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The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

COLUMN: Cutting staff won’t improve Twitter

Moderation is needed to achieve social media giant’s goals

 

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COLUMN: Turning back the clocks, not the calendar

Returning the values and customs of past years would make many uncomfortable

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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Uzelman: Some sunshine behind the dark cloud over healthcare

Federal and provincial government meet on health in Vancouver

  • Nov 16, 2022
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a news conference before tabling the Fall Economic Statement in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Experts say the federal government’s proposed corporate share buyback tax is unlikely to encourage companies to spend more on growing their operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Uzelman: The Freeland doctrine

A valuable contribution to Canada’s foreign policy?

  • Nov 14, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a news conference before tabling the Fall Economic Statement in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Experts say the federal government’s proposed corporate share buyback tax is unlikely to encourage companies to spend more on growing their operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
According to Statistics Canada, prices at the gas pump rose 32.8 per cent in September 2021 compared with September last year as inflation rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in September, the fastest pace since February 2003. (Black Press Media File)

Uzelman: Inflation’s expected trajectory from 2001 to 2024

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Nov 1, 2022
According to Statistics Canada, prices at the gas pump rose 32.8 per cent in September 2021 compared with September last year as inflation rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in September, the fastest pace since February 2003. (Black Press Media File)
British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
There are plenty of programs and special events organized by the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Plenty of programs and events at Summerland Library

Staff want to hear suggestions for upcoming programs

There are plenty of programs and special events organized by the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (Summerland Review file photo)
Cascadia has its own flag.

Uzelman: Canada is a laggard in NORAD, NATO and Arctic Defence

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Oct 18, 2022
Cascadia has its own flag.
Plenty of online offers have the promises of making a lot of money for little effort by working from home. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: The unrealistic promise of big money

Pay stated in online ads is far greater than for conventional jobs

Plenty of online offers have the promises of making a lot of money for little effort by working from home. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Cascadia has its own flag.

Uzelman: The region of Cascadia – fun and facts

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Oct 13, 2022
Cascadia has its own flag.
The Juneau Police Department is asking for community assistance as they search for suspects involved in a June break-in at Glacier Gardens. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)

Uzelman: B.C.’s high crime rate requires provincial action

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Oct 11, 2022
The Juneau Police Department is asking for community assistance as they search for suspects involved in a June break-in at Glacier Gardens. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COLUMN: Days of cheap rent are in the past

The building was old and had seen better days

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).

Uzelman: Unaffordable housing, the real cause

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 13, 2022
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part two

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 7, 2022
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part one

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 6, 2022
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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COLUMN: The strength of an effective local government

These seven individual members became a strong team

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