Opinion

The Editor’s Desk: The good old hockey game

The Editor’s Desk: The good old hockey game

Nothing says ‘NHL hockey’ like 100 F. temperatures and the August long weekend

The Editor’s Desk: The good old hockey game
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Urgent action needed to save B.C.’s Steelhead trout

Victoria Report by Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart

  • Aug 5, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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
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B.C.'s top doctor says vaccinating more people sooner will help lift COVID restrictions
Tax changes make claiming home office space easier
B.C. essential workers get shot at AstraZeneca vaccine
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

This year’s virtual Walk for Alzheimer’s was a success, with help from Central Interior residents

  • Jul 22, 2020
Letters to the Editor
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
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about BC Parks and seniors giving back to others

  • Jul 15, 2020
Letters to the Editor
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
Be the best driver you can be during pandemic

Be the best driver you can be during pandemic

Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2020
Be the best driver you can be during pandemic
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)
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
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about kindness during the pandemic and the unusual school year

  • Jul 1, 2020
Letters to the Editor
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
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)
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
Surgeries well underway in Interior Health

Surgeries well underway in Interior Health

Postponed surgeries should be completed within 17 to 24 months

  • Jun 24, 2020
Surgeries well underway in Interior Health
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
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