Opinion

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B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

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Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hub plans for downtown shouldn’t include bus loop

Transit exchange will detract from prime piece of entertainment district, says letter writer

  • Sep 28, 2021

Status quo federal election still to have consequences

Election numbers change minimal but will still be disruptive

Letter: Proposed development site inappropriate

This is why no one has developed this property: poor location and too environmentally sensitive

  • Sep 28, 2021

LETTER: Get SkyTrain built already, Surrey man says

With no tunnels and bridges required, this line should be the easiest to build, writer argues

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Ontario book burning concerning

Public figures condemned the action and the school board expressed its regrets

  • Sep 27, 2021

Letter: Rare birds flock to South Okanagan

From Trumpeter swans and pelicans to sandhill cranes, a sighting is always fun

  • Sep 27, 2021

Letter: Old growth trees are worth more standing than when cut

42,880 in forestry-related jobs have been lost while we were busy clear-cutting old growth forests

  • Sep 27, 2021

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Allay needle fears

The number of anti-vaxxers who are simply scared of needles is under-reported, says letter writer

  • Sep 27, 2021

Our View: Election was a mandate for MPs to get to work

Canadians voted for action, not another re-run election in 18 to 24 months

EDITORIAL: Election wastes $600 million for nothing

The most costly election in Canadian history and voters did not even have an appetite for change

  • Sep 27, 2021

Green candidate’s open letter to SOWK residents

Green Party candidate Tara Howse comments on election results and political future

LETTER: Does the Sooke roundabout need traffic cameras?

Do the citizens of Sooke think that we need cameras at the roundabout?

  • Sep 27, 2021

Letter: Playing politics with the virus

Wonder if they think the cost in financial and human terms was/is worth it?

  • Sep 27, 2021

OPINION: Beyond the Numbers; Canada’s Changing Party System

Six parties win significant level of support

  • Sep 27, 2021

Curling is a game for the all ages

Cloverdale Curling Club has been in operation for more than 40 years

  • Sep 27, 2021