Opinion

EDITORIAL: Enforcement the key to affecting change

Tenants will play a key role in making newly enacted renter protections work as intended

  • May 24th, 2018

Our View: Kids are doing okay

No complaining about the youngsters for at least a week, please.

  • May 24th, 2018

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1909

The week of May 20 - 26: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

LETTER: Sewage marine outfall should gain national attention

Re: FCM to bring RDN's marine litter resolution out nationally (The NEWS, May 17)

  • May 24th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More rental units desperately needed on mid Island

Condos do not house the poor or the working poor, says letter writer

  • May 24th, 2018

EDITORIAL: From pipe dream to reality

Today in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News, our readers will find the first part of a multi-part series on the issues surrounding Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, investigating the history, science, Indigenous reaction, politics and economics of the controversial project.

  • May 24th, 2018

LETTER: Kinder Morgan project ‘too risky’

I live on the shores of the Salish Sea. On my grandchildren's visits they are exposed to life in the ocean and in our forests.

First learn job skills, then financial management

Many mornings last winter as I poured a breakfast cup of coffee I'd spot a young man walking past on the street. Besides the fact he was walking, not driving, both his unique attire and demeanour captured my attention. I'd watch him until he was out of sight beyond the neighbour's woodpile.

  • May 24th, 2018

LETTER: RDN should present clear, consistent message

I am a member of the Nile Creek Enhancement Society (NCES) and also a volunteer with the Community Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) which samples creek water, testing for a number of criteria, establishing baseline data and then monitoring the ongoing health of the creeks.

  • May 24th, 2018

COLUMNS: Enjoy a tangy barbecue sauce this grilling season

The fight between Premiers Notley of Alberta and B.C's John Horgan is getting touchy these days

  • May 24th, 2018

COLUMNS: How prodigal is that?

There was a flurry of activity getting a house site ready for the last of our three sons moving home

  • May 24th, 2018

Community division unnecessary, says writer

Shame on Courtenay city council for the complete lack of a transparent process, which has resulted in unnecessary community division over a supported housing facility proposed for 988 Eighth St. Much of this strife could have been mitigated by an inclusive and respectful community process that would include information on the City's long-term housing strategy, research on similar projects in other cities and evidence-based solutions. Instead, there was a last-minute announcement that a 46-unit housing project, for individuals who are homeless, was to be built this summer. This resulted in a lining up of two sides presenting their own pitches on critical issues that instead deserve a meaningful dialogue and comprehensive civic planning.

  • May 24th, 2018

Dilbit spill will not be an eyesore

In his May 15 essay, Black Press chairman David Black notes that a comprehensive study (overseen by Environment Canada) into the behaviour of diluted bitumen (dilbit) when released into gritty B.C. coastal waters found that most of the spill sinks to the bottom within three hours.

  • May 24th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Share the road for Bike to Work and School Week May 28 to June 3

The definition of sharing: "to use, occupy, or enjoy (something) jointly with another or others."

Italy’s fractured politics; enemy of my enemy is my friend

Dyer: Two and a half months after the election on March 4, Italy is finally getting a new government

  • May 24th, 2018

Letter to the editor: Put our great grandchildren first

I am shocked how media is using their power to create stories such as the six-part series The Pipeline Project!

  • May 24th, 2018

Letter: Difficulty connecting the dots with respect to the fossil fuel industry

I agree in principle with David Black's thesis. (Opinion, OakBayNews.com)

  • May 24th, 2018

Letter: Is the pipeline really necessary?

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project is too risky.

  • May 24th, 2018