Category: sports and entertainment

From the People at Running Room

April 22nd, 2014
I stopped in at the local Running Room over at Broadmead this afternoon on our way home from Salt Spring. I went primarily to see if they had anything to help in my fight against plantar fasciitis, since it is a common affliction for heel-strikers. In t… more »

The Irreplaceable Tiger!

April 16th, 2014
One of the biggest mysteries in professional sports today is the length of time Tiger Woods has stayed on top of the golf world even though his game is somewhat in decline. The rankings seem to have him in perpetual first place even though he hasn't one… more »

An Afternoon of Bowling on the Green

March 29th, 2014
It was terrific to get out yesterday afternoon on the bowling rink at Vic West club and roll some bowls in preparation for the season opener next week. Shortmat bowling is fine when the weather is cold and inclement but now that spring has sprung here i… more »

Should collegiate athletes be designated as employees?

March 28th, 2014
Recently, in the US, a federal labor board ruled in favour of a collegiate football player lawsuit challenging his team's longstanding practice of not paying players like him for their onfield services. In a gamebreaking decision, this very powerful med… more »

Anything Can Happen during March Madness

March 21st, 2014
This season of US collegiate basketball is supposed to be one of the best on record for a number of reasons: a great crop of draft prospects; parity in many of the conferences; a wide-open field for the final four; and chances of upsets all over the map… more »

A Pretty Safe Bet!

March 18th, 2014
According to the Slate, Buffett's latest venture into the public domain to invest is nothing less than than a typical Warren stroke of genius. Hooking up with Quicken Loans, one of the companies he is heavily invested in, Buffett has offered to give one… more »

The Reality of Rebuilding

March 11th, 2014
Sport franchises are renown for going through rebuilding stages. My favourite team, the Boston Celtics, are going through this phase for the second time in the last thirty years. The New York Knicks and the Edmonton Oilers are perfect examples of teams… more »

The Royals Looking Great

March 8th, 2014
I did my annual thing in support of local hockey and attended a game last night with a couple of friends involving top-tier junior tilt at the Save-on-Food arena last night. Presently,the Royals are ranked number 8 in the country and boast a formidable… more »

Transferring Schools!

February 27th, 2014
Here is an issue that never seems to get resolved: students wanting to transfers because of various sports options. Years back, when I was still teaching, BC Sports ruled that such requests would only be considered where special circumstances applied su… more »

White-Collar Crime in a Tight Community

February 26th, 2014
As a member of a strata council I continue to be incredulous when I learn how easy it is for some low-life types to embezzle money from public groups. It is has to be a combination of the power of implied trust and odious scheming of immoral individuals… more »
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