Opinion

Do surveys and referendums work for our democracy?

Direct democracy in the form of surveys and referendum is at odds with western liberal democracy

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Editorial: Election fever lacking in Canada

Unlike our U.S. counterparts, things are low key so close to voting day

OUR VIEW: Here’s hoping election debate is tolerant and respectful

You now have (or had, since the writ dropped) 38 days to…

  • Sep 16, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: the mysterious demise of the respected WM.H. Lomas’

Among his many achievements, he played an instrumental role in founding of the Cowichan Exhibition.

  • Sep 15, 2019

Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics

We need to lower our expectations because there aren’t easy answers to hard problems

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Rickter Scale: Memorable moments on the midway

The sights and smells of the fall fair spark some special memories

  • Sep 14, 2019

EDITORIAL: RCMP pay equity a no-brainer

Quite simply, some things are worth the price

  • Sep 12, 2019

EDITORIAL: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break

Young people get a rude introduction into adult life here in B.C. with high cost of living

  • Sep 11, 2019

Robert Barron: Looking back, I wish I had talked to Terry Fox

I was there for the start of this hero’s journey, never expecting the icon he became

EDITORIAL: Summer is a state of mind

Let’s maintain a little bit of summertime bliss

  • Sep 10, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: It’s an uphill battle to build the nanny state

Training positions added, filling them is another question

Sarah Simpson: sitting still as the seasons change has its benefits

Grateful for the unexpected chance to watch as summer turns to fall

T.W. Paterson column: Peter Skene Ogden the latest victim of map mending

Predicted that he’d end his days in dissolution and madness; Ogden proved him wrong.

  • Sep 8, 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Parents worst offenders in school zones

They get out with their young children and proceed to jaywalk across the street

OPINION: Chilliwack city council made a regressive, terrible mistake

While disappointing, spiking the rainbow crosswalk is one backwards step in a city moving forward

OPINION: Right choices will only come via cultural revolution

Climate change is only one facet of the colossal wicked problem facing our species, says columnist

  • Sep 5, 2019

EDITORIAL: Cannabis is here to stay; but how?

Regardless of how the ACRD scenario plays out, cannabis is a growing industry…

  • Sep 4, 2019

LETTER: ICBC boss responds to accusations of failing to adapt

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez responds to column by the CFIB’s Richard Truscott

  • Sep 4, 2019

Editorial: Voting season about to begin, get yourself informed

Taking an active role in finding out what your vote signifies makes things better for all

  • Sep 3, 2019