Author: Brian Charlton

To Tip or Not to Tip

t Sitting in a little bistro in Bordeaux the bill came and automatically I began calculating how much a reasonable tip in Euros would be. The friends, who we were with, shook their heads and said ‘There is no tipping in France....

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The R Word

 “It’s time to stop segregating the race problem as one that harms only minorities. A deeper conception of how racism structures politics, government and the economy connects minority concerns to the issues faced by all workers....

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The NDP Leadership Decision

At the April 2016 NDP convention delegates decided the party needed a new leader. Thomas Mulcair was out; sometime in early October we will know who is in. There are four candidates: Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay; Niki...

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Upcoming Events

2:00 pm Oktoberfest 2019 @ Gladstone Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest 2019 @ Gladstone Brewing Co.
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Eat, drink, enjoy the music! Gladstone Brewing Company will be hosting our 2019 Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21st. Live music at 2PM and 6:30PM, an array of German inspired cuisine prepared by our talented kitchen[...]
10:00 am Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour
Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
With over 400 farms and some of the most stunning & abundant agricultural lands in the province, it only gets better when you can explore it on two wheels! The Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour[...]
9:00 am Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Ad...
Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Ad...
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race. The MOMAR started back in 2000 with one small race in Cowichan Bay where 44 racers showed up to take on the trails[...]


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