Opinion

FOREST INK: Forests and its connection to human health, part one

Urbanization and modern lifestyle have diminished possibilities for human contact with nature

  • Jan 17, 2021

LETTER: Liberty comes at a cost

When I first read the recent letter to the editor from Raym Forbes, I thought it was satire. "Our charter rights do not replace God's instructions, which state obey the government." Besides how overstated and flawed Raym's information was on the affects of COVID-19 provincially, he is forgetting how many of these government figures were off jet-setting to far away lands, hypocritically ignoring their own guidelines.

  • Jan 17, 2021

OPINION: Cranbrook needs a homeless shelter

Whether at 209 16th Ave. N or in another location, the city is in desperate need of a year-round shelter

LETTERS: Protecting the Argonaut Valley is the right thing to do

Letters from two Revelstoke residents

  • Jan 17, 2021

LETTER: Resident sad to see worsening Maple Ridge litter problem

A local letter writer said her concerns have fallen on deaf ears

  • Jan 17, 2021

Column: The Free Press editor, Scott Tibballs on where the money went

Recently I was handed a piece of brightly-coloured plastic.

  • Jan 16, 2021

LETTERS: I saw the best of humanity near Williams Lake

Special thank you goes to Tara, who took care of my dog without even thinking twice

  • Jan 16, 2021

Necessary and important speech will often, perhaps almost always, offend someone

In this time of cancel culture, mainstream media bias, and the extraordinary control of the information by social media giants, your recent opinion that "Freedom of Speech (is ) Not Without Limits" was appallingly shallow.

  • Jan 16, 2021

Look at the bright side

Plans for the Hot July Nights Car Show are inching forward.

  • Jan 16, 2021

LETTER: Say no to chickens, cannabis and vacation rentals

Sidney is a small town with small residential lots which is rapidly increasing in density. Poultry raising should not be allowed on any lot less than one acre in size and, if there was a suitably sized lot, permission should only be granted if neighbours are in agreement. Our town is surrounded by rural properties where poultry raising can take place without disturbing neighbours.

  • Jan 16, 2021

LETTER: Convert tennis courts to pickleball

Politicians are talking about a great reset. Pickleball in Oak Bay needs a reset too!

  • Jan 16, 2021

LETTER: ‘Maybe it’s time for a long second look’

Good news and more bad news on the Site C project and billions being spent to make it happen

  • Jan 16, 2021

Mary Lowther column: Garden additions at request of staff

I'll sow the catnip in flats on the seed table inside

  • Jan 16, 2021

Reporter’s View: A community paper is nothing without its community

Reporter Emelie Peacock prepares to hand over the keyboard to Adam Louis

  • Jan 16, 2021

RANCH MUSINGS: Wagon visit to Lhoosk’uz (Kluskus): part four

We had arrived at this remote Southern Carrier Nation village after dark and parked the wagon near the school teacherage where we were to stay during our visit.

  • Jan 16, 2021

Sarah Simpson column: Snowballs fights and dead spiders

Even if it doesn't end up how we hope, it's the trying that matters most.

LETTER: Questions remain on Tri-Way rezoning

Langford Mayor and Council reneged on written commitments by rezoning Tri-Way land without the contracted buyer having to present a comprehensive plan for compensation or approval by residents and council prior to rezoning.

  • Jan 16, 2021

LETTER: Surrey Zoo owner was one of a kind

Readers remember George Galicz's work with animals

  • Jan 16, 2021

LETTER: Pitt Meadows resident wonders why traffic signals not updated

A local man has contacted the city and road contractor with concerns to no avail

  • Jan 16, 2021