David Suzuki: Oil and plastic are choking the planet

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me.

  • May 28th, 2017

Column: New impaired driving law could infringe on civil liberties

The new impaired driving legislation, has attracted some controversy from civil liberties groups

  • May 27th, 2017

T.W. Paterson: A look back at public health in 1924

Part of the regular medical program included weighing and measuring children twice yearly

  • May 27th, 2017

Column: This is news, not a beauty pageant

I have never had anyone call to complain about a photo of a man running for office.

T.W. Paterson: Telephone introduced Nanaimo to high-tech

Shares in Nanaimo’s first commercial telephone service cost $1.80 each.

  • May 24th, 2017

Chris Wilkinson: Know your rights on medically assisted dying

Two types of MAID are allowed in Canada

  • May 24th, 2017
Steps Ahead Dance show


Laketown Rock thrilled fans


Walk through Lake Cowichan's Rhodendron Garden


Public hearing for Donnay Drive development


Standing up to staged tent squatters

Communities fight back against ‘travelling circus’ for media

T.W. Paterson: Obiturary notices can be inspiring

Never formally licensed by the Manitoba College of physicians and Surgeons, this didn’t stop her

  • May 20th, 2017

Column: Time to crack down on tax cheats

The use of offshore tax havens is estimated to cost Canadians between $5 and $8 billion dollars

  • May 19th, 2017

ELECTION 2017: This is your election on TV

Campaigns are no time to discuss serious issues

Drivesmart: Things I’ve learned from running a road safety website

The DriveSmartBC web site has been in existence for just over nine years now.

  • May 16th, 2017

T.W. Paterson: Three miners and workers memorials in a week

“We gather here to fulfill those words that are enshrined here”—Rev. Jim Webber-Cook.

  • May 16th, 2017

David Suzuki: Long work hours don’t work for people or the planet

In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five

  • May 14th, 2017

T.W. Paterson: Remembering the battle of the Atlantic — and more

With war, Dad’s photos changed from tropical cruises to the stormy North Atlantic

  • May 13th, 2017

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Can we get ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics?

Christy Clark’s money machine, third parties roll on

T.W. Paterson: Old Victoria burying ground was ‘God’s forgotten acre’

“The stench is so great the sexton had to conume tobacco to enable him to complete the excavation”

  • May 9th, 2017