Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about changes to recycling and the Lytton River Festival.

  • Sep 3, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Every day is Labour Day for John Horgan’s NDP

Union sign-ups, minimum wage for farm workers on the table

The Editor’s Desk: It’s the silly season

Musings on a few stories making news as the summer holiday winds to a close.

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DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan’s latest reality check on wildfire threat

‘New normal’ is not a solution, just an empty sound bite

Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

It is patently obvious that B.C. is in a crisis situation relative to wildfire control

  • Aug 25, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: Finding the right word

There are all sorts of situations that we need an English word for. Here are a few.

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: (Not) thinking things through

Victoria city council shows how not to handle a delicate situation.

Column: Mother orca’s display of grief sends powerful message

The grief of this orca mother may not be visible anymore, but we must not forget.

B.C. VIEWS: Canadian cities begin to declare themselves city-states

Local politicians meddle in immigration, environment issues

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: The back to school shopping blues

How prepared are you for the quest for pencil crayons and erasers? Take the quiz and find out!

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says the Community Benefits Agreement is bad for rural B.C. workers.

  • Aug 7, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Private health care crackdown touches painful nerve

Many people are no longer prepared to suffer in silence

COLUMN: Has social media passed its peak?

Saul Klein at the University of Victoria writes about erosion of trust at Facebook and Twitter

  • Aug 2, 2018

Letters to the Editor

A reader feels sorry for those who deface First Nations signs.

  • Jul 31, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: Change isn’t always easy

Changes large and small are an inevitable part of life.

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion