Opinion

According to some Victoria renters, things are especially bad for a certain type of tenant looking for housing - single moms. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: ‘Lepers’: Dirty Victoria landlords refuse to rent to single moms to avoid ‘drama’

One single mom had a friend pretend he was her husband to secure a rental unit

Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

OPINION: Why the drug poisoning crisis in B.C. won’t be addressed by decriminalization

On Jan. 31, B.C. began a three-year pilot project under which simple possession of some drugs

BC Ferries regularly cancels sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)

CAMPBELL: ‘You owe us!’: passenger berates BC Ferries staff for chronic tardiness

Passengers fed up with delays when BC Ferries penalizes drivers when they are late

BC Ferries regularly cancels sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Certain apps can make users more mindful of their social media use. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

KITTERINGHAM: Why I unfollowed 500 social media accounts this month

Social media was depressing me, so I did something about it

Certain apps can make users more mindful of their social media use. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
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OPINION: High income taxes make B.C. less attractive and productive

Horgan government increased B.C.’s top personal income tax rate from 14.7 per cent to 20.5 per cent

  • Feb 1, 2023
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Municipal recycling truck takes up most of Henry Road’s width. Letter-writer wonders how two-lane traffic is going to co-exist with more cars coming from the new modular home development when it’s finished. (Photo submitted)

Henry Road west safety issue a huge concern

Municipality’s own standards not met

  • Feb 3, 2023
Municipal recycling truck takes up most of Henry Road’s width. Letter-writer wonders how two-lane traffic is going to co-exist with more cars coming from the new modular home development when it’s finished. (Photo submitted)
Letter to the editor.

Editorial heightens awareness of modern media’s focus

Support those outlets that reinforce meaningful journalism

Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

Saving taxpayer dollars the purpose of contracting out public works

Same principle applies when shopping around for best prices

  • Feb 4, 2023
Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

Good Samaritans a rarity these days

Helpful hand by Curtis at the Co-op much appreciated

  • Feb 4, 2023
Letter to the editor.
Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor joins federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. (Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)

Token Singh stop would have sufficed

Federal NDP leader bypasses Chemainus on Island tour

Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor joins federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. (Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Jock Finlayson

FINLAYSON: 2023 could be one of the weakest years for B.C. home sales in two decades

Despite market volatility, the long-term fundamentals for housing in B.C. remain attractive

  • Jan 27, 2023
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Jock Finlayson
letters

Letter: Logging the municipal forest reserve a win-win

We can have the best of both worlds

  • Jan 26, 2023
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Letter to the editor.

Private companies will cut wages and benefits to make a profit

Privatizing the municipal public works department not a great idea

  • Jan 27, 2023
Letter to the editor.
Land clearing is being done for the new modular home development on the Trans Canada Highway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Highway access decision pending

MoTI needs to make the right call and avoid Henry Road being extended

Land clearing is being done for the new modular home development on the Trans Canada Highway. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letter to the editor.

Controlling wages the answer to balancing budgets

Taxpayers bearing a huge burden

  • Jan 22, 2023
Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

Right of way extension for housing project will go over fragile wetlands

Using Henry Road as the main access brings up many other issues

Letter to the editor.
A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: This ‘prudish’ B.C. strata sued to stop owner from living with her boyfriend

Case raises the question of whether strata bylaws should be able to restrict certain relationships

A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)
Letter to the editor.

Narrow roadway doesn’t meet the standard for width

Henry Road will become dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists with increased traffic

Letter to the editor.
Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)

Blue Monday concept bogus

There’s no evidence one day should be the saddest compared to any other

Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)
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