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Opinion: Paid sick leave benefits everyone

Opinion: Paid sick leave benefits everyone

A new model of paid sick leave for B.C. employees comes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
Most Canadians support boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing: poll

Most Canadians support boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing: poll

Support for keeping Canadian athletes home during next year’s Winter Games is highest among men (61%) and Canadians aged 55 and over (60%).
OPINION: Haters will despise this new B.C. vaccine card but I say ‘meh’

OPINION: Haters will despise this new B.C. vaccine card but I say ‘meh’

I was worried the new vaccine card would stop me from living my life, turns out it might get me back to the gym.
Opinion: 'Strident' anti-science crowd convincing B.C. seniors to shun COVID-19 vaccine

Opinion: 'Strident' anti-science crowd convincing B.C. seniors to shun COVID-19 vaccine

I came across a perplexing and concerning statistic that speaks volumes about the difficulty in stopping COVID-19. More than 147,000 people in B.C. over the age of 60 have yet to receive a single dose of the vaccine.
Opinion: B.C. badly needs more paid sick leave and protections for gig workers

Opinion: B.C. badly needs more paid sick leave and protections for gig workers

This summer reminded all of us of the importance of workers. And not just because of the pandemic.
O’Toole leads poll on foreign policy, Trudeau tops on crime, health care

O’Toole leads poll on foreign policy, Trudeau tops on crime, health care

Conservative leader finding more public support on range of issues than predecessor Andrew Scheer against incumbent prime minister, survey finds.
Letter: Coquitlam's homeless population deserves our help year-round — not just during cooler seasons

Letter: Coquitlam's homeless population deserves our help year-round — not just during cooler seasons

Writer explains his recent encounter with multiple vulnerable residents in one night; believes more can be done to provide proper care and adequate shelter.
Letter: Tri-Cities horse owners need to clean up their 'steaming piles' for the rest of us

Letter: Tri-Cities horse owners need to clean up their 'steaming piles' for the rest of us

Editor: Cycling along the Traboulay Trail and over the Pitt River Bridge this morning, I encountered four heaps of horse droppings, three of which were on the pedestrian/cycling lane over the bridge.
Letter: Canada Post can be a big part of post-COVID-19 recovery. Here's how

Letter: Canada Post can be a big part of post-COVID-19 recovery. Here's how

Editor: What if Canada Post was part of the post-COVID recovery? On Jan. 18, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) announced that 2020 was a record year for parcel delivery.
Letter: Mask mandate in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe

Letter: Mask mandate in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe

In an open letter to parents, the president of the BC Teachers' Federation urges parents of students (ages 12 and up) to get their child vaccinated.