Opinion

If you choose to use cannabis, choose not to drive

Know how to handle cannabis safely to keep yourself and others safe

  • Dec 23, 2018

COLUMN: Dickens, Scrooge and the message of A Christmas Carol

Imagining a meeting between the author and the main character of a well-loved story, 175 years later

The Editor’s Desk: Different Christmas traditions

There are subtle differences between Canada and Britain when it comes to Christmas

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Rare footage of grizzly bears fighting on B.C. highway
Trudeau sets sights on tighter gun controls, Scheer talks health spending and Singh talks Trudeau
Peaceful party for revelers near Area 51 in Nevada
Climate change protests across B.C.

Letters to the Editor: Do we need more trash?

A reader writes to wonder why we need more garbage, when we live in such a beautiful area

  • Dec 18, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

The Editor’s Desk: Christmas questions answered

Is the thought of another fraught family Christmas dinner getting you down? The answers are here!

The Editor’s Desk: The urge to create

Why do we devote so much time and effort to fleeting pleasures?

If you’re going to pull Baby It’s Cold Outside, pull these songs too, B.C. man writes

Parksville resident Bernie Smith points to other offensive holiday tunes

  • Dec 5, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about some Christmas spirit, as well as help for cancer patients needing transport

  • Dec 4, 2018

Victoria Report from Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart

Supports available to those in need in our community

  • Dec 4, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The art of announcing things you haven’t done yet

Clinging to power, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver imagine a dynasty

The Editor’s Desk: Winter driving wonderland

How good and responsible a winter driver are you? Take this quiz and find out!

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again

B.C. legislature speaker’s latest self-serving move is incredible

The Editor’s Desk: A trip back in time

A photograph from the distant past conjures up memories.

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about Remembrance Day

  • Nov 20, 2018

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

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

  • Nov 20, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

The Editor’s Desk: Mom, what’s a cheque?

Random thoughts on archaic items, chaotic debates, and respecting Remembrance Day

Letters to the Editor: Ashcroft recognizes importance of women in politics

Grateful to live in a community that cares about its people

  • Nov 15, 2018