Opinion

Why “all lives matter” is not appropriate

Letter writer responds to previous letter on rainbow crosswalk

  • Jul 8, 2020

Entire world trying to save lives, while the Chinese government busy picking new fights

This week, my home country has been on my mind a lot.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Commen-Terry: Losing part of my childhood

Sunday morning I received an unwanted email.

Houstonites deserve easier access to transparency in setting gas prices

It shouldn't require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom of information (FOI) requests to learn how gas is priced in B.C.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Please stop saying “defund the police”

What we're really talking about is a shift in social policy and realignment of resources

  • Jul 8, 2020

My mental health and me

Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Disturbances in our mental health could affect our physical health. So, we must take good care of both. Life is complicated and full of ups, downs, pain, joy, twist, turns, setbacks, and triumphs leading to acute mental distress. Acute mental distress is usually short-lasting with complete return to normal mental state. Sometimes in life, everyone experiences mental distress which is a natural way we respond to stress mentally. Mental problem is when mental distress fails to resolve within a reasonable period and often time, is associated with some level of impairment in functions. When not controlled, mental problem could progress to mental illness. Mental illness is a dysfunction involving the brain that negatively affects someone's thoughts, emotions, and/or behaviors and significantly impairs functions and quality of life.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Outage should remind us how lucky we are

Clean, reliable electricity is something we take for granted, but shouldn't

  • Jul 8, 2020

Northwest consumers deserve easier access to transparency on gas prices

It shouldn't require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom of information (FOI) requests to learn how gas is priced in B.C.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Eye doctor visit challenging, but worth it

Brenda is done with cheapo drug store reading glasses, goes for a proper prescription

  • Jul 8, 2020

Farm life: Musings of summer

Summer is one of my favourite seasons for so many reasons. I live for the long days, the warm summer sun, the prolific garden, and the chance to swim in a cool stream or lake. Fly fishing. Camping. A barbecued meal on the porch. Dogs sleeping in the shade. A hammock and a good book.

  • Jul 7, 2020

OPINION: ‘Just the facts, Ma’am, just the facts’

Opinions seeping into contemporary journalism

  • Jul 7, 2020

Too much being spent on wages and benefits in school district

In Cowichan Valley school district, wages and benefits amount to 78.6 per cent of the total budget.

  • Jul 7, 2020

Cannot blame conservatives solely for issues around mental health care

Of course, there were flagrant abuses in institutions back in the day

  • Jul 7, 2020

LETTER: Langley man concerned about cross-border ditch meetings

A local resident says he sees people not social distancing along Zero Avenue

  • Jul 7, 2020

Cancel culture not just a phrase

Ms. Quast might be surprised that most reasonable people would agree with Mr. Foster in his opinion

  • Jul 7, 2020

LETTER: Many Americans work in Canada and have U.S. licence plates

A letter writer challenges the notion that most U.S. licence plates belong to tourists

  • Jul 7, 2020

Wealth tax needed as gap between rich and poor grows

Cannings: Disparity between super-wealthy and the rest is much greater than previously estimated

  • Jul 7, 2020

John Phillips perfect for dog park

Readers says both dog owners and dogs love John Phillips Memorial Park

  • Jul 6, 2020

A call to action – the survey

Public consultation is clearly not unfolding as the public had envisioned.

  • Jul 6, 2020