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The Editor’s Desk: Customers behaving badly

The Editor’s Desk: Customers behaving badly

Annoyed that a business is asking you to sanitize your hands? Don’t take it out on the employees

The Editor’s Desk: Customers behaving badly
The Editor’s Desk: Coping with COVID quiz

The Editor’s Desk: Coping with COVID quiz

How well are you dealing with the pandemic? Take this quiz and find out!

The Editor’s Desk: Coping with COVID quiz
The Editor’s Desk: Don’t be a PRAT

The Editor’s Desk: Don’t be a PRAT

Public performances against face masks don’t make for good theatre

The Editor’s Desk: Don’t be a PRAT
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The Editor’s Desk: Entering the Twilight Zone

The Editor’s Desk: Entering the Twilight Zone

Ashcroft gets a chance to shine on the small screen: is the result a dream or a nightmare?

The Editor’s Desk: Entering the Twilight Zone
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Resumption of travel around province brings hopes and fears

Resumption of travel around province brings hopes and fears

Phase 3 brings summer tourists, and some worry

  • Jul 1, 2020
Resumption of travel around province brings hopes and fears
The Editor’s Desk: Coronavirus classic cinema

The Editor’s Desk: Coronavirus classic cinema

Some familiar films would look a lot different if they’d been made during a time of COVID-19

The Editor’s Desk: Coronavirus classic cinema
The Editor’s Desk: COVID cops on the job

The Editor’s Desk: COVID cops on the job

In the rush to judgement, facts often take a back seat

The Editor’s Desk: COVID cops on the job
The Editor’s Desk: No one is an island

The Editor’s Desk: No one is an island

If the pandemic has shown us nothing else, it’s that human beings are social creatures

The Editor’s Desk: No one is an island
The Editor’s Desk: Photo gallery paints a pretty picture

The Editor’s Desk: Photo gallery paints a pretty picture

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are 18 years of photos worth?

The Editor’s Desk: Photo gallery paints a pretty picture
Victoria Report: Graduating during COVID-19

Victoria Report: Graduating during COVID-19

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart congratulates the grad class of 2020 on a remarkable achievment

  • Jun 4, 2020
Victoria Report: Graduating during COVID-19
The garden at the Journal office, May 2020. Not pictured: dead cactus. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: In search of lost time

A tiny tomato provides a small moment of joy as it evokes happy memories

The garden at the Journal office, May 2020. Not pictured: dead cactus. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Editor’s Desk: There’s always a silver lining

The Editor’s Desk: There’s always a silver lining

Stories — some of which might even be true — of people making the best of bad pandemic situations

The Editor’s Desk: There’s always a silver lining
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
The Editor’s Desk: Hindsight is wonderful

The Editor’s Desk: Hindsight is wonderful

Let’s not Monday morning quarterback the coronavirus pandemic while the game is still being played

The Editor’s Desk: Hindsight is wonderful
The Editor’s Desk: Being a part of history

The Editor’s Desk: Being a part of history

For 125 years, the Journal has preserved events big (but mostly small) for posterity

The Editor’s Desk: Being a part of history
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

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

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Flooding and flood defences at the Cache Creek fire hall, April 21, 2020. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Victoria Report: Cache Creek remains resilient through floods

by Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart As the spring melts begin, the people…

  • May 6, 2020
Flooding and flood defences at the Cache Creek fire hall, April 21, 2020. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
The Editor’s Desk: A slippery garden slope

The Editor’s Desk: A slippery garden slope

It started harmlessly enough, with pulling a few weeds, and then it just grew

The Editor’s Desk: A slippery garden slope