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Rickter Scale: Follicle follies hair to stay

Rickter Scale: Follicle follies hair to stay

Six weeks in, my sideburns have morphed into bats frantically fleeing a brush fire

  • May 3, 2020

 

Rickter Scale: In search of the lost cure

Rickter Scale: In search of the lost cure

Let’s make sure pharmaceutical research is powered by more than profit

  • Apr 17, 2020

 

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

Sports remains the field of dreams, memorable no matter the sport, or the level

  • Mar 22, 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)

Rickter Scale: Pour some sugar tax on me

I don’t like taxes as a rule, but this one is making me feel Bubly

  • Mar 14, 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

Wishes of many outweigh the desires of a few, even when it comes to pipelines

  • Mar 6, 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)
A car navigates around a truck that stalled while driving up a hill. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rickter Scale: Please re-tire when driving in the snow lane

When treading through the white stuff, tread safely

  • Feb 10, 2020
A car navigates around a truck that stalled while driving up a hill. (Black Press Media file photo)
Columnist Rick Stiebel recalls fond memories of his childhood. (Pixabay photo)

RICKTER SCALE: 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)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Rickter Scale: Another disgusting dip in the bottomless pit

Victoria councillors should settle for a cost-of-living hike and consider themselves lucky

  • Dec 1, 2019
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A VCR and VHS tape. (Pixabay photo)

Rickter Scale: today’s technology has released an X-rated genie

Six-year-old kids addicted to porn among the most disturbing trends we’ve seen

  • Nov 26, 2019
A VCR and VHS tape. (Pixabay photo)
(Pixabay photo)

Rickter Scale: Hair today, shine tomorrow

What is it with the hair trends of the aging male?

  • Oct 9, 2019
(Pixabay photo)
Rickter Scale: Memorable moments on the midway

Rickter Scale: Memorable moments on the midway

The sights and smells of the fall fair spark some special memories

  • Sep 14, 2019
Rickter Scale: Memorable moments on the midway
(Black Press Media file photo)

Rickter Scale: Time to put the brakes on those creeps behind the wheel

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  • Aug 5, 2019
(Black Press Media file photo)
Rickter Scale: here’s my 2 per cent solution for fixing our debt problem

Rickter Scale: here’s my 2 per cent solution for fixing our debt problem

How much would you be willing to swallow to eliminate our ballooning financial pit?

  • Jul 27, 2019
Rickter Scale: here’s my 2 per cent solution for fixing our debt problem
Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) jumps for the basket under pressure from Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) and Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka, back, during second half basketball action in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Rickter Scale: Meanwhile back in Toronto

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  • Jun 12, 2019
Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) jumps for the basket under pressure from Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) and Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka, back, during second half basketball action in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
(Photo courtesy of Rick Stiebel)

Rickter Scale: Parking lots and sail pitches

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  • May 30, 2019
(Photo courtesy of Rick Stiebel)
(Photo courtesy of Rick Stiebel)

Rickter Scale: More smoke and secondhand hindsight

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  • Apr 26, 2019
(Photo courtesy of Rick Stiebel)
Rickter Scale: The view through a smoky mirror

Rickter Scale: The view through a smoky mirror

Remembering life in the glory days of smoking

  • Apr 25, 2019
Rickter Scale: The view through a smoky mirror
Rickter Scale: Dealing with bike lanes

Rickter Scale: Dealing with bike lanes

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  • Apr 2, 2019
Rickter Scale: Dealing with bike lanes
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Rickter Scale: Brother Gary strikes again

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  • Mar 27, 2019
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(File photo)

Rickter Scale: Goodbye in the blink of an eye

Funny the impact a text can have — in more ways than one

  • Mar 22, 2019
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