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B.C. nets ‘impressive’ population growth

B.C. nets ‘impressive’ population growth

After faltering early during the pandemic, population growth in Canada’s large urban markets regained their mojo as immigration returned with a vengeance. On a July-to-July basis, Canada’s population grew 1.
Rob Shaw: Pressure to address housing crisis mounts as affordability gets worse

Rob Shaw: Pressure to address housing crisis mounts as affordability gets worse

Despite all the announcements on housing affordability from the new David Eby government in Victoria, a recent report by one of Canada’s largest banks shows things on the ground have never been worse.
Letters: The beginning of the end of Ladner Village?

Letters: The beginning of the end of Ladner Village?

If approved, this six-storey building will be the first of a series of dominoes that will see the Village lose its character and charm, replaced by ever increasing six-storey buildings.
Rob Shaw: BC Greens’ continued COVID focus raises questions about party’s political well-being

Rob Shaw: BC Greens’ continued COVID focus raises questions about party’s political well-being

The BC Greens are moving to shore up their credentials on the health care file, by naming a high-profile surgeon to be deputy leader of the party.
Opinion: Mixed response to recycling, other environmental issues in B.C.

Opinion: Mixed response to recycling, other environmental issues in B.C.

Abandoning single-use plastics appears to be a worthy cause for most.
Opinion: Morneau’s political post-mortem prescribes. Will Trudeau listen?

Opinion: Morneau’s political post-mortem prescribes. Will Trudeau listen?

For British Columbians looking for clues on the current federal perspective on the province, there is fairly thin gruel to consume.
Letters: Ladner’s densification will need significant infrastructure additions

Letters: Ladner’s densification will need significant infrastructure additions

There needs to be careful thought in providing a Ladner bypass.
Letters: We can all do our part to help others

Letters: We can all do our part to help others

This is a sad situation and requires all to see what we can do to help.
Jack Knox: Sending handmade love through the Victoria-Ukraine pipeline

Jack Knox: Sending handmade love through the Victoria-Ukraine pipeline

The Compassionate Resource Warehouse has filled 13 40-foot shipping containers with aid from Vancouver Island to help Ukrainians.
Jack Knox: How would you feel about becoming a lighthouse keeper?

Jack Knox: How would you feel about becoming a lighthouse keeper?

Even with a reduced number of light stations, it hasn’t been easy to find people to live/work at them.
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