Opinion

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OPINION: Island Health doctors call on residents to ‘double down’ to slow spread of COVID-19

Positive cases increasing at a rate that causes concern for health officers

  • Nov 18, 2020
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People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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LETTER: Concerns over Qualicum Beach cell tower remain

Re: ‘Qualicum Beach council approves location of Telus communications tower’ (www.pqbnews.com, Oct.…

  • Nov 14, 2020
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LETTER: What happens to our compostable material?

Re: ‘Regional District of Nanaimo deals with issues impacting automated garbage collection’…

  • Nov 14, 2020
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Alex Trebek, left, and Howie Meeker. (File photos)

OPINION: Meeker, Trebek were true Canadian icons

Pair of legends remembered fondly by many across the country

Alex Trebek, left, and Howie Meeker. (File photos)
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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OPINION: Biggest threat facing wild Pacific salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada

‘Only Canada allows the farming of Atlantic salmon on the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon’

  • Nov 6, 2020
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This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Letters to the editor.

LETTER – Comox doctor requesting consideration of Island Health COVID-19 ‘bubble’

The following is an open letter to Island Health medical health officer,…

  • Nov 2, 2020
Letters to the editor.
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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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NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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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

LETTER: Rail venture holds only nostalgia value

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

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Rail venture holds only nostalgia value
LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins

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