Three unacceptable but common conditions in our society have been thrown into high relief due to the pandemic. Each will require time and funding to ameliorate.
Several people have noted how much easier it is to get medical advice now that doctors are doing consults by phone. The cause, of course, is the COVID-19 outbreak, which has made traditional office visits more hazardous for patients, physicians and clinic staff.
If Members of Parliament are not sitting in the House of Commons, why then are they receiving full pay during COVID-19? We’re often told of the gruelling travel schedules for MPs, especially those from Western Canada and remote areas. For the average Canadian still fortunate to be working, m…
Volcanoes are important things. They play a part in recycling the surface rocks of a world, and in building new land. For example, all the Hawaiian Islands are actually active or extinct volcanoes.
I clicked on a link emailed to me about Donald Trump’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and it led to an interesting article in a recent issue of “Psychology Today” magazine.
Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet, but if you haven’t watched the “Safe at Home” concert online, please do so — not because it was produced by The Herald, but because of the incredible musical talent showcased in the 45-minute video.
I think it is generally understood that changes in our water supply are going to occur due to climate change. However, when I look at the “Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change - Canada's Plan to Address Climate Change and Grow the Economy,” I find only one reference to w…
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which we operate in our daily lives, primarily because of new risks that all of us are now being subjected to, directly or indirectly.
COVID-19 has obviously changed our lives in the short term, and now there is a growing consensus that the pandemic will also bring more long-lasting changes to our society—how we value workers, how we treat our seniors, how we house the homeless, how we protect the environment, and more.
It’s disappointing when the Governor of Michigan — whether Democrat or Republican, male or female — has received multiple death threats, the president says almost nothing about this to his supporters. If anything should trigger a tweet storm it should be threats of violence against elected o…
In my report last week, I referenced media reports on public servants being directed to ignore potential cases of fraud for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
Amid the storms of life, some people find out that they have an illness that changes their lives. Sometimes their illness makes them realize they will not be able to live a normal life and do things they hoped to do. But for others, their illness makes them determined to live a full life.
It’s anyone’s guess whether what Canadians experienced during the last pandemic will repeat today, but if you are like me and want to learn more about pandemics outside of what Netflix and other streaming services have to offer, I recommend you read Mark Osborne Humphries’s 2012 book, “The L…
I’ve often been a critic of events such as the B.C. School Trustees Association and Union of British Columbia Municipalities conventions, asking why they can’t be done virtually.
Local news can be a great antidote to world events as the issues tend to be within our control. A great example would be the proposed composting facility on Campbell Mountain.
There are times when I could unplug it, walk it over to the balcony and drop it four floors onto the concrete sidewalk below and go down and sweep it up with a brush and pan and throw its remains into the bin!
Historically, the concerns with population, particularly with population growth of other cultures, were based on limited resources and foreign cultural domination. The current concerns with population are that increasing population will increase world demand and thus make reducing carbon emi…
It has been well documented that what men need and want is honest communication. I recall an extraordinary conversation with four men about their mothers.
We depend on the Sun. Without it our world would be very cold, dark, and lifeless. It provides our light and heat. Since we are so dependent on it, we are also vulnerable to any fickle behaviour it might get up to.
The COVID-19 infection rate isn’t the only curve that’s likely to be flattened. The potential economic recovery curve also looks like it will follow a low trajectory.