Opinion

B.C. VIEWS: Sawmill struggles as NDP boosts northwest log exports

Skeena Sawmills comeback threatened by B.C. government

OPINION: Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence?

The presence of video games in the online habits of perpetrators is one relevant piece of information

  • Aug 10, 2019

Mike’s Musings: I hereby postpone the end of summer

In which I convince myself there’s still time to do summer-y things before the end of summer

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Mike’s Musings: The unsung heroes of the school district

Let’s all take a second to think about what ‘cleaning a school’ entails

OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019

Open minds crucial as Island creates supportive housing

Lessons learned in Parksville need to be applied across our communities

  • Aug 8, 2019

Editorial: Don’t think fire season has passed us by

Only you can prevent forest fires

  • Aug 7, 2019

Editorial: Pumping forecast a wake-up call on Cowichan water

Drought shows the need to raise the weir and store more water in Cowichan Lake

  • Aug 7, 2019

COLUMN: Business owners hand B.C. government another dismal grade, CFIB says

CFIB wants policy makers to take three simple steps in order to improve their grade

  • Aug 6, 2019

EDITORIAL: Truth exists despite the jargon of today’s world

Despite the constant spin and relentless warping, truth still matters

  • Aug 6, 2019

Rickter Scale: Time to put the brakes on those creeps behind the wheel

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

  • Aug 5, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

Editorial: Populism isn’t all its cracked up to be

Government isn’t about big promises and easy decisions

  • Aug 4, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: Current intensive police manhunt isn’t B.C.’s first (Part 1)

This 107-year-old news account recalls one of the greatest manhunts in B.C. history

  • Aug 4, 2019

Editorial: We’re overshooting our capacity at a greater rate than ever

July 29 earliest Earth overshoot day in history, Canada’s overshoot day is even earlier

Selfie examination: What we lose when Instagram shapes our travels

Planning of a vacation around what will play on Instagram, won’t deliver on what travel does best

  • Aug 2, 2019

COLUMN: Language police are annoying but necessary

The English language is suffering a decline

Editorial: It’s time to rethink our cold war

Just keeping our cool in the heat needs some far thinking

  • Jul 31, 2019

Editorial: Admire killer whales, but from a distance

Boaters need to make an effort to stay 200 metres from killer whales

COLUMN: It’s past time to let the girls play

Women in sports have been sitting on the sideline for too long