Opinion

LETTER – MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard’s newsletter an unnecessary expense for taxpayers

16,000 newsletters sent to constituents, at an estimated $2 per letter

  • Sep 19, 2020

LETTER: Thanks, best wishes to Longmuirs

With some sadness, but much gratitude, I want to publicly say a big thank you and best wishes to Kim and Randy Longmuir.

  • Sep 19, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Creativity, and smoke, yields two new ‘computers’

My son opted to empty the recycling bin of all its boxes and create stuff.

LETTER: Sorry state of affairs in many nations

As all government debts erupt from the COVID-19 pressures, governments are being forced to return to creating new money through their own Bank of Canada at nil interest, rather than borrowing it from the commercial banking system at their going rate.

  • Sep 19, 2020

Letter: Climate change among the world’s major worries right now

There's a small island, Lesbos, off the coast of Greece that has twice recently been ravaged by fires. The refugees seeking shelter there have twice lost what few possessions they had. Nobody wants those sad poor refugees.

  • Sep 19, 2020

COLUMNS: No mood for an election

As fall approaches and the possibility of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes a strong possibility, we could be looking at a repeat of the Spanish flu that killed millions worldwide beginning in 1918.

  • Sep 19, 2020

Mitchell’s Musings: Ethics class evolves with the times

'Welcome to Ethics 2020, the age of alternative facts'

  • Sep 18, 2020

West Kootenay EcoSociety ‘cautiously optimistic’

EcoSociety statements follows the provincial report on old growth forests

  • Sep 18, 2020

Salmon survival tied to old-growth logging

The Minister for Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, Doug Donaldson, is urging Vancouver Island residents to conserve water to protect flow levels in salmon streams.

  • Sep 18, 2020

Some Hugs & Slugs, until the smoke clears

Hugs: huge hugs to the General Manager and his coworker of Dollarama in the Tamarack Mall, for picking up and getting my client Don seated back into his electric wheelchair, when he tipped over and fell out on our way to his morning coffee break. Without their help I would have had to call the ambulance. They stayed to be sure he was okay and even helped look for the control knob. Thanks again, ever so much.

LETTER: Victoria council members should resign over Centennial Square camping decision

Residents implored to remember how councillors voted for this issue come election time

  • Sep 18, 2020

Liam’s Lowdown: Food is everywhere

Turn your garden scraps into tasty treats

  • Sep 18, 2020

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man's vision alive 40 years later

  • Sep 18, 2020

LETTER: Many on both sides of the border closure debate

Reader agrees with equating shut down of borders for COVID to Trump's immigration efforts

  • Sep 18, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s Island’s turn for investment in light rail

Convert rail right-of-way to a double-tracked light rail system, says letter writer

  • Sep 18, 2020

LETTER: Lack of physicians in Parksville a troubling problem

I am writing about a distressing situation affecting many of your readers. As of Oct. 15, some patients of the Parksville Medical Clinic (including my husband and I) will be left with no primary health care provider.

  • Sep 18, 2020

Op-ed ignores hard work done to keep churches inclusive

Letter writer appreciates columnist's concerns, but says they have already been addressed

  • Sep 17, 2020

Beefs and Bouquets, Sept. 16

To submit a beef or a bouquet, email publisher@goldstreamgazette.com

  • Sep 17, 2020

EDITORIAL: A pandemic continues

Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 were introduced six months ago

  • Sep 17, 2020

Gratitude for those who reached out in melancholy time

Brenda is thankful for people who got her to the other side of a little bout of depression

  • Sep 17, 2020