Opinion

LETTER: Grateful for Cancer DriveLine society

I will add my thanks to the wonderful people who drive cancer patients to relevant appointments around Victoria, a service which I have used and a cause to which I gladly donate.

  • Jan 16, 2019

Letter: Pipeline controversy

I think it's time to stop the protesting and let's build up our economy instead of tearing it down

  • Jan 16, 2019

Editorial: Federal byelection, if it happens, is no reason for voter fatigue

If indeed a byelection is called to choose a Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, we might as well embrace it

  • Jan 16, 2019

Trees are more vital than ever

I was delighted to read the article on Dec. 14, 2018, "Urban trees to finally receive protection."

  • Jan 16, 2019

LETTER: A thank you to a kind stranger

I want to thank some people, really thank them, and don't know their names or really even where they live. On Jan. 5, I was doing my morning walk, going along Wishart Road and a gentleman coming up behind me got my attention, so I stopped.

  • Jan 16, 2019

Letter: New party with a strong platform could form majority government in B.C.

Voters fed up with BC's political parties open the door for a new party to enter BC politics

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about receiving a gift of joy, and the benefit of seeing how others live

  • Jan 15, 2019

The Editor’s Desk: Keep Calm and Stock Up

A new breed of person is abroad in Britain: preppers, who are stocking up in case of Brexit chaos

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 15, 2019

Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 15, 2019

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Celebrating Vernon’s cultural creatives

The time is right for Vernon to celebrate the achievements of its cultural creatives.

  • Jan 15, 2019

OPINION: With street wars all around us, we can do more

We need to focus city-building energy towards preventing road deaths, says columnist

  • Jan 15, 2019

LETTER: Frogs and gates

It has been many years since I first heard of an effort to rehabilitate the population of the Northern Spotted Leopard Frog. I once spoke to a university student I guess biologist and he related to me the ball he had coming over in the summer to work on this frog project. Lots of girls and all that. But in all those years I have never seen a report about how successful the project has been. It appears it can't have been too successful as they have now spent thousands of dollars to hire two large excavators and a bulldozer to build a series of frog ponds at Duck Lake.

  • Jan 15, 2019

LETTER: Langley resident says a cancer plague is building

A Langley City man believes a poor diet and unhealed emotions are part of his cancer journey.

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: ‘Support those struggling with addictions’

Why can't our city and council have caring approach?

  • Jan 15, 2019

EDITORIAL: Safe water should trump traffic plan

Emergency Malahat route through Sooke watershed a non-starter

  • Jan 15, 2019

Eric Foster: New year, new taxes

The ushering in of a new year has not only introduced a new start but a new opportunity for the government to dole out a new wave of taxes to British Columbians.

  • Jan 15, 2019

Opinion: Civil disagreement

Knowledge and empathy needed in time of strong disagreement.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council pay raises in Nanaimo, Lantzville haven’t been earned

Whatever happened to accepting the pay offered on applying for the job, asks letter writer

  • Jan 14, 2019

Tax increases seemingly inevitable

Leeches bring forward their requests, complete with glossy photos

  • Jan 14, 2019

Cartoon: Jagmeet Singh demands a byelection be called

Penticton Western News editorial cartoon by Ingrid Rice

  • Jan 14, 2019