Opinion

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)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. (AP file Photo)
In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. (AP file Photo)
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
OPINION: Cold-weather shelter solution needs to be found for Parksville Qualicum Beach
OPINION: Cold-weather shelter solution needs to be found for Parksville Qualicum Beach
LETTER: Regional District of Nanaimo steps up to the plate

LETTER: Regional District of Nanaimo steps up to the plate

RDN is constructing a new bridge

  • Sep 4, 2020
LETTER: Regional District of Nanaimo steps up to the plate
POLL: Do you Parksville Qualicum Beach should have a dedicated cold-weather shelter?
POLL: Do you Parksville Qualicum Beach should have a dedicated cold-weather shelter?