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Worldwide Coalition against Islam members are escorted to a bus by police after holding a rally at Calgary's City Hall in this June 25, 2017 file photo. The group is planning to attend a rally with other far-right organizations, in Vancouver this Saturday. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/Postmedia Network)

Racist rally shows we haven’t learned

After last week’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., many of us in Canada were shocked at the violence and grieving the death of the counter-protester but felt relieved that we were not in the States and talked about how much different things are here.

ERIC MACKENZIE, 24 HOURS

Something always contradictory about the PNE

Almost time once again to rejoice in tiny sugared pastries, rides with Biblical names like The Beast and The Revelation, and spending half the rent to win a free stuffed animal — the PNE returns on Saturday.

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Williams Lake fireworks fine should be bigger

Last weekend, a 34-year-old Williams Lake man celebrated the lifting of an evacuation order and being able to return home by setting off fireworks in what are still extremely hot, dry and fire-prone conditions. Thankfully, the RCMP were quickly alerted, arrested the intoxicated man and later fined him just over $1,000 for allegedly dropping, releas

Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark is introduced before speaking at an Economic Club of Canada luncheon at the Hilton Toronto hotel on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Matthew Sherwood for Postmedia Network)

Donations will always be milked in politics

British Columbia will finally end corporate, union and foreign political donations after the BC Liberals allowed the province to become the “wild west of political cash,” according to The New York Times.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is looking for a new team to play with next season. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL, NBA offseason eclipsing rest of sports

If you’ve tuned in to any of the numerous American talking heads sports shows on TV or radio this summer – widely available north of the border – you may have noticed something somewhat curious: non-stop offseason coverage of the NFL and NBA.