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The mania of corporate naming

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare's Juliet asked, knowing the man she loved had the wrong name. "That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet."

Dad learns to cope with a growing daughter

I guess there is a double standard.

Paddler set to reach milestone

Bob Purdy's Paddle for the Planet campaign (paddlefortheplanet.ca) will reach another milestone on Monday when the Kelowna stand-up paddler reaches 1,200 days of continuous paddling to change the way we live on the planet. Monday's paddle will take place at 10 a.m. from Rotary Beach in Kelowna.

Foreign-worker fuss means trouble

"There's no doubt we've seen some abuses that really tick me off," federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney said a few weeks ago.

Vintage nice to ride, gets lots of looks

Since its 2013 unveiling at Sturgis, South Dakota, the Indian Chief has caused a lot of chatter.

Lacklustre NDP race now a non-event

A few New Democrats will be grieving ex-leadership candidate Mike Farnworth's surrender on Tuesday and bemoaning the lost opportunity to build excitement over the next six months.

New Park Act will be closely watched

A week after the bill allowing research in B.C. parks was introduced, a new policy on issuing permits was finished. It arrived in February, just as people were digesting the implications of the legislation, and interpreting the word "research" took up a fair bit of time.

Advanced meters another PR challenge for Fortis

It's hard to imagine FortisBC could do anything worse for public relations than to continue estimating electricity bills following its nasty labour dispute.

Life on 'Mars' working out smoothly so far for KSS grad

Ross Lockwood describes himself on his Twitter feed as a professional physicist, a scuba instructor and a simulated Martian.

$5M tactic puts pressure on teachers

On a certain level, you have to appreciate the psychological warfare that goes into negotiations between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the agency representing school districts.

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