Drivesmart column: Spring 2020 distracted driving campaign

Distracted driving is responsible for 26 per cent of collision fatalities in B.C. each year.

  • Mar 8, 2020

Robert Barron column: It’s time to rattle some cages in Victoria

The Valley’a CAT received just $66,000 in overdose emergency response funding last year

Andrea Rondeau column: No need to panic over COVID-19

There is no sense in rushing out and filling multiple carts full of toilet paper and pasta

Drivesmart column: Driving on the shoulder of the road

Just as a child learns to colour properly by staying within the lines, so must the driver.

  • Mar 1, 2020

Robert Barron column: Gas prices rollercoaster confusing

their customers will continue to pay the price for their precious petrol

Andrea Rondeau column: Monday morning on the breaking news beat

The view from my back deck yielded smoke billowing into the air.

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Drivesmart column: Let’s block the road

Police resources to cope with the size of the protest group is an important consideration.

  • Feb 23, 2020

Robert Barron column: Let’s see more roundabouts in the Cowichan Valley

I commend the city planners for their wisdom in installing a roundabout there.

Andrea Rondeau column: Rock slide story reminds us not to take life for granted

We agreed in the newsroom that the whole thing sounds like a scene from a movie.

Robert Barron column: Let’s hope the strike is really over

I’m quite curious to see what terms the United Steelworkers agreed to

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Alistair MacGregor column: NDP legislation will provide a clear path to pharmacare for all

This is our chance for all parties to put aside partisan differences

  • Feb 9, 2020

Drivesmart column: Should 30 km/h be the default in residential areas?

58 per cent would definitely or probably like to see residential speed limits of 30 km/h

  • Feb 9, 2020

Robert Barron column: Happy to see baby bear statue returned

I could feel the pain and frustration of the ice cream shop owners

Andrea Rondeau column: Breaking news is a team effort

So breaking news coverage is a challenge to be fast and accurate.

Sarah Simpson Column: Floods and fires and sleepless nights

Truth be told, I’m just a bit bummed out.

Drivesmart column: Traffic fine revenue sharing changes

The municipality must develop a plan that sets out the intended uses and performance targets

  • Feb 2, 2020

Robert Barron column: Earthquakes a fact of life on the West Coast

I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for almost 25 years now and have never felt an earthquake

Andrea Rondeau column: Green Party at a crossroads

So the Green Party is looking for new leadership both federally and provincially.