Opinion

EDITORIAL: Draw of gang life a reflection of societal values

Wealth and all its trappings glorified at every turn

  • Jan 20, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Try Thank-you

"Maybe it's time for the 'silent majority' to become 'vocal' and at least support those who are positively vocal. Let's encourage those who are serving us in all walks of life instead of increasing their pain and frustration."

  • Jan 19, 2021

Message from Interior Health’s Susan Brown

"The COVID-19 pandemic hit us hard early in the year … "

  • Jan 19, 2021

Quakers condemn racism

We can and must do better than this.

  • Jan 19, 2021

Shouldn’t hiking trails be jurisdiction of parks?

Budget transparency and full disclosure please.

  • Jan 19, 2021

Drivesmart column: Dogs don’t drive: they don’t need to be in the driver’s seat

A smaller dog on the lap could move into a position that would entangle it in the steering wheel

  • Jan 19, 2021

Cowichan Valley health professionals wonderful in crisis

I had my friend on my landline and called 811 on my cell phone.

  • Jan 19, 2021

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 restrictions continue to affect us all

Canada has recorded more than 700,000 confirmed cases of pandemic

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Plenty of support available to help people quit smoking

Doctor urges smokers to try to become non-smokers for a day tomorrow, Weedless Wednesday

  • Jan 19, 2021

LETTER: Bylaws shouldn’t be ignored

In regards to the story published Jan. 7 "Advocate makes case for backyard chickens," I would be curious to hear what our council members and bylaw officers have to say about Maclure's comments, such as the following:

  • Jan 19, 2021

Clare’s Corner: Baking the day away

My grandmother was a fantastic baker, and it's a hobby she's passed down through generations

  • Jan 18, 2021

LETTER: Motion takes aim at overdose crisis

Couns. Ned Taylor and Karen Harper have submitted a notice of motion to the Saanich council to address the overdose crisis. This motion outlines steps that the council should take to address the lethal opioid overdose epidemic that is affecting communities across Canada and the world.

  • Jan 18, 2021

LETTER: Cloverdale man said public pressure only convinces church goers they are right

Engageing churches in discussions on how to reduce transmission would be more effective than bans

  • Jan 18, 2021

LETTER: Coun. Dubow should resign

In December 2020 Coun. Sharmarke Dubow chose to deliberately ignore the directives concerning non-essential travel set out by Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dr. Theresa Tam and Premier John Horgan and travelled to Africa, risking contracting the coronavirus and potentially infecting others.

  • Jan 18, 2021

After 96 years, Cranbrook’s downtown RV park is facing its future

The "Cranbrook Auto Camp" — Mount Baker RV Park — has operated at that spot since 1925. That's about to change

Liam’s Lowdown: What a year 2020

Each year I guess what might happen, last year taught me not to do that

  • Jan 17, 2021

LETTER: Langley churches offer in-person services precisely because they care about people

Letter writer concerned Township councillor wants to punish churches with tax threat

  • Jan 17, 2021

LETTER: Councillors’ travel raises questions

There are many questions for the three Greater Victoria councillors who traveled internationally in December despite government directives advising against non-essential travel.

  • Jan 17, 2021

Drivesmart column: It’s the highway’s fault!

One component of Vision Zero (our current road safety strategy) is highway design.

  • Jan 17, 2021

LETTER: More people likely turn to prayer during pandemic, Langley man contends

Pandemic, politics and the economy are giving people reason to call on a higher power, he writes

  • Jan 17, 2021