Opinion

COVID-19 means stepping away from the ordinary

Freelance writer Marcie Callewaert talks about her self-isolation in Ahousaht

  • Apr 1, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help

Just as integral in neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Surrey as they are in Prince George or Kelowna

The COVID-19 silver lining: a new deal for everyone

We should take the chance to rethink our world

T.W. Paterson column: Friendly card game led to fatal shooting in Nanaimo

The final witness, Dr. L.T. Davis, refused to give testimony until he was paid in advance

  • Mar 29, 2020

ZYTARUK: Step back, people. Personal space is where it’s at

These days, crowds plus cozy equals — you guessed it — COVIDiots

  • Mar 29, 2020

EDITORIAL: If you feel creative, be creative, if you want chill, chill

Do what you need to get yourself through this period of social distancing

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COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight

Number of hospitalizations in B.C. remain low as thousands of beds freed up

How to be socially distant

Tips and tricks for social isolation

North Island Rising: Gouging me less than you gouged me before is still gouging

Oil at $26 a barrel does not legitimize the retail gas prices we are seeing at the local pump today.

  • Mar 26, 2020

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

With the technologies we have now at least it’s not as isolating as it once would have been.

Sarah Simpson Column: Jelly beans the key to efficient family hikes

Have you ever hiked with small children? You wouldn’t believe how painful…

Robert Barron column: COVID-19 changing our worlds

I expect there won’t be any return to our regular lives for a long time

COLUMN: Charting an economic road to recovery from COVID-19

Southern Vancouver Island is going to come back from this and the road to recovery starts now

  • Mar 25, 2020

Sending thanks to community workers across Vancouver Island

Many are diligently helping society amidst COVID-19 fears

Robert Barron column: Sealing was a dangerous job

The sealing bosses never held training sessions on how to do it properly and safely

B.C. VIEWS: The good, bad and the ugly of COVID-19

Hoarding doesn’t help anyone – it is unnecessary, selfish, and promotes fear

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

Sports remains the field of dreams, memorable no matter the sport, or the level

  • Mar 22, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: This ‘Golden’ wedding must be the wildest wedding ever

Things really got out of hand when police had to be called — two guests were re-enacting the Civil War

  • Mar 22, 2020

Editorial: Time to get serious about broom busting

Scotch broom is a scourge for many Vancouver Island communities

  • Mar 20, 2020

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 puts your true character on display

Crisis, as usual, is showing the good and the bad in all of us

  • Mar 19, 2020