Opinion

Lessons from a Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection

First let’s start with turnout.

  • May 8, 2019

Save large trees at McAdam Park

I feel moved to speak in favour of more protection for our trees.

  • May 8, 2019

Federal NDP fading away

There are 10 NDP MPs that have chosen to step down and not run in the 2019 federal election.

  • May 8, 2019
video
Celebration for opening of IWA annex at Lake Cowichan museum
Holiday weekend talent show packs 'em in at Lake Cowichan
Heritage Days truck parade at Lake Cowichan
Bike parade fun at Lake Cowichan Heritage Days

Claims about ramped up logging need some context

The municipality was obligated, by contract, to allow that work to proceed this year

  • May 8, 2019

Editorial: Cost of pay parking at new Cowichan hospital would be too high

This is not the status quo at most hospitals these days

  • May 8, 2019

Developments for more people make no sense with water shortage

we’re being advised to ration water again

  • May 7, 2019

Too much idling of vehicles fouling Duncan air

Did he turn off his engine? No, he did not.

  • May 7, 2019

Surprised by continuing unnecessary cutting of trees

People who live on the Prairies used to plant trees around their homes as windbreaks

  • May 7, 2019

Green ‘vote however you want’ all it’s cracked up to be?

Sometimes the best you can do when seeking a new nest is to look at how you’re invited in.

  • May 6, 2019

Far right are not really Conservatives

No one gets rich without the work of us 99 per cent.

  • May 6, 2019

Keep Stoney Hill intact — pause the logging

Keep the area intact in case we decide the best use is that of a park or nature reserve.

  • May 6, 2019

Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

MP Alistair MacGregor column: The SNC-Lavalin scandal and the need to respect prosecutorial independence

Prosecutors play a key role in the Canadian criminal justice system.

  • May 5, 2019

Drivesmart column: Spring cleaning for surge brakes

Experience has taught me that “spring cleaning” seldom includes the trailer’s surge brake.

  • May 5, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Forest industry revitalization looks like the opposite

Caribou protection, forest tenure restriction, increasing stumpage

Andrea Rondeau column: Thrifting and donation bins: don’t muck up a good thing

I’m a big fan of thrift store shopping. I love heading in…

T.W. Paterson column: Not all Nanaimo pioneers were coal miners

Joseph’s reputation for being able to restore antique clocks and watches spread to the Old Country.

  • May 4, 2019

Trudeau is an embarrassment as prime minister

Economically, Canada is far worse off with the former drama teacher at the helm.

  • May 3, 2019

What is happening with the North Cowichan forest review?

It’s time to put someone in charge of the forest review and get things rolling.

  • May 3, 2019