Opinion

Letters to the Editor.

Speedy service by operations department

North Cowichan responds to deplorable conditions at Askew Creek Park

  • May 6, 2021
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Southern tribute brings back abundant memories

Growing up a great time with a friend lost far too soon

  • May 5, 2021
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
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Appreciative of Dr. Henry’s leadership

Winery co-ownership not much cause for concern

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Letters to the editor.

Balancing economical needs with preservation of ancient forests

New generation and community continues the cause as it was in 1993 film

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Letters to the Editor.

Many old growth areas preserved in the province

Fairy Creek not the last stand on the coast, as logging protestors contend

  • Apr 28, 2021
Letters to the Editor.
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full on Friday, and…

  • Apr 28, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)
Crofton Fire Department members on the scene of Twin Gables fire in February of 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton residents make things happen

Action usually the result of persistence

Crofton Fire Department members on the scene of Twin Gables fire in February of 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Does non-essential travel require extra BC Ferries sailings?

Money seems to be the most important thing in B.C.’s pandemic response

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Letters to the editor.

COVID restrictions should be targeted

One size fits all policy not the best approach

  • Apr 16, 2021
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Letters to the editor.

Former Chemainus cop deserves an award

Community shouldn’t be so divided on police and hold municipality to its word

  • Apr 16, 2021
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Restaurant operators like Canteen on the Green’s Julie Stevens are serving up food outside these days or offering takeout. (Photo by Don Bodger)

High job numbers seem overly rosy

Hard to believe there’s so much more employment in hardest hit sectors

Restaurant operators like Canteen on the Green’s Julie Stevens are serving up food outside these days or offering takeout. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)
Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer for Island Health, speaks at a press conference on fentanyl at the Victoria Police Department on Nov. 5, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer for Island Health, speaks at a press conference on fentanyl at the Victoria Police Department on Nov. 5, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Letters to the Editor.

Alarm over councillors’ attitude to local area plan justified

Attempt to tinker undermines public confidence in the process

  • Apr 10, 2021
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The old Chemainus sawmill loading shed being torn down. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

Song reminds us about positives

Subject matter can always be turned around to lift our spirits

The old Chemainus sawmill loading shed being torn down. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)
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Churches should be trusted to protect the health of members

B.C. one of the few provinces or states not allowing indoor services

  • Apr 2, 2021
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(Black Press file photo)

FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
Patricia Berry of the Chemainus Public Market. Outdoor seating will be available for eating and coffee during the current restrictions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Regional approach the best solution

Restrictions must be implemented more harshly in the areas with the most COVID cases

Patricia Berry of the Chemainus Public Market. Outdoor seating will be available for eating and coffee during the current restrictions. (Photo by Don Bodger)