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Hearing from all sides helps communities heal

The shooting of Jared Lowndes by Campbell River RCMP has shaken the…

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We can’t move forward as a nation without coming to terms with this stark indictment of our colonial past

Never before has a Canada Day been shrouded in such a poignant…

  • Jun 30, 2021
Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worrisome time amid a pandemic

Huge drain on finances, rising criminal activity among the concerns

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk. Photo contributed

COMMENTARY: MLA Michele Babchuk talks the future of forestry

‘These forests are important to every single one of us, myself included’

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk. Photo contributed
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OUR VIEW: Keep the dialogue going

Homelessness has become a divisive issue with hard liners on both sides

  • Jun 9, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Kindness counts, now more than ever

COVID fatigue and frayed nerves aren’t bringing out the best in us

  • May 26, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full on Friday, and…

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Approximately 93 per cent of B.C. residents say time’s up for bi-annual clock changes. Black Press file

OUR VIEW: It’s time to stop the madness of changing our clocks

It’s time to pick one and keep it, because this twice-per-year change is nonsensical

Approximately 93 per cent of B.C. residents say time’s up for bi-annual clock changes. Black Press file
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EDITORIAL: Patience required in the vaccination line

COVID-19 vaccinations are proceeding in an orderly, ethical manner

  • Feb 10, 2021
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The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OUR VIEW: Maintaining a strong democracy

Canada has placed fifth worldwide for the level of its democracy

The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)

OUR VIEW: Opt-out organ donation the way to go

In most places in Canada, including British Columbia, you have to sign up to be an organ donor.

  • Feb 3, 2021
Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)
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OUR VIEW: Before we go patting ourselves on the back…

It’s been two weeks since the United States Capitol was rushed by…

  • Jan 27, 2021
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FOR THE RECORD

A recent editorial stated that one in 25 Canadians who is diagnosed…

  • Dec 23, 2020
Shopping locally for the holidays has never been so important. (Submitted)

OUR VIEW: Buying local for holidays never so important

It’s an important thing to consider when you go to do both your in person and online shopping

  • Dec 3, 2020
Shopping locally for the holidays has never been so important. (Submitted)
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that are not impacted by COVID-19. (file photo)

OUR VIEW: Holidays will be different this year

This Christmas is going to be very different for our communities on…

  • Dec 2, 2020
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that are not impacted by COVID-19. (file photo)
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OUR VIEW: Spare a thought for school employees

Teachers and school staff have been, if not the forgotten element of…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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John Horgan has been re-elected the MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca, and will head back to the legislature at premier following the Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 election. (File-Black Press)

Editorial: Majority government doesn’t mean smooth sailing as pandemic presents big challenges

Even with a majority, the NDP has a difficult road ahead.

  • Nov 4, 2020
John Horgan has been re-elected the MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca, and will head back to the legislature at premier following the Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 election. (File-Black Press)

EDITORIAL: Labour Day takes on bigger meaning in 2020

Labour Day 2020 will be perhaps the most unique Canada has celebrated in modern times.

  • Sep 9, 2020

OUR VIEW: Tough decisions being made regarding back-to-school

It’s not for anyone to judge another family’s decision about sending their kids back to classes

  • Sep 2, 2020

Single-use plastics have no place in post-pandemic world

We should be taking this opportunity to break old habits