Opinion

LETTER: Rail discussion has gone on for far too long

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
LETTER: Rail discussion has gone on for far too long
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Halloween candy. (Philip Wolf photo)
Halloween candy. (Philip Wolf photo)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

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
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

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

  • Oct 1, 2020
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach
COMMENTARY: Island rail situation has an all-too-familiar ring

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

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

COMMENTARY: Island rail situation has an all-too-familiar ring
LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream

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: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream
LETTER: Errington Farmers’ Market Society thankful

LETTER: Errington Farmers’ Market Society thankful

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

  • Sep 30, 2020
LETTER: Errington Farmers’ Market Society thankful
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

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
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
STEM (Pixabay.com)

OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

STEM (Pixabay.com)
LETTER: Things are not changing for the better in Qualicum Beach

LETTER: Things are not changing for the better in Qualicum Beach

I have lived right downtown Qualicum Beach for 10 years now and…

  • Sep 25, 2020
LETTER: Things are not changing for the better in Qualicum Beach
POLL: Do you plan to vote by mail in the B.C. election?
POLL: Do you plan to vote by mail in the B.C. election?
LETTER: Thanks, best wishes to Longmuirs

LETTER: Thanks, best wishes to Longmuirs

With some sadness, but much gratitude, I want to publicly say a…

  • Sep 19, 2020
LETTER: Thanks, best wishes to Longmuirs
LETTER: Sorry state of affairs in many nations

LETTER: Sorry state of affairs in many nations

As all government debts erupt from the COVID-19 pressures, governments are being…

  • Sep 19, 2020
LETTER: Sorry state of affairs in many nations
LETTER: Lack of physicians in Parksville a troubling problem

LETTER: Lack of physicians in Parksville a troubling problem

I am writing about a distressing situation affecting many of your readers.…

  • Sep 18, 2020
LETTER: Lack of physicians in Parksville a troubling problem
LETTER: Deterrent must be stronger for scofflaws from U.S.

LETTER: Deterrent must be stronger for scofflaws from U.S.

Regarding people from the U.S. who are supposed to head straight to…

  • Sep 17, 2020
LETTER: Deterrent must be stronger for scofflaws from U.S.
POLL: Do you believe there should be a fall election in B.C.?
POLL: Do you believe there should be a fall election in B.C.?
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Invest in higher education to help Island communities recover from COVID-19

Island faculty, union leaders call on government for more post-secondary funding

  • Sep 11, 2020
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)