Opinion

Buried lines pose the best chance of sustaining hydro

Problems will continue where overhead lines are not clear of trees

  • Feb 7, 2019

Editorial: Barriers to get beyond emergency shelter

Ideally, folks using the homeless shelters will move on to more sustainable housing situations.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Thank you St. Josh of Duncan

A stream of cars bumped by us on the shoulder until Josh stopped his big truck

  • Feb 4, 2019
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Cairnsmore needs Wi-Fi access

Having access to family and friends is an important part of the healing process

  • Feb 4, 2019

Finding common ground in the pipeline dilemma

Images of pro- and anti- pipeline demonstrators are front and centre in the news these days.

  • Feb 4, 2019

More meat, less veggies in the winter

…government recommendations when it comes to eating habits have been based on flawed science.

  • Feb 4, 2019

Peerless Road recycling a ‘Kafkaesque hell-maze’

The result from day one has been to baffle, confuse, frustrate and generally to turn off

  • Feb 4, 2019

Private auto insurance no magic wand

“Alberta auto is in crisis” — a fully private insurance model

  • Feb 4, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

Person strength comes in all forms

You shouldn’t make everything about appearance for well-being

  • Feb 1, 2019

Time to stage a winter festival in Chemainus

The first three months of the year sadly lacking in community activity

Dangers of plastic materials can’t be underestimated

Components don’t break down so it stays in the soil and our system

  • Jan 31, 2019

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

Vast Cowichan childhood poverty stats a wake-up call

These children did not ask to be born into poverty.

  • Jan 30, 2019

Drivesmart column: Is your car falling apart? Roadside mechanical inspections

Inspections were frequently triggered by seeing something amiss

  • Jan 27, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

Robert Barron column: Canada has a lot to offer

The 18 year-old from Saudi Arabia came to Canada

Andrea Rondeau column: Price not the real barrier to eating fruits and veggies

There were a number of complaints that vegetables cost too much.

T.W. Paterson column: For some miners it was never say die

For 12 years, single-handed, A.L. Marsh bored his way to bedrock.

  • Jan 26, 2019

The high cost of housing

Percentage of family income spent needs to be much lower