Opinion

COLUMN: Survey says time is on our side

The thing is, nobody wants to be living on borrowed time

T.W. Paterson: Today’s Duncan Ramada Inn has a great history

For years, his streamer fly, the Ashdown Green, graced the backs of Sportsman cigarette packages.

  • Jul 28, 2019

Rickter Scale: here’s my 2 per cent solution for fixing our debt problem

How much would you be willing to swallow to eliminate our ballooning financial pit?

  • Jul 27, 2019
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Opinion: RCMP and military legal settlements ignore accountability

Victims of harassment deserve more than a blanket apology, harassers should answer for what they did

  • Jul 26, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: Don’t like history? Ban, burn, bury it!

I leave it to readers to decide for themselves whether some revisions…

  • Jul 25, 2019

Editorial: Canadians need to embrace their diversity

Stand up for each other, it makes us strong

COLUMN: Social media is making us increasingly anti-social

We’d be better off looking up from our phones and engaging with other in real life

  • Jul 24, 2019

COLUMN: Feds trolling Vancouver Islanders with lack of salmon plan

MP Rachel Blaney takes aim at coastal fisheries restrictions

Editorial: New road could be key to future growth for Lake Cowichan

It could be a good way to increase the vibrancy of the community

  • Jul 22, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Editorial: Whatever happened to the summer of love?

Baby boomers must look back at the promise of summers past and wonder

  • Jul 21, 2019

EDITORIAL: If climate really is an emergency, then act like it

Communities busy declaring climate emergencies while not doing nearly enough to fix the problem

  • Jul 20, 2019

Editorial: It’s hard to believe people still drink and drive

People cannot claim ignorance, or lack of options, it’s laziness and stupidity, pure and simple

  • Jul 19, 2019

Editorial: when are Vancouver Island communities going to say no to increased taxes?

Local governments are finding it too easy to continually say “just a little more”

Editorial: Illegal dumping is the hobby of cowards and fools

It probably costs you less time and money to take it to the dump

  • Jul 17, 2019

Editorial: Plastic bag court battle inevitable, but just a waste of time

Court ruling striking down Victoria’s plastic bag ban unneeded speedbump on road to doing right thing

  • Jul 16, 2019

Simpson: A birthday balloon horror story

‘I think we might need to rethink our birthday traditions’

EDITORIAL: Incentives would fuel purchase of e-bikes

‘Time for governments to ride to the rescue of the little guy’

  • Jul 13, 2019

T.W. Paterson: If only I could go back in time to Mount Sicker

‘That old town makes me sad, somehow; it’s so lonely’ — P.M.C, 1932

  • Jul 13, 2019