Letters to the editor

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LETTER: Need for rail service on Vancouver Island more obvious than ever

Since my letter of May 12, 2021, the need for the railway…

  • Feb 4, 2022
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LETTER: Canadians failing to treasure irreplaceable forests

Loss to B.C. and to future generations ‘is forever’

  • Dec 27, 2021
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Susanna Newton, SOS executive director, holds up the cheque given to SOS for the breakfasts sold during the 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Paul Drummond, Tigh-Na-Mara general manager, and Joanne Thompson, director of sales and marketing at Tigh-Na-Mara, stand behind her in the SOS Toy Shop at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. (Peter McCully photo)
Susanna Newton, SOS executive director, holds up the cheque given to SOS for the breakfasts sold during the 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Paul Drummond, Tigh-Na-Mara general manager, and Joanne Thompson, director of sales and marketing at Tigh-Na-Mara, stand behind her in the SOS Toy Shop at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. (Peter McCully photo)
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LETTER: Parksville Qualicum Beach residents just not prepared for emergencies

‘I guess some things never change’

  • Dec 20, 2021
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The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition in 2020 and said the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Cost of restoring Vancouver Island rail service too much to justify

‘Make sure our road infrastructure is up to date with current and future weather events’

  • Dec 7, 2021
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition in 2020 and said the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition in 2020 and said the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Government must be pressed to finally repair railway on Vancouver Island

‘How vulnerable our single extant transport artery has proven to be’

  • Nov 28, 2021
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition in 2020 and said the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Black Press Media file photo)
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LETTER: Qualicum Beach golf course a benefit to community

‘Gosh, we could get rid of almost everything’

  • Nov 26, 2021
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LETTER: Cats don’t seem to solve rat problems for Parksville resident

‘What happens when their numbers increase and they start wiping out our native birds?’

  • Nov 25, 2021
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LETTER: Now is the time to deal with climate change

‘Make finding creative solutions to our COVID-induced environmental problems your new priority’

  • Nov 13, 2021
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LETTER: No need to reduce speed with no traffic in Qualicum Beach

‘I’ve lived here 27 years’

  • Nov 7, 2021
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LETTER: Is there enough water to support ‘aggressive’ development in Parksville?

Is anyone thinking about water ? Parksville seems to be in an…

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Commemorative banners to honour veterans who served in the First and Second World Wars will be displayed in Parksville through November. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: ‘Veterans lost their lives in devoted service to their country and nation’

Re: ‘Banners to commemorate veterans who gave their lives’ (PQB News, Oct.…

  • Oct 27, 2021
Commemorative banners to honour veterans who served in the First and Second World Wars will be displayed in Parksville through November. (Submitted photo)
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LETTER: The reality is, our health care system in B.C. is archaic

‘Our population is very overmedicated – especially seniors’

  • Oct 24, 2021
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LETTER: More benches required in PQB for mobility challenged people

‘We shouldn’t even have to ask’

  • Oct 19, 2021
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LETTER: Lack of timely health care in Parksville Qualicum Beach poses huge problem

‘Unless this happens, the situation will become even worse’

  • Oct 19, 2021
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LETTER: Lack of access to primary care in Parksville Qualicum Beach is ‘scandalous’

‘High time’ government attracts more GPs and nurse practitioners to Mid-Island area

  • Oct 18, 2021
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LETTER: City of Parksville needs to require licences for cats, stop them from roaming

Writer offers kudos to Nanaimo for their move

  • Oct 18, 2021
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LETTER: People need to remove waste from Qualicum Beach parks

Some people’s cavalier attitude towards our beautiful parks here in Qualicum reveal…

  • Oct 13, 2021
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LETTER: Lack of access to primary care in Parksville Qualicum Beach is ‘scandalous’

‘High time’ government attracts more GPs and nurse practitioners to Mid-Island area

  • Oct 5, 2021