Opinion

EDITORIAL: Side effect of reopening economy may be more reckless driving incidents

More kids are out on bikes and more drivers are speeding on our roads

  • Jun 13, 2020

EDITORIAL: Plan to reinstate summer tubing good news for Lake Cowichan

It can be kept safe, and businesses can sure use a few more people through the doors

  • Jun 12, 2020

EDITORIAL: School situation not ideal for kids

It’s tough for the young ones to miss time in the classroom and to social distance

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OPINION: We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Bonnie Henry

Her direct language speaks to us all

  • Jun 10, 2020

EDITORIAL: It’s not worth getting angry over minor inconveniences

Another watchword for our times is “patience”

  • Jun 9, 2020

THE STICKY FILES: It truly takes a village to raise a child (in a pandemic)

(And really, you are doing your parents a favour by dumping your kids on them every once in a while)

Editorial: What comes next for the homeless?

We hope there is a plan in the works to make this housing-for-all push more permanent.

  • Jun 7, 2020

COLUMN: Graduates, gather no moss like a Rolling Stone

Don’t let COVID-19 get in your way, use it, learn from it

  • Jun 6, 2020

EDITORIAL: It’s time for Canada to admit to its own racism

Make no mistake, racism exists in Canada.

  • Jun 5, 2020

Keep the streets safe for kids

I am writing today to urge everyone to do more to ensure…

  • Jun 4, 2020

OPINION: Universal basic income is a good thing

‘I’ve always loved change, so I’m rooting for a different way of life altogether’

OPINION: It’s not a few bad apples, it’s a rotten tree

“It would be tragic to be distracted from the moral grievance being lodged here”

OPINION: Even the experts can disagree

Just because an expert says so doesn’t mean it’s the whole truth

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

The closer we adhere to these “new normal” guidelines, the sooner many will be rendered unnecessary

LETTER: Climate change alliance pushes agenda

Devon Bidal’s report as to how the Saanich mayor is ‘bewildered’ by…

  • May 31, 2020

EDITORIAL: Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from seeking medical help

Hospitals, clinics cleaned regularly, maintain strict protocols

  • May 31, 2020

OPINION: Next stage requires compassion

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s regular column for the 100 Mile Free Press

  • May 30, 2020

Editorial: Minimal risk in sending kids back to school

Time to poke our heads out of our comfortable nests and venture out into the world again.

  • May 29, 2020

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020