Opinion

Rickter Scale: Please re-tire when driving in the snow lane

When treading through the white stuff, tread safely

  • Feb 10, 2020

Flirting with axes: or how to put a little edge in your date night

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

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OUR VIEW: North Island College upgrade a welcome addition to Campbell River

The official opening of the North Island College’s Campbell River campus expansion…

  • Feb 9, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: Hard-drinking Nanaimo and the Chemainus farmer bootlegging for his pigs

Canada’s attempt to ban booze not a success story on Vancouver Island

  • Feb 9, 2020

Editorial: Watercraft towing tubers up Cowichan River an absurd idea

Why is this a bad idea? Where to even begin?

  • Feb 8, 2020

OPINION: It’s time to stop fighting the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

No opposition, no matter how entrenched, can prevent the project from moving forward

Column: A failure in communications around a simple piece of info

Professionals were MIA regarding Power of Attorney regulation for out-of-B.C. agreements

Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable

Province needs to reset what affordable means to today’s families

Column: Shakira and J-Lo just latest of the power moms

Once invisible, mothers are showing that the skills of motherhood qualify them for high office.

  • Feb 4, 2020

Robert Barron column: Earthquakes a fact of life on the West Coast

I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for almost 25 years now and have never felt an earthquake

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Editorial: Vaccinations not really a choice

Vaccines have eliminated so much suffering, resistance is puzzling

  • Feb 2, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: Relax! It doesn’t snow like it used to

So I wrote, years ago, in one of the earliest Chronicles of the ‘Great Snow’ of 1916.

  • Feb 2, 2020

Andrea Rondeau column: Green Party at a crossroads

So the Green Party is looking for new leadership both federally and provincially.

EDITORIAL: It’s about time for action on petty crime

Communities at risk everywhere until there’s harsher punishments

Editorial: Bus connection to ferry terminals good next step

Creating proper transit connections throughout the Island is long overdue

  • Jan 30, 2020

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020

COLUMN: Lessons from a failed bureaucrat

Sometimes the rules need to be applied with reason

EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future

B.C.’s education system has had a rough ride in the press. In…

  • Jan 28, 2020