Opinion

Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
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Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
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Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Dec 30, 2020
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)
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A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)
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University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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LETTER: More people need to be wearing masks

Re: ‘Your Views’ (PQB News, Dec. 2) In your last edition, a…

  • Dec 8, 2020
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LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO confident in survey results

Stevenson: ‘89% of Islanders said they would support rail if it met their needs’

  • Dec 7, 2020
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COLUMN: Liver and onions brings back nasty memories

What food did you have to eat as a child that you wouldn’t go near as an adult?

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LETTER: Anger over decision on Parksville Community Centre

I am so angry with Parksville city council that for the first…

  • Dec 4, 2020
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LETTER: Upgraded Parksville running track would have many users

Re: ‘Parksville running coaches remain firmly behind Ballenas track upgrade project’ (www.pqbnews.com,…

  • Dec 3, 2020
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LETTER: Community centre part of city’s civic hub

Mayor Ed Mayne and city councillors have decided Parksville doesn’t need a…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Having Christmas lights up a little early this year isn’t so bad. (Black Press file photo)
Having Christmas lights up a little early this year isn’t so bad. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTER: Time to move on from impossible Vancouver Island rail dream

Re: ‘Solid support for rail service on the Island’ (Letters, PQB News,…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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