Opinion

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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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Dr. Sandra Allison is Island Health’s medical health officer for the central Island. (Photo submitted)

OPINION: Don’t let fear take over during the pandemic

Central Island medical health officer shares her reflections riding the bus

  • Nov 27, 2020
Dr. Sandra Allison is Island Health’s medical health officer for the central Island. (Photo submitted)
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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Dr. Bonnie Henry. (CP file photo)
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OPINION: Island Health doctors call on residents to ‘double down’ to slow spread of COVID-19

Positive cases increasing at a rate that causes concern for health officers

  • Nov 18, 2020
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People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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LETTER: Concerns over Qualicum Beach cell tower remain

Re: ‘Qualicum Beach council approves location of Telus communications tower’ (www.pqbnews.com, Oct.…

  • Nov 14, 2020
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LETTER: What happens to our compostable material?

Re: ‘Regional District of Nanaimo deals with issues impacting automated garbage collection’…

  • Nov 14, 2020
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Alex Trebek, left, and Howie Meeker. (File photos)

OPINION: Meeker, Trebek were true Canadian icons

Pair of legends remembered fondly by many across the country

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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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