Opinion

Editorial: A time of giving

There’s a lot of good out there

  • Dec 25, 2019

RICKTER SCALE: The story of Santa’s quick getaway

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

  • Dec 24, 2019

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

There is always magic in a white Christmas

  • Dec 23, 2019
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B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

EDITORIAL: Christmas not always a joyous time

Let’s help get each other through what for many is a rough time

  • Dec 22, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: For shipwrecked seamen, the best Christmas ever

Sure that she’d sink under them at any moment, they could only pray and wait

  • Dec 22, 2019

How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Climate strikes are an example of youth becoming politicized and rejecting adult inaction

Editorial: Green tips for gift wrapping

By nature, Christmas is a time when people wind up with a lot of garbage.

  • Dec 21, 2019

Andrea Rondeau: how prepared are you for an emergency?

Remembering the worst windstorm in memory in the region, what have you done?

COLUMN: Zero Waste Holidays, is it possible?

Kristen O’Keefe and Diane Rudge offer some suggestions on a sustainable holiday

  • Dec 19, 2019

Column: Nanaimo should stop catering to fast-food drive-thrus

Eliminate drive-thrus to improve safety and health and reduce emissions, says columnist

  • Dec 18, 2019

Editorial: Population increase a disaster to the climate

Impact of more people weighs heavily on the Earth

  • Dec 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Season of giving never stops

The faces of those in need are as diverse as the faces which make up our communities

  • Dec 16, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

Column: Samaritans show up on dark, stormy night

Susan blessed with a classic car and classy neighbours

T.W. Paterson column: Is Christmas shopping déjà vu for Island merchants?

For all the munchies, the biggest selection was to be had at Cowichan Merchants, Ltd.

  • Dec 15, 2019

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

Whether interested in your health or your ancestors, it is important to understand how these tests work

Editorial: Support for strikers keeping the faith binds community

Donations making a difference as labour dispute drags on

Editorial: Santa Baby, hurry to your keyboard tonight

Debate over holiday songs really only what you want to make of it

  • Dec 13, 2019

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Putting a bow on my no-spend November

What I learned from an entire month where I didn’t by anything