Columnists

Column: How tolerant should we be of the intolerant?

What if a perspective we are asked to tolerate is one designed to oppress?

Column: It’s a bit late to demand total plant consumption

Veganism/vegetarianism don’t take into account global impacts or historical realities, says columnist

  • Nov 13, 2019

North Island Rising: Wexit is nothing more than an ill-considered fairy tale

False promise of a prairie republic fails to withstand close inspection

  • Nov 12, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor with Black Press Media

Column: Remembrance Day isn’t just another holiday

Remember those who fought for our freedoms but also those who continue to protect them

  • Nov 10, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: With murder in their hearts, Part 2

Torn between grief and guilt, Quomlet recoiled before Sally’s fury.

  • Nov 10, 2019
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Column: ‘official’ seasons don’t define the Vancouver Island experience

Where we live makes comparisons with the rest of Canada like apples and oranges

  • Nov 8, 2019

Column: you can get too much Christmas, especially in November

Think working in an all-Christmas, all the time store would be fun? Think again

B.C. VIEWS: Is your community ready for the dementia wave?

Experts warn that the number of people living with dementia could nearly double in the next decade

T.W. Paterson column: Accused murderer had to answer to a higher court

It must have occurred to each and every one of them that Quomlet might well have cheated the hangman

  • Nov 3, 2019

EDITORIAL: Forget Wexit, it’s time to talk about the separation of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island separation — like most separation ideas — is a better idea, than reality

North Island Rising: On emaciated grizzlies and online trolls

“The closed minded, monosyllabic trolls were having nothing to do with dialogue”

  • Nov 1, 2019

COLUMN: Not going to sugarcoat it, Halloween treats aren’t treats anymore

Marisca is trying to keep her kid’s hands out of the cookie jar

Opinion: Island Greens plan to speak up in a minority government

Green Party doesn’t have confidence in Liberals’ climate targets and timelines

ANDREA RONDEAU: Vaping illness hits B.C.: time to act is now

We are barrelling head first into a new health crisis

COLUMN: Priorities in a divided province following 2019 election

Black Press Media columnist Frank Bucholtz on the fallout for B.C.

  • Oct 28, 2019

ROBERT BARRON: Climate-change deniers need to take an honest look

Get your heads out of your sand and stop ignoring the evidence

ANDREW WEAVER: Time for new generation to lead BC Greens

Provincial Green leader and Oak Bay representative explains his plans for departure

  • Oct 27, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: There are 8 million stories in the Naked City

Beer Barons of British Columbia, has given me another great lead for a story…

  • Oct 27, 2019