Columnists

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

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A challenge gang to battle the seasonal blues

Columnist writes about teaming up with your friends to motivate wellness

OUT ON A LIMB. Campbell River Mirror

Stopped myself from giving in to negativity

The vast majority of people are doing what is necessary to fight this pandemic – keep it up

OUT ON A LIMB. Campbell River Mirror
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A selection from the writer’s own bookshelf. Most of this year’s books came from the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Three books, plus a few more, I read in the last year

Of nearly 50 books I read in 2021, these three stuck with me the most

A selection from the writer’s own bookshelf. Most of this year’s books came from the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A helping hand when in a tough bind, is a wonderful thing. (Black Press photo)

Saved by a snow Samaritan

Columnist found himself in a ditch on a slippery Monday morning

A helping hand when in a tough bind, is a wonderful thing. (Black Press photo)
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Opinion: We need a civilian climate corps

Young people have stepped up to combat existential threats before, let’s do it again

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
OUT ON A LIMB. Campbell River Mirror

Highway 19A upgrade puts a shine on the jewel that is Campbell River’s waterfront

What was once derided in an international visitor’s guide is on its way to becoming an attraction

OUT ON A LIMB. Campbell River Mirror
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Social media can be detrimental to mental health as well as democracy. (Shutterstock)

Facebook: what happens when a company has more power than countries do

Best way to limit Facebook’s power is choosing not to use it

Social media can be detrimental to mental health as well as democracy. (Shutterstock)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
OUT ON A LIMB. Campbell River Mirror

Is it fake news or is it just news you don’t agree with? – columnist

Writer contemplates why people are unable to distinguish between the media outlet and the message

OUT ON A LIMB. Campbell River Mirror
Elections Canada (Black Press photo)

OPINION: There is no popular vote in Canada

Frustrations about electoral systems are valid, and there is a way to change things

Elections Canada (Black Press photo)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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