Opinion

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

Party leaders must work together in health crisis

Coronavirus not the time for partisan politics

  • Mar 12, 2020

Toilet paper not a primary need

More diligence needed in every community to inform residents about COVID-19

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No need to change the name of Humbird Street section

There will never be a civic address there to make it necessary

  • Mar 12, 2020

LETTER – Herring fisherman offers industry’s side of the debate

Paid protestors want to stop a way of life they know nothing about

  • Mar 11, 2020

Pulling out flowering plants an act of stupidity

Ruining the hard work of maintaining adopt-a-bed at boat launch causes dismay

B.C. VIEWS: We can’t ignore the little things, lest they grow into a pandemic

COVID-19 can help us prepare for the major pandemic experts say is still to come

Drugs and crime creating havoc

People fed up with the lack of action on dealing with society’s ills

Twin Gables needs to be demolished

The motel has been an eyesore for some time

  • Mar 5, 2020

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Mar 1, 2020

Opioid crisis numbers still high

Drop from a year ago not enough so more needs to be done

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Leaders must put an end to protests

There is a crisis in Canada and it’s not about the climate. It’s a crisis of leadership.

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020

Tax rate hikes keep accelerating

Decision to hire an assistant fire chief after previously rejecting it not a good idea

Shellfish farm development a threat to Thetis Island

Project seems to have been quietly put forward with limited notice

  • Feb 21, 2020

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

Consider your knowledge about First Nations governance structures before getting really, really mad

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Robinson the epitome of basketball work ethic

Small-town phenom made it big with a determination that was second to none