Opinion

Letters to the editor.

LETTER – Comox doctor requesting consideration of Island Health COVID-19 ‘bubble’

The following is an open letter to Island Health medical health officer,…

  • Nov 2, 2020
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LETTER: Smoke from wood-burning fireplaces is offensive and unhealthy

Fall has arrived and with it the toxic fume season has returned.…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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LETTER: Thoughts and actions must be more ecocentric when it comes to single-use plastics

Re: ‘Ban of some single-use plastics only the start’ (PQB News, Oct.…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Thanks to community for fundraising help

On Sept. 25, Adam Fras and I held a fundraiser for Cops…

  • Oct 28, 2020
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LETTER: Qualicum Beach drivers are quite courteous

I was shocked to read ‘Your Views’ comments (PQB News, Oct. 7)…

  • Oct 17, 2020
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LETTER: Rail venture holds only nostalgia value

LETTER: Rail venture holds only nostalgia value

I spent my career in transportation, working in all four modes. I…

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Rail venture holds only nostalgia value
LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins

LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins

After observing homeowners struggling to trundle out the RDN’s new blue supersize…

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins
LETTER: Rail discussion has gone on for far too long

LETTER: Rail discussion has gone on for far too long

Letter sent to Island Rail: Couldn’t find your survey so we are…

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Rail discussion has gone on for far too long
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Halloween candy. (Philip Wolf photo)
Halloween candy. (Philip Wolf photo)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
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Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

LETTER: ‘People probably don’t understand science behind the need for masks’

I’m disturbed by the growing numbers of people refusing to wear masks.…

  • Oct 5, 2020
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

Re: ‘Town of Qualicum Beach defers discussions with preservation society regarding wetlands’…

  • Oct 1, 2020
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach
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