Opinion

MIKE’S MUSINGS: The unreasonable pressure of ‘the perfect gift’

Why are we trying to “win” everyone’s Christmas?

EDITORIAL: Random acts of community kindness define us

Greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members

  • Nov 20, 2019

COLUMN: There is good out there, you just have to look

The news can make us pessimistic and jaded, but good people and good stories are out there

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

  • Nov 17, 2019

T.W. Paterson column; ‘We are looking for the hangman, me dear’, part 3

Sally stayed with the canoe as lookout as Quomlet and Johnny disappeared into a copse of trees

  • Nov 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Islanders need to step up our recycling efforts

As much as 60 per cent of items taken to landfill could be recycled

  • Nov 17, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Our community leaders are inspirations

Community recognition ceremonies remind us of the amount of good that’s happening on the Island

  • Nov 16, 2019

Editorial: Brainless drivers ignoring bus lights, signs

Consequences need to be harsher for those ignoring schoolbus safety regulations

Editorial: Full ban on backyard burning a must

Bad air quality season is here thanks to lack of government backbone

  • Nov 15, 2019

Column: How tolerant should we be of the intolerant?

What if a perspective we are asked to tolerate is one designed to oppress?

B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

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Column: It’s a bit late to demand total plant consumption

Veganism/vegetarianism don’t take into account global impacts or historical realities, says columnist

  • Nov 13, 2019

North Island Rising: Wexit is nothing more than an ill-considered fairy tale

False promise of a prairie republic fails to withstand close inspection

  • Nov 12, 2019

Editorial: Lest we forget

There are some words and phrases, once very common, that our younger…

  • Nov 11, 2019

Column: Remembrance Day isn’t just another holiday

Remember those who fought for our freedoms but also those who continue to protect them

  • Nov 10, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: With murder in their hearts, Part 2

Torn between grief and guilt, Quomlet recoiled before Sally’s fury.

  • Nov 10, 2019

The importance of personal memory on Remembrance Day

‘Our interdisciplinary research leads us to explore how memory can provide a powerful tool’

  • Nov 9, 2019

EDITORIAL: Let’s not forget current military

EDITORIAL: Remembrance Day should include today’s veterans

  • Nov 9, 2019

Column: ‘official’ seasons don’t define the Vancouver Island experience

Where we live makes comparisons with the rest of Canada like apples and oranges

  • Nov 8, 2019