Opinion

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

 

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LETTER: Increased cruise ship traffic taking toll on James Bay

Cruise ship numbers have increased from 34 with 40,000 passengers in 1999…

  • Sep 30, 2022

 

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LETTER: The monarch as ceremonial head of state is a keystone of our government

I was most interested to read that there would be a ceremony…

  • Sep 29, 2022
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The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Excellence Awards in November. (File - Metro-Creative)

Chamber Chatter: Voting opens for Business Excellence Awards in Sooke

Every business owner strives to give their best, says chamber president

  • Sep 29, 2022
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Excellence Awards in November. (File - Metro-Creative)
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by building fewer buildings, preserving green spaces for growing food and as a carbon sink, and adapting our community to a changing climate will result in a more resilient community. (Contributed - Stephen Hindrichs)

OPINION: Why pausing some development in Sooke is a good idea

Transition Sooke wants council to evaluate what growth is possible while still meeting climate goals

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by building fewer buildings, preserving green spaces for growing food and as a carbon sink, and adapting our community to a changing climate will result in a more resilient community. (Contributed - Stephen Hindrichs)
A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
Jim Pine with a cabbage grown on his farm. With the current trajectory, logging companies will have logged all the old growth within three to five years, he says. (Contributed - Jim Pine)

GUEST COLUMNIST: Former logger fights for remaining old-growth forests

‘I care so much about this that I am willing to get arrested’

  • Jul 29, 2021
Jim Pine with a cabbage grown on his farm. With the current trajectory, logging companies will have logged all the old growth within three to five years, he says. (Contributed - Jim Pine)
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EDITORIAL: High job numbers seem overly rosy

Hard to believe there’s so much more employment in hardest hit sectors

  • Apr 21, 2021
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Colourful costumes were part of the Pioneer Days setting for The Baker’s Son. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Our view: Moviemaking generates appeal for more visitors

Exposure on the big and small screen a good thing for Vancouver Island

Colourful costumes were part of the Pioneer Days setting for The Baker’s Son. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Kitteringham: Vancouver Islanders need the Right to Roam

Change the law and give people the right to explore unhindered

A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Claxton: Governments, do not mess up our vaccinations

We’re almost out of this, you better not fail now

A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe speaks during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: The other epidemic in B.C. has claimed too many lives

New measures beyond simple enforcement have to change the playing field

  • Feb 22, 2021
Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe speaks during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
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An act of kindness goes a long way

‘This woman, this nurse so obviously cares and is so unlike the people I most often write about’

  • Nov 5, 2020
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The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)

Painful Truth: Waiting for the political fumble

It’s seldom that big catastrophes sink governments

The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)
The USW went on strike for nearly eight months in a battle against Western Forest Products. (Campbell River Mirror photo)

OPINION: Labour Day exists for a reason, and it should be celebrated

Labour Day is a way to remember and recognize all of the admirable folk who fought for worker rights

The USW went on strike for nearly eight months in a battle against Western Forest Products. (Campbell River Mirror photo)