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Canadian soldier, Bombardier Karl Manning, dies in non-combat incident in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The position of the Canadian flag said it all. In fact, it spoke louder than anything Brig.-Gen. Dean Milner could have said about the death of Bombardier Karl Manning, who...
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May 28th, 2011
Relationship choice points
Have you ever felt the temptation to not deal with things? I find that it’s especially tempting to not deal with issues in relationships when they come up – especially the ones where I feel shamed...
Apr 9th, 2011
RX for a Happy Valentine's Day: become your own true love
Ah, Valentine's Day, the fantasy-filled holiday that comes right after we've managed to get ourselves through another year of Christmas and New Year's Eve. Have you ever wondered whose...
Jan 30th, 2011
My friend is gone
About two months ago, someone I cared deeply about took his own life. He was a young man in his early 30’s – and like most everyone who knew him, I had no idea how troubled he was, as he often wore...
Oct 2nd, 2010
BC gambling industry poses problems for the vulnerable
BC Lottery Corp ads on TV regale us with tantalizing tales that will never materialize for most of us: huge lottery wins, shots of us flipping the bird to our boss as we walk out the door of our dead-
Sep 21st, 2010