Opinion

(CP file photo)
(CP file photo)
LETTER: Tourism and hospitality need government support

LETTER: Tourism and hospitality need government support

Tourism and hospitality has for decades been the face of British Columbia…

  • Aug 26, 2020
LETTER: Tourism and hospitality need government support
(AP File Photo/Elaine Thompson)
(AP File Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

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

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
LETTER: It takes a village to raise a child

LETTER: It takes a village to raise a child

Regarding kids and noise. My wife and I live on a quiet…

  • Aug 15, 2020
LETTER: It takes a village to raise a child
LETTER: Show respect as part of the process

LETTER: Show respect as part of the process

As a strong proponent of community collaboration and community planning with clear…

  • Aug 15, 2020
LETTER: Show respect as part of the process
LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities

LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities

My wife and I live in Qualicum and bought our first EV…

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities
EDITORIAL: Real communication can solve problems

EDITORIAL: Real communication can solve problems

Neighbourhood dispute in Columbia Beach made headlines

EDITORIAL: Real communication can solve problems
POLL: Have you ever had a dispute with one of your neighbours?
POLL: Have you ever had a dispute with one of your neighbours?
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Fred Thompson of Port Alberni was part of a crew logging near Jennis Bay when he spied a face cut into a rockface that was ‘too perfect’ to be natural. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Alberni man discovers a mystery in a rock face

Fred Thompson said ‘face’ revealed in rock after area was logged has to be man made

Fred Thompson of Port Alberni was part of a crew logging near Jennis Bay when he spied a face cut into a rockface that was ‘too perfect’ to be natural. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
POLL: Do you believe B.C. children should return to classrooms in September?
POLL: Do you believe B.C. children should return to classrooms in September?
OPINION: Enjoy yourselves, but maintain vigilance amid COVID-19 pandemic

OPINION: Enjoy yourselves, but maintain vigilance amid COVID-19 pandemic

It is definitely a message that bears repeating: stay vigilant and stay…

OPINION: Enjoy yourselves, but maintain vigilance amid COVID-19 pandemic
Fentanyl. (The Canadian Press)
Fentanyl. (The Canadian Press)
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
OPINION: Parksville Qualicum Beach volunteers worthy of all their accolades

OPINION: Parksville Qualicum Beach volunteers worthy of all their accolades

Communities made better through selfless effort

  • Jul 15, 2020
OPINION: Parksville Qualicum Beach volunteers worthy of all their accolades
POLL: Should free hand sanitizer be readily available in provincial parks?
POLL: Should free hand sanitizer be readily available in provincial parks?
(Flickr: jandjconstructionmt.com)

SIMPSON: Before losing your cool, make sure the screw that’s loose isn’t yours

Being quick to blame others can be humbling when the problem really lies with you

  • Jul 15, 2020
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POLL: Would you like to see a new swimming pool facility in Parksville?
POLL: Would you like to see a new swimming pool facility in Parksville?