Opinion

FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
(Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)

OP-ED: 1 year into pandemic, B.C.’s tourism sector hopes for a light at the end of the tunnel

Only about 17 per cent of businesses have been operating as usual in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021
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Island Corridor Rail worst performing option for transit

ICF commitment not in sync with South Island Transportation Strategy

  • Feb 27, 2021
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Gratitude to those who did snow removal

Sidewalks and driveways for the elderly kept clear

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Cutting down trees in a climate crisis shocking

Keeping forests standing one of the very best things to mitigate climate change

  • Feb 27, 2021
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B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)

Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day happening on Feb. 24

  • Feb 25, 2021
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)
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Many challenges for dementia patients during the pandemic

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month sheds light on the importance of caregiving and support

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Emily Weeks, managing director of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chamber of Commerce focus of the week

Networking for businesses will require extra diligence this year

Emily Weeks, managing director of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce. (File photo by Don Bodger)
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
Detailed planning as last presented to the community for the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Projects continue without delays

Only the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment remains stalled

Detailed planning as last presented to the community for the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
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Minimum wage hikes just mean more layoffs

Horgan not doing people any favours and just wait until the April budget

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A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
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Roundabouts are not a four-way stop

Drivers are supposed to filter in and keep traffic moving

  • Feb 6, 2021
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No revenue from forest program shocking

Program provided revenue each year to apply against tax requirements

  • Feb 5, 2021
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A gas pump at a filling station. (Photo by Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Fuel price hikes always baffling

Demand certainly can’t be considered high during the pandemic to warrant big increases

A gas pump at a filling station. (Photo by Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Rob Kernachan, cartoonist.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2003

Grin and bear it

  • Jan 30, 2021
Rob Kernachan, cartoonist.
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Rotarians’ commitment in Guatemala commendable

Much-needed awareness brought about a country made poor

  • Jan 29, 2021
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