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Rickter Scale: Follicle follies hair to stay

Rickter Scale: Follicle follies hair to stay

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  • Apr 29, 2020

 

Rickter Scale: In search of the lost cure

Rickter Scale: In search of the lost cure

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  • Apr 15, 2020

 

Doctors Derek Poteryko and Marcia Fukunaga demonstrate the recommended social distancing of two metres in a news release issued by the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice about the importance of combating coronavirus spread and how to do it. (Photo submitted)

Rickter Scale: Keep safe, keep calm, keep your distance

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  • Apr 1, 2020

 

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

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Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends
In this file photo, soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Rickter Scale: Pour some sugar tax on me

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  • Mar 11, 2020
In this file photo, soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Members of the Gitxsan Nation resurrect their blockade of the main CN rail line in New Hazelton Feb. 24. The supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their territory dismantled a previous blockade Feb. 13. (Randall Shoop photo)

RICKTER: We thinks thou protest too much

Once upon a time there was an idyllic little town that lived…

  • Mar 4, 2020
Members of the Gitxsan Nation resurrect their blockade of the main CN rail line in New Hazelton Feb. 24. The supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their territory dismantled a previous blockade Feb. 13. (Randall Shoop photo)
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Rickter Scale: Early morning ear worm resonates

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President Donald Trump laughs while delivering comments during the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Rickter Scale: The White House lies ahead

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  • Feb 12, 2020
President Donald Trump laughs while delivering comments during the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A car navigates around a truck that stalled while driving up a hill. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rickter Scale: Driving in the snow lane

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  • Feb 5, 2020
A car navigates around a truck that stalled while driving up a hill. (Black Press Media file photo)
Leia is ruffly 30 pounds of Australian Miniature Shepherd and a welcomed guest in the Stiebel household. (Photo courtesy of Rick Stiebel)

Rickter Scale: Brushing off a royal visitor

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  • Jan 29, 2020
Leia is ruffly 30 pounds of Australian Miniature Shepherd and a welcomed guest in the Stiebel household. (Photo courtesy of Rick Stiebel)
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue being removed from Victoria’s City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rickter Scale: Where art thou, Sir John A?

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  • Jan 22, 2020
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue being removed from Victoria’s City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
‘Ex’ is a term now used to describe more than just a former spouse. (Pixabay stock photo)

Rickter Scale: The ex marks the start

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  • Jan 15, 2020
‘Ex’ is a term now used to describe more than just a former spouse. (Pixabay stock photo)
Columnist Rick Stiebel recalls fond memories of his childhood. (Pixabay photo)

The story of Santa’s quick getaway

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  • Dec 24, 2019
Columnist Rick Stiebel recalls fond memories of his childhood. (Pixabay photo)
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Rickter Scale: ‘Twas the night before mayhem

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  • Dec 11, 2019
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Rickter Scale: Another dip in the bottomless pit

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  • Nov 27, 2019
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A VCR and VHS tape. (Pixabay photo)

Rickter Scale: Children in the eye of the porn storm

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  • Nov 20, 2019
A VCR and VHS tape. (Pixabay photo)
Rickter Scale: A precious paws for thought

Rickter Scale: A precious paws for thought

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  • Nov 13, 2019
Rickter Scale: A precious paws for thought
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Rickter Scale: Trump’s relentless war on truth

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  • Nov 6, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Goldstream Food Bank volunteers pack an emergency hamper. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rickter Scale: Belated Thanksgiving food for thought

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  • Oct 30, 2019
Goldstream Food Bank volunteers pack an emergency hamper. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rickter Scale: For whom the whistle tolls

Rickter Scale: For whom the whistle tolls

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  • Oct 23, 2019
Rickter Scale: For whom the whistle tolls