Opinion

More policy debate, please

Voters need to hear more policy debate, across the board, ahead of the federal election.

  • Sep 5, 2019

Who are we? Council considering track expansion

What possible environmental benefit could there be?

  • Sep 5, 2019

Developers not properly planting trees for long term health

I had to question if the new plant material was likely to flourish in such conditions.

  • Sep 5, 2019
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Local governments must limit sprawl to address climate change

Our overall emissions continue to rise

  • Sep 5, 2019

Speed limit: stating the obvious

In fact, the speed limit signs used to say “maximum”.

  • Sep 5, 2019

Have to speed in the passing lane

The signage on the roadsides are about as effective as the enforcement that is in place.

  • Sep 5, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Why don’t our governments encourage self-sufficiency?

I remember walking through Mom’s tomato plants on a steamy summer day in her allotment garden.

  • Sep 5, 2019

LETTER: ICBC boss responds to accusations of failing to adapt

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez responds to column by the CFIB’s Richard Truscott

  • Sep 4, 2019

One Cowichan heavy handed, self-righteous over letter

Personally I don’t agree with Aiken’s point of view but I respect his right to freedom of speech.

  • Sep 4, 2019

Baffled over the purpose of new water and watershed bylaw

The CVRD staff recommended that no further funds be expended

  • Sep 4, 2019

Dangerous and tyrannical to limit free speech

There lies the slippery slope toward censorship and a call to honour the “right” point of view

  • Sep 4, 2019

Show me the money on biogas facility!

Public tax dollars will be required to upgrade LaFortune Road

  • Sep 4, 2019

Cyclists likely avoid Chemainus Road because of danger to bikes

Chemainus is an example of a community where cycling could be a much bigger part of transportation

  • Sep 4, 2019

Privatize municipal public works

The municipality and city would only write 12 cheques per year for public works maintenance

  • Sep 4, 2019

Political aspect of climate change

A university had invited the pair to speak

  • Sep 4, 2019

Editorial: Stay on the line if you call 911

Because the call was dropped, RCMP didn’t know where they needed to go.

  • Sep 4, 2019

Absurd to say there won’t be odour from biogas

2 biogas plants on the mainland are both set on hundreds of acres unencumbered by close neighbours

  • Sep 3, 2019

Biogas opposition should be no surprise

This project had been conceived more than two years before area residents became aware of it

  • Sep 3, 2019

Vimy Road being used as garbage dump

It disappoints me so many people don’t care about their own neighbourhood

  • Sep 3, 2019

Local councils need to take water problem seriously

The pulp mill draws huge amounts of water from the river a few miles downstream from the weir.

  • Sep 3, 2019