Opinion

Pandemic helps Canadians rediscover nature

Message from Dan Kraus, senior conservation biologist with Nature Conservancy of Canada

  • Mar 1, 2021

MLA REPORT: Reflecting on the first 100 days

MLA Murray Rankin looks back on nearly four months in his new job

  • Feb 28, 2021

DriveSmart: Police Powers

By Tim Schewe

  • Feb 28, 2021

SIMPSON: The role of local government is changing

Mayor Bob Simpson outlines what mandate creep means for Quesnel

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: Bible clear about church services

Churches in Langley and nearby communities have held services in defiance of Public Health Orders

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: Attacks don’t excuse Victoria councillor’s decision

My father turns 97 in May. I have not seen him in two years. I may never see him again. He lives in England and I have lived in Canada for 33 years. In the past we have visited every year, more frequently since my mother and his wife of 61 years passed away in 2009.

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize boat removals

I just finished reading the article "Feds to pay for 80 abandoned boat assessments and removals in B.C." by Greg Sakaki, and I am wondering if there were any questions put to the ministry on why the owners of those abandoned vessels are not paying for the cleanup. It seems that the taxpayers are always cleaning up after big business (i.e., oil well clean up).

  • Feb 28, 2021

Vernon history in pictures

A look at the opening of a trail running from Vernon to Kelowna

  • Feb 28, 2021

Flood alert: Be prepared

The widespread flooding last spring that hit the South Cariboo might be seeing an encore this year.

  • Feb 28, 2021

FRENCH CONNECTION: Skating rink welcomed

This lake one will not last long but is still worth it

  • Feb 28, 2021

RANCH MUSINGS: Sometimes there is a glimmer, even a great insight, into rural folk

I start this column with a plain language poem from a book of poetry by Louise Gluck

  • Feb 28, 2021

Letter: Why can’t we have motorized boats on Vaseux Lake?

Avid fisherman with a disability would love to use his pontoon

  • Feb 28, 2021

FOREST INK: Electric vehicles the future, not present of industry

Jim Hilton looks at where electric vehicles need to go

  • Feb 28, 2021

It’s about time we brag about Ladysmith’s amazing volunteers

Duck Paterson brags about Ladysmith's volunteer organizations

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: Games too costly to local taxpayers

I read with interest David Black's commentary about the possible hosting of the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: Neighbourhood consultation should be required for developments

There is a clear theme emerging in the development applications being brought forward in Saanich. Many greatly contravene the scale and form that are allowed or considered reasonable by planning, zoning and other guiding documents, and a dismayingly large number conflict with neighbourhood expectations and values.

  • Feb 28, 2021

FOREST INK: New batteries close to industrial level applications

The good news is the hope that this cost should come down each year

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: Games proposal a boost for Vancouver Island

With regard to David Black's Feb. 18 op-ed concerning hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games: Greater Victoria's 13 municipal 'fiefdoms' are gaining a growing reputation for "missing the forest for the trees." There's always a small vocal group of naysayers ready to rush to judgment and criticize any and every big, bold, challenging proposal that would bring benefits to the area.

  • Feb 28, 2021

LETTER: CRD should scrap plan for parking fees at parks

I am writing in regards to the proposed parking fees at CRD regional parks. I am a resident of Central Saanich and frequent Beaver/Elk Lake and Island View Beach daily. I am totally opposed to parking fees as I am a homeowner and pay property taxes which helps fund our parks and pay CRD staff wages.

  • Feb 27, 2021