Columnists

Simpson: A birthday balloon horror story

‘I think we might need to rethink our birthday traditions’

T.W. Paterson: If only I could go back in time to Mount Sicker

‘That old town makes me sad, somehow; it’s so lonely’ — P.M.C, 1932

  • Jul 13, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Will the NDP lose money selling marijuana?

Government monopoly sounds great, if you work there

COLUMN: B.C. must find new ways to grow economy as housing market unfurls

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jul 12, 2019

Barbecues provide a great chance for seniors to socialize

Seniors need to socialize to avoid feeling lonely and left out. They…

  • Jul 10, 2019

GUEST COLUMN: Condemning caribou to extinction in B.C.

Province’s two-year moratorium on new mining, logging not enough

  • Jul 8, 2019
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Simpson: Overcoming obstacles, and murderous millipedes

‘I overcame a pretty big obstacle this weekend in escaping a potential cyanide attack’

B.C. VIEWS: Killing B.C. industries won’t save the caribou

Herds dwindling across Canada, with or without logging

COLUMN: Tags and tallies were aftermath of mine tragedies

Historian T.W. Paterson discusses the meaning of the miners’ tags found at old coal mine sites

  • Jul 6, 2019

Mommy’s Inside Voice: The long journey to the ‘big day’

Shaking the pursuit of wedding perfection and just enjoying being me

  • Jun 30, 2019

Sarah Simpson column: Lizard at large, war medals found

The silver lining of having a husband who is a loser

COLUMN: Clearcutting B.C.’s last old-growth leaves all of us poorer, forever

Jens Wieting of Sierra Club BC responds to columns by Tom Fletcher and David Elstone

  • Jun 24, 2019

Historian recalls Nanaimo’s drunken disorder back in 1890

Imagine the seamen’s surprise when they found themselves inside a brewery, writes columnist

  • Jun 24, 2019

COLUMN: Revisiting a decade ago as Victoria celebrates 20 years of Ska

4 million tourists visit Greater Victoria each year and there’s a reason we remain despite them

OPINION: Wading through the PR tsunami post-pipeline approval

Those who hate the pipeline, hate Trudeau’s decision – those who hate Trudeau, still hate him

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

This is our generation’s opportunity to create an industry for B.C.: LNG Alliance

CEO says much of the work has already been awarded to First Nations

  • Jun 13, 2019

Rickter Scale: Meanwhile back in Toronto

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

  • Jun 12, 2019