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LETTER: Smoke from wood-burning fireplaces is offensive and unhealthy

Fall has arrived and with it the toxic fume season has returned.…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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LETTER: Thoughts and actions must be more ecocentric when it comes to single-use plastics

Re: ‘Ban of some single-use plastics only the start’ (PQB News, Oct.…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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LETTER: Thanks to community for fundraising help

On Sept. 25, Adam Fras and I held a fundraiser for Cops…

  • Oct 28, 2020
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LETTER: Qualicum Beach drivers are quite courteous

I was shocked to read ‘Your Views’ comments (PQB News, Oct. 7)…

  • Oct 17, 2020
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LETTER: Rail venture holds only nostalgia value

I spent my career in transportation, working in all four modes. I…

  • Oct 11, 2020

LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins

After observing homeowners struggling to trundle out the RDN’s new blue supersize…

  • Oct 11, 2020

LETTER: Rail discussion has gone on for far too long

Letter sent to Island Rail: Couldn’t find your survey so we are…

  • Oct 11, 2020

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020

LETTER: ‘People probably don’t understand science behind the need for masks’

I’m disturbed by the growing numbers of people refusing to wear masks.…

  • Oct 5, 2020

LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

Re: ‘Town of Qualicum Beach defers discussions with preservation society regarding wetlands’…

  • Oct 1, 2020

COMMENTARY: Island rail situation has an all-too-familiar ring

Here we go again. Much like Wiarton Willie, Island Corridor Foundation seems…

LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream

The Regional District of Nanaimo and its citizens are widely recognized as…

  • Sep 30, 2020

LETTER: Errington Farmers’ Market Society thankful

It has been a challenging season for farmers’ markets, but Errington farmers…

  • Sep 30, 2020

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020