Opinion

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
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Letter: Making environmenal choices, personally and municipally

Today, in the environmental world the first R is refuse. As in, do I really need this?

  • May 15, 2022
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Rob Douglas, guest column.

Why there’s not enough affordable housing being built

Speculative investment skewing the market

  • May 14, 2022
Rob Douglas, guest column.
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Photo by Andrea Rondeau/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Photo by Andrea Rondeau/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
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Letters to the editor are always welcome.
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Letter to the editor.

No plastic bags in curbside recycling

It wastes our money and time

  • May 6, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Letters to the editor.

Why are we being charged a 0.5 % Climate Action Energy Plan tax in North Cowichan?

Other spending actions under the EAC questionable

  • May 5, 2022
Letters to the editor.
The gang’s all here, BCEHS representatives, Ambulance Paramedics of BC, Chemainus paramedics, the honour guard, piper and more during the commissioning of the MV Island Responder in Chemainus. From left: Wray Watson, Rob Howland, Heather Edward, Nic Mann, Amy Poll, Stu Myers, Dave Leary, Jason Perry, Monica Morgan, Glenn Hovgaard, Mike Wright, Brad Cameron. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Editorial: Equipment upgrade a medical necessity

MV Island Responder and its team provide the best care for patients

The gang’s all here, BCEHS representatives, Ambulance Paramedics of BC, Chemainus paramedics, the honour guard, piper and more during the commissioning of the MV Island Responder in Chemainus. From left: Wray Watson, Rob Howland, Heather Edward, Nic Mann, Amy Poll, Stu Myers, Dave Leary, Jason Perry, Monica Morgan, Glenn Hovgaard, Mike Wright, Brad Cameron. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letter to the editor.

Car battery replacement not cost effective

This can’t exactly be considered a benefit for an electric car purchase

Letter to the editor.
Jessica Lowry, left, and Samantha Fincham strike a pose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Shattering the myths about yoga

Practice connects body, mind and soul

  • Apr 30, 2022
Jessica Lowry, left, and Samantha Fincham strike a pose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letter to the editor.

Letter: put pressure on suppliers of plastic

What is the average shopper to do, unpackage it in the store?

Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

Huge benefits to be reaped from community forestry

North Cowichan can easily emulate the success shown in Mission

  • Apr 29, 2022
Letter to the editor.
It won’t be long before sunny days will be the norm for long stretches of time after we get out of this April unsettled weather. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Weather whining a regular pastime

Remember conditions can change from one extreme to the other quickly

It won’t be long before sunny days will be the norm for long stretches of time after we get out of this April unsettled weather. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Letter to the editor.

The powerful need to be stopped

Whatever happened to movements for peace?

  • Apr 22, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

Forest company sets an example by opting for carbon credits

If a major forest company can do it, so can the Municipality of North Cowichan

  • Apr 21, 2022
Letter to the editor.