Opinion

Rickter Scale: Brother Gary strikes again

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

  • Mar 27, 2019

EDITORIAL: Time to take aim at regional police force around the capital

With discussions on the amalgamation of the 13 Capital Region communities seemingly…

  • Mar 26, 2019

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

  • Mar 25, 2019
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Dying of embarrassment: Asking for a Naloxone kit in a small B.C. town

Naloxone is free for everyone, amid an opioid overdose epidemic killing thousands

Column: Electric cars aren’t a saviour yet on a warming globe

Producing energy for any type of low- or zero-emission vehicle has environmental trade-offs

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Column: CF movie hits home pretty closely to me

Campbell River woman offers perspective on Hollywood’s Five Feet Apart

  • Mar 24, 2019

Editorial: Blaming girls’ clothing for boys’ behaviour dangerous nonsense

Is a pair of short shorts and tank top going to be an accepted excuse for a boy throughout life?

  • Mar 23, 2019

Rickter Scale: Goodbye in the blink of an eye

Funny the impact a text can have — in more ways than one

  • Mar 22, 2019

EDITORIAL: Housing is one of our basic needs

We all need food, clothing and shelter first

  • Mar 21, 2019

Mommy’s Inside Voice: The self-love struggle

Hats off to us babes. We are alive, and kickin’, despite everything that has fought for the opposite

  • Mar 20, 2019

Editorial: Low water levels on Vancouver Island worrying

This is the time of year when our lakes are usually filled to capacity and beyond

  • Mar 18, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

COLUMN: Deadly cargo cost Nanaimo teamster his life

Kegs of blasting powder were transported by horse and wagon, writes historian T.W. Paterson

  • Mar 17, 2019

Editorial: Hate and violence over Teddy trial appalling

We read the comments on our story about Seymour’s appeal and were appalled

  • Mar 16, 2019

Editorial: Grounding new 737 planes had to be done

Canada joined a host of other nations in implementing some form of a ban

COLUMN: Transforming the media industry, one woman at a time

Immersive week with peers inspires for the future

Keep your eyes open for cougars

It was the most beautiful, and deadly, beast that I’ve ever seen close up

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Mourning the loss of friends to motherhood

The challenges of becoming a mom can take its toll on friendships

  • Mar 12, 2019