Opinion

Editorial: Shop locally this Christmas, it’s part of what community is all about

There is a plethora of awesome gift ideas available from businesses close to home

  • Dec 14, 2018

EDITORIAL: Yes, Ben Isitt, there is a Santa Claus

It’s not often that a politician finds themself in hot water for…

  • Dec 13, 2018

T.W. Paterson column: Bill Barlee: Man with the golden touch

“…he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power.”

  • Dec 12, 2018
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Rickter Scale: A date with spontaneous expiration

Beware the bottle of Caesar salad dressing tucked away on the back of the shelf

  • Dec 10, 2018

DAVE’S DIGS: Even oil companies admit that CO2 emissions cause climate change

It’s often a futile task to argue with those who continue to…

What is happening to our beloved Christmas?

Trying not to offend minority groups or naysayers going too far

  • Dec 8, 2018

COLUMN: Beware of fake plastic creeds

According to these studies’ logic, we should be ditching our jeans for disposable single-use clothes

Odd Thoughts column: Joy interpreted through muted colour

I hope the Christmas lights illuminate the first time they are plugged in.

  • Dec 7, 2018

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Linen closet superhero

Mommy’s Inside Voice is a biweekly column written by a local mother of three

  • Dec 6, 2018

If you’re going to pull Baby It’s Cold Outside, pull these songs too, B.C. man writes

Parksville resident Bernie Smith points to other offensive holiday tunes

  • Dec 5, 2018

Editorial: Situation dire for Island residents looking to rent

Vacancy rate in B.C. is a tiny 1.4 per cent

  • Dec 5, 2018

Robert Barron column: Exciting work at ancient native village

I can’t wait to visit Ye’yumnuts when all the work is done.

B.C. VIEWS: The art of announcing things you haven’t done yet

Clinging to power, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver imagine a dynasty

COLUMN: How I became a Movember Man

Since about 2007, Movember has reminded men in Canada to get checked.…

  • Dec 2, 2018

Editorial: Time for final decision on Island rail was years ago

As it has skilfully managed to do for many years now, the…

  • Nov 30, 2018

Editorial: The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

Regardless of electoral reform, it’s time to reconsider how the Speaker is elected

Editorial: Should we be selling the naming rights to our community centres?

Why let a corporation come in and take all the glory for something that the community built?

  • Nov 28, 2018

Editorial: Enjoy well-lit and warm homes, and do so safely

Nov. 24-30, is National Home Fire Safety Week in Canada