Columnists

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

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

  • Mar 1, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: Nanaimo’s biggest bang was a close call

Remembering when a ship-turned bomb exploded on Protection Island

  • Mar 1, 2020

Robert Barron column: Gas price rollercoaster confusing

But their customers will continue to pay the price for their precious petrol

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Painful Truth: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

When the forestry industry caught a cold in the 1970s, it was enough to sicken the entire economy

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

BEING YOUNG: Swiping right and left is here to stay

Online dating apps as much about personal affirmation and entertainment as it is relationships

  • Feb 24, 2020

Mitchell’s Musings: Modern language is a work in progress

‘Professional’ communication requires more critical thinking from listeners

  • Feb 23, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: Martial law in Ladysmith and other odds ‘n’ ends and random observations

If, as they say, history occasionally repeats itself, it also does 180-degree turnarounds.

  • Feb 23, 2020

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020

OPINION: Reformed or not, ICBC is still a monopoly. Why?

“It’s past time that politicians do the right thing: they need to end the ICBC monopoly”

OPINION: Make uniforms mandatory in schools

Once thought of as a bad idea, the writer now thinks differently about school uniforms

  • Feb 17, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Robert Barron column: Let’s hope the strike is really over

I’m quite curious to see what terms the United Steelworkers agreed to

T.W. Paterson column: There’s never been a generation gap for this columnist

As humble copy boy at the Daily Colonist I have gone where no others would go before me.

  • Feb 16, 2020

COLUMN: What’s love got to do with it?

People share their definition of what love is

  • Feb 14, 2020

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

COLUMN: Self-service sucks

Remembering the old days when shopping didn’t make me feel like a thief, or on the edge of senility

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

When treading through the white stuff, tread safely

  • Feb 10, 2020

Flirting with axes: or how to put a little edge in your date night

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns