Opinion

Our View: No vote, no complaining

If you aren't going to vote in the byelection, we hope you aren't interested in local politics at all

  • Feb 27, 2021

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Optimism at council

Cassidy Dankochik enjoyed the news from the City of Quesnel's most recent meeting

  • Feb 27, 2021

LETTER: Parking fees at Island View Beach would restrict recreational access

I am writing concerning the proposal to charge for parking at Island View Beach.

  • Feb 27, 2021

LETTER: Too many mayors bloat the budget

The critical question the Feb. 18 article on mayor salaries ignores is why are 400,000 residents of Greater Victoria paying over $650,000 for 13 mayors while the 400,000 residents of the Regional Municipality of Halifax pay $190,000 and the 970,000 residents of Edmonton pay $200,000 for their mayors. Why do we need 13 separate mayors, councillors and administrators for a job that can demonstrably done by one?

  • Feb 27, 2021

Sarah Simpson Column: Delayed gratification and the benefits of efficiency

I was driving with just my daughter the other day and we were talking. That in itself is odd because she's usually the one who stares out the window and keeps quiet in the car, despite being a chatterbox everywhere else.

LETTER: Pitt Meadows letter writer grateful for all those who cared for her at hospital

Staff in every department worthy of praise, local woman says

  • Feb 27, 2021

LETTER: Weary of wait for vaccines

Where's the vaccine in B.C.? Already the first quarter is nearly over. Second quarter, third quarter, when?

  • Feb 27, 2021

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dog owners need to pick up after their pets

Letter writer says he's 'disgusted' by dog walkers not picking up their dog waste

  • Feb 27, 2021

RANCH MUSINGS: The aging ranchers bumble along

Not all consumers can touch the land, see the farms and converse with the folks that produce food

  • Feb 27, 2021

LETTER: New Oak Bay Marina proposals only a start of what can be done

Consider additional moorage, more amenities says planner

  • Feb 26, 2021

LETTER: Mount Douglas a good model for Clover Point

I am trying to imagine what the First Nations people thought of what is now known as Clover Point back in 1821, and hundreds if not thousands of years before that. Did they prepare and eat meals there? Did they gather their elders, babies, and disabled among them, and haul them down to the water's edge to witness Mother Nature's fury? No, in all likelihood, most probably avoided Clover Point on typical days, because being exposed to the often-harsh elements there wasn't a journey worth partaking in.

  • Feb 26, 2021

LETTER: Proposed rural Nelson Hydro rate increase is not fair

From reader Tracey Fellowes

  • Feb 26, 2021

OP-ED: 1 year into pandemic, B.C.’s tourism sector hopes for a light at the end of the tunnel

Only about 17 per cent of businesses have been operating as usual in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hopefully B.C. hosts Olympics again someday

Letter writer reminisces about 2010 Winter Games and the spirit they brought to the city

  • Feb 26, 2021

LETTER: We must identify anti-Semitism and combat it

Re: Israel-Palestine Dialogue (Letters, Feb 25).

  • Feb 26, 2021

LETTER: Options available for medical care

Telephone and online methods allow people to contact doctors

  • Feb 26, 2021

REAL ESTATE: Finding the right property in a low inventory market

Real estate columnist Freddy Marks shares how buyers can make the most of a low inventory market

  • Feb 26, 2021

Open net pen farming support will cost you my vote

Mr. Mayor and Campbell River Councillors,

  • Feb 26, 2021

POLL: Have you taken a trip on a B.C. ferry in 2021?

Question of the week

  • Feb 26, 2021

LETTER: If walls could talk

Echo Johnson of Hope writes from the Station House's point of view

  • Feb 26, 2021