandemic is over, and some evident differences remain across the country.
Opinion: How to defuse tense Christmas gatherings

Opinion: How to defuse tense Christmas gatherings

'Everyone talks about how cheery the holidays are, but, for many folks, it brings up the potential for forced, awkward interactions.'
Opinion: Why do heartless journalists show crash photos?

Opinion: Why do heartless journalists show crash photos?

'While it is not a part of the job we relish — such scenes often leave reporters shaken — it is a historic and necessary one.'
Jack Knox: No, a pet under the Christmas tree is not a good surprise

Jack Knox: No, a pet under the Christmas tree is not a good surprise

As impulse buys, pets rank up there with time-shares as long-term commitments their owners might rue. Witness the number of people surrendering their pandemic pets.