• FLETCHER: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

      A year ago, this column described the Justin Trudeau government’s plan to borrow and spend close to $1 billion on an “innovation and skills plan” to create “superclusters.” B.C. got its own supercluster last week, part...

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  • FLETCHER: Fixing the real problem at ICBC

      Attorney General David Eby has taken the most serious steps in 40 years to deal with the core problem at the Insurance Corporation of B.C. He is doing what four previous B.C. governments wouldn’t do, which...

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  • FLETCHER: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

      Chances are your community has a bylaw that restricts the use of “chemical pesticides” on public and private lands, including your lawn and garden. I’ll use the District of Saanich bylaw as an example of what...

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  • DYER: A carnival of treachery in Syria

    There are comical elements in the current Turkish invasion of northern Syria. Its name, for example: Operation Olive Branch. Or the frantic back-pedalling by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the announcement that triggered (or at...

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  • FLETCHER: Public school ‘crisis’ doesn’t exist

    B.C. VIEWS: More teachers pour in, union wants results suppressed. As school districts around B.C. hire and train every qualified teacher they can find to fill an allegedly drastic shortage, the education ministry has put out the...

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  • MITRA: Transforming 2018 with godly resolutions

    Editor’s note: The views expressed in this column don’t necessarily reflect those of the Merritt Herald and its staff. The Herald welcomes qualified writers with views on this or other faiths to submit their work to newsroom@merrittherald.com, to...

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  • LETTER: Lessons to be learned from last year’s floods

      Editor, As a victim of the flood in Lower Nicola, and other areas near Merritt, my family and neighbours are concerned that little seems to be done to investigate and remedy the cause of the disaster....

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  • DYER: Only the poor die screaming

    If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger...

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  • FLETCHER: Politicians pose on plastic bags

    B.C. VIEWS: Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance It’s a municipal election year, with four-year terms of office on the line for communities around B.C. this fall. So now is a good time for voters to start...

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  • FLETCHER: John Horgan on forests and fires

    Black Press legislative columnist Tom Fletcher sat down with Premier John Horgan to talk about his plans for 2018. Here are excerpts. Click here for excerpts from the premier’s plans for electoral reform, housing and child care....

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