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Walking among the Big Brains

I call them The Big Brains.

Tinkering with the human body

I've had an artificial elbow for one year. On April 1 last year, I fell off a six-foot retaining wall in our garden, shattering my left elbow.

We need renewed leadership on Medicare

British Columbia is about to lose billions of dollars in health-care funding. That's because on March 31, the 10-year-old national Health Accord expires.

Truckers deal averts economic fallout

It was clearly a moment of triumph for Premier Christy Clark and her government.

Containers hold promise

The revival of Rutland could be given a boost through a funky, risky, appealing, but potentially controversial idea.

Not prepared for The Big One

In the last decade, the B.C. government has churned out 180 news releases that refer to earthquakes in some fashion. Some are just peripheral mentions, such as how to donate at liquor stores to quake victims elsewhere in the world.

Mexican workers help farmer succeed

As his financial losses piled up in the mid-1990s, Bill Sandher just about gave up on farming.

The challenge for our next mayor

After Mayor Walter Gray decided not to run for re-election,

Opposition grows to new policy on packaging and recycling

Last month, Environment Minister Mary Polak announced what seemed like good news: small businesses would be "exempted" from the province's onerous new packaging and printed paper regulation coming into force this May.

Portland Hotel Society expenditures mind-boggling

The spending scandal at Vancouver's main social service agency is incomprehensible.

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