Opinion

Letter to the Editor.

Draft over reaches the mandate of a community plan

Purpose should be to set locations for future housing, commercial and industrial development

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Letter to the editor.

North Cowichan residents don’t look to council and staff to determine lifestyle objectives

OCP presents an unrealistic analysis of how municipality adopts solutions to world problems

  • Dec 3, 2021
Bonsall Creek at the back of Tussie Road looks calm on the day before the latest atmospheric river arrived, but frequently floods into the Penelakut community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Flood prevention a common bond

Supporting each other keeps the community strong

Bonsall Creek at the back of Tussie Road looks calm on the day before the latest atmospheric river arrived, but frequently floods into the Penelakut community. (Photo by Don Bodger)
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Letter to the editor.

Supposed plan to the climate emergency woefully inadequate

North Cowichan plan formulated a few years ago doesn’t seem to be gathering any steam

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Councillors against mobile home park protecting our community

I am appalled by the rhetorical arguments of the representatives of the land destroyers

  • Nov 26, 2021
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The level of the water on Westholme Road heading into Westholme from the south was more than five feet deep in spots. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Business booming from the flooding

Certain trades to help with the repairs in high demand

The level of the water on Westholme Road heading into Westholme from the south was more than five feet deep in spots. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Westholme Road under water again. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Makes you wonder who’ll stop the rain?

After a long period of drought this summer, we’re encountering the opposite problem

Westholme Road under water again. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Housing project brings purpose of an official community plan into question

Half of North Cowichan councillors voted against modular home park development

  • Nov 12, 2021
Letters to the editor.
The Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A solemn time of remembrance

War comes with a high cost

The Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saltair cartoonist Rob Kernachan’s first Remembrance Day cartoon in 1991.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback

Saltair cartoonist’s First Remembrance Day offering in 1991

  • Nov 10, 2021
Saltair cartoonist Rob Kernachan’s first Remembrance Day cartoon in 1991.
Letters to the editor.

Local governments must stop blocking affordable housing

Decision-makers are going to have to be realistic

  • Nov 6, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Long traffic tie-ups at interections in Duncan are a common occurrence. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A Duncan bypass the only option

Changing interesection signalling won’t work effectively

Long traffic tie-ups at interections in Duncan are a common occurrence. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Fireworks not worth the anxiety it causes

Loud noise frightens pets, rocks windows in Chemainus

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Letters to the editor.

Bypass a dream that will never happen

Ministry outlines plans for better controlling intersections

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Letter to the editor.

Perspectives on protesters and old growth requires clarification

Those opposed to logging at Fairy Creek don’t want forest industry shut down

  • Oct 29, 2021
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