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T.W. Paterson column: ‘Newspaper warfare’ overshadowed Nanaimo woman’s death

“The offer to bet on a subject of this sort shows that Dr. Gamble is a heartless, unfeeling man.”

  • Jan 12, 2020

OPINION: Modern life lacking at teaching people ‘adulting’ skills

Takeout trend a manifestation of the kind of individualism promoted by smart phone dependency

  • Jan 8, 2020

Welsh: Help! I’m stuck behind a wall of junk.

January finds 43 years of accumulated stuff standing between writer and freedom

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Robert Barron column: Polar bear dip not for the weak

It always seems like a great idea the night before when everyone is in party mode

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

T.W. Paterson column: ‘Erasing history’: unfinished business from 2019

Both of these men served the bulk of their careers in public office

  • Jan 5, 2020

Untrending: The decades are flying by

How can I contribute to making the world a better, more peaceful place?

  • Jan 1, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

T.W. Paterson column: No women or gambling allowed under revised 1910 liquor laws

All bar-rooms in the province had to close at 11 a.m. Saturdays. No, that’s not a typo!

  • Dec 29, 2019

Mike’s Musings: ‘How can I help?’ instead of ‘Whose fault is it?’

Instead of playing the blame game, why can’t we just look at what the fix is?

Marisca Bakker: How to keep the family healthy and happy over the holidays

Marisca has some ideas on keeping your sanity this season

RICKTER SCALE: The story of Santa’s quick getaway

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

  • Dec 24, 2019

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

There is always magic in a white Christmas

  • Dec 23, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

T.W. Paterson column: For shipwrecked seamen, the best Christmas ever

Sure that she’d sink under them at any moment, they could only pray and wait

  • Dec 22, 2019

Andrea Rondeau: how prepared are you for an emergency?

Remembering the worst windstorm in memory in the region, what have you done?

COLUMN: Zero Waste Holidays, is it possible?

Kristen O’Keefe and Diane Rudge offer some suggestions on a sustainable holiday

  • Dec 19, 2019

Column: Nanaimo should stop catering to fast-food drive-thrus

Eliminate drive-thrus to improve safety and health and reduce emissions, says columnist

  • Dec 18, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

Column: Samaritans show up on dark, stormy night

Susan blessed with a classic car and classy neighbours