Opinion

The Copper Canyon wildfire resulted in a State of Local Emergency in August.

Summer brought drought, wildfires

Stressful times during the last few months

 

Letters to the editor.

We must preserve, increase Canadian content

Government inaction and domination of big foreign players killing Canada’s news industry

  • Sep 10, 2021

 

Letters to the editor.

Seniors not a sub-species

Talented and experienced workforce overlooked

 

Letter to the editor.

Premier part of the deficit problem

Handouts in financial relief are all interest free and non-refundable

  • Sep 3, 2021
Letter to the editor.
Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)

Details on COVID continually limited

Reluctance of specifics by health authorities fuels misinformation

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)
Letters to the editor.

No reason for so much littering in the community

Pick up after yourselves, people

Letters to the editor.
Letter to the Editor.

Pink paint on trees unnecessary vandalism

People need to show a greater respect for nature

  • Aug 20, 2021
Letter to the Editor.
A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
Letter to the editor.

Termination of town crier a misguided decision

Ben Buss a well-respected ambassador not only for Duncan, but the entire Cowichan Valley

  • Aug 12, 2021
Letter to the editor.
March participants of all ages on Willow Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

People power makes an impact

Motivation to get on the same page and work together shouldn’t be strenuous

March participants of all ages on Willow Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letter to the editor.

The human brain, the first computer, still wired the same

The hardware and basic behaviour hasn’t really changed at all

  • Jul 24, 2021
Letter to the editor.
Letters to the editor.

Country’s name and flag appropriate in the present context

Proposing alterations to two important national symbols seems more mischievous than constructive

  • Jul 15, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

Fossil fuel sector continues to receive subsidization

Industry still the planet’s greatest and most profitable polluter

Letter to the editor.
Traffic is going to be busy enough, but whenever there’s any accidents on the Trans Canada Highway this summer the back-ups will be brutal. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Summer overload sure to happen

Traffic volume will be at a ridiculous level on the highway

Traffic is going to be busy enough, but whenever there’s any accidents on the Trans Canada Highway this summer the back-ups will be brutal. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Letter to the editor.

Here’s a start to resolving the indignities to our Indigenous population

Federal and provincial governments, churches need to take responsibility

  • Jun 25, 2021
Letter to the editor.
Letters to the editor.

Many questions emerge from opioid dealer’s sentence

Leniency hard to fathom, especially after judge’s harsh words

  • Jun 18, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Rob Kernachan editorial cartoon.

Editorial cartoonist focuses on Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is the feature of Rob Kernachan’s contribution this week.

  • Jun 17, 2021
Rob Kernachan editorial cartoon.
Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worrisome time amid a pandemic

Huge drain on finances, rising criminal activity among the concerns

Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Absence of landscaped median an ill-conceived alteration

Corridor project omission leads to dangerously narrow traffic lanes

  • Jun 3, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Boarded up windows at the Crofton Old School Museum, the result of teen vandalism. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tolerance level low for teen vandals

Solution needs to be found to end the spree of destruction in Crofton

Boarded up windows at the Crofton Old School Museum, the result of teen vandalism. (Photo by Don Bodger)