Opinion

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

POLL: Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?

Question of the week, Dec. 16

  • Dec 16, 2018

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

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Motorists may need extra lessons

While good driving abounds, evidently there is too much bad driving, says letter writer

  • Dec 13, 2018

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

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

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

POLL: Are you in favour of doing away with Daylight Saving Time?

Question of the week for Nov. 25

  • Nov 25, 2018

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

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

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

POLL: Have you done any Christmas shopping yet?

Question of the week for Nov. 19

  • Nov 18, 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

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

POLL: Have you mailed in your electoral reform ballot yet?

Question of the week for Nov. 12

  • Nov 10, 2018

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

POLL: Are you wearing a poppy ahead of Remembrance Day?

Question of the week for Nov. 5

  • Nov 5, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups