Opinion

Sarah Simpson: A much-needed dog days lesson on the power of a smile

Refocusing on what a good deed can do can pull you out of the summer doldrums

EDITORIAL: Don’t muddy the waters, keep them clean and safe

The Alberni Valley has been hit with a spate of contaminated water advisories

  • Aug 15, 2019

LETTERS: B.C. Views column downplays urgency of climate change

‘Tom Fletcher should propose real solutions to climate crisis’

  • Aug 13, 2019

Editorial: Graffiti is a Vancouver Island problem worth addressing

Vigilance needed so we aren’t overrun by this unwanted scrawling mess

  • Aug 14, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Sawmill struggles as NDP boosts northwest log exports

Skeena Sawmills comeback threatened by B.C. government

OPINION: Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence?

The presence of video games in the online habits of perpetrators is one relevant piece of information

  • Aug 10, 2019
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OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019

Our View: A summer of policies, please?

We’d like to see some actual platforms from the federal parties

  • Aug 13, 2019

Column: Where do kids go wrong?

Reality becomes distorted when virtue not mastered

  • Aug 12, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: Intensive manhunt isn’t B.C.’s first, conclusion

The tempo picked up May 3, 1912, when ranch hand Charles Truran stumbled into the wanted men’s camp.

  • Aug 11, 2019

Editorial: Shame on airlines for trying to block basic consumer protections

In what other industry can a business wreck your things, not give you what you paid for?

  • Aug 11, 2019

Mike’s Musings: I hereby postpone the end of summer

In which I convince myself there’s still time to do summer-y things before the end of summer

Mike’s Musings: The unsung heroes of the school district

Let’s all take a second to think about what ‘cleaning a school’ entails

Open minds crucial as Island creates supportive housing

Lessons learned in Parksville need to be applied across our communities

  • Aug 8, 2019

Editorial: Don’t think fire season has passed us by

Only you can prevent forest fires

  • Aug 7, 2019

Editorial: Pumping forecast a wake-up call on Cowichan water

Drought shows the need to raise the weir and store more water in Cowichan Lake

  • Aug 7, 2019

COLUMN: Business owners hand B.C. government another dismal grade, CFIB says

CFIB wants policy makers to take three simple steps in order to improve their grade

  • Aug 6, 2019

EDITORIAL: Truth exists despite the jargon of today’s world

Despite the constant spin and relentless warping, truth still matters

  • Aug 6, 2019

Rickter Scale: Time to put the brakes on those creeps behind the wheel

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

  • Aug 5, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election