Opinion

Sarah Simpson column: The hot and sticky mess that is parenthood in a heatwave

I took my 2-year-old out in just a diaper and her pink sunglasses to hunt for “blue” ice cream

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15th, 2018

EDITORIAL: What requiem, Sir John A.?

Two takes on Victoria removing its statue of Canada’s first prime minister

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Column: Mother orca’s display of grief sends powerful message

The grief of this orca mother may not be visible anymore, but we must not forget.

Column: Should we be testing a driver’s knowledge at licence renewal?

Some veteran drivers would have trouble trying to pass again.

  • Aug 14th, 2018
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Can't erase history by tearing down statues: McKenna
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Dolphin rescue on Vancouver Island

T.W. Paterson column: Better than reality TV: reality history

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” —Rudyard Kipling.

  • Aug 12th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Canadian cities begin to declare themselves city-states

Local politicians meddle in immigration, environment issues

Andrea Rondeau column: Information in a crisis can be empowering

It’s a terrifying thing to hear the fire call on the scanner for a wildfire near your home.

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Language lessons give back voice residential schools took away

Indigenous communities are reclaiming their heritage and their culture by keeping language alive

Editorial: In these watershed moments of drought, behaviours must change

No doubt Capetown thought it could never happen there

  • Aug 8th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Private health care crackdown touches painful nerve

Many people are no longer prepared to suffer in silence

Get out of jail free cards looming?

Increasing number of sentences don’t fit the crimes, with Fenton as the poster boy

COLUMN: Has social media passed its peak?

Saul Klein at the University of Victoria writes about erosion of trust at Facebook and Twitter

  • Aug 2nd, 2018

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

B.C. VIEWS: Big unions living large in public construction-land

The boys like their steak, bosses like a beefy slush fund

Donald Trump an increasing danger

The truth of any issue to U.S. president is whatever works to his best advantage