Columnists

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

The Editor’s Desk: Opportunities in the arts

Being able to involve area children and youth in theatre benefits everyone in so many ways

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

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Close call caught on camera in Vancouver
Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers prep for crowd, protest
Mueller probed 10 potential acts of obstruction
Vigil held in Penticton for the four community members slain in Monday shootings

The Editor’s Desk: Science fact, not fiction

An outbreak of measles in the Lower Mainland could easily have been prevented.

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says the recent budget doesn’t do enough for rural B.C.

  • Feb 27, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

The Editor’s Desk: Interesting times indeed

If you like political chaos, it’s a great time to be alive

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

The Editor’s Desk: You should’ve asked

A comic about what a French author calls the ‘mental load’ strikes a chord

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

The Editor’s Desk: Technology is a double-edged sword

Technology can do wonders, but we have to be careful how we use it (and what we believe)

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

The Editor’s Desk: Weird winter weather

Is it ususal to have this little snow in January? In a word: no.

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart warns that there could be challenges ahead for farmers and ranchers

  • Jan 30, 2019

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

The Editor’s Desk: Shuttering the shopfronts

More and more brick and mortar retailers are falling victim to online shopping. Is there a solution?

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jan 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

The Editor’s Desk: Keep Calm and Stock Up

A new breed of person is abroad in Britain: preppers, who are stocking up in case of Brexit chaos