Opinion

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

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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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Letter: Peace, Friendship, Tolerance and Hope

Television companies broadcasting the 32nd Summer Olympiad like to inform anyone listening…

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LETTER: Build a working forest in B.C.

The forestry issue has been a flashpoint issue in British Columbia for…

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Letter: Man Hole Covers

I have recently travelled over the freshly paved roads around the new…

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(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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I have questions about the new library plan: letter

When do we get our promised public hearing on the new downtown…

  • Jul 7, 2021
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Perhaps while returning to ‘normal,’ we should review what ‘normal’ means: letter

As the local risks of the COVID-19 pandemic subside and we anticipate…

  • Jul 5, 2021
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A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
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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
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Testimony again showed a high level of ignorance: letter

Re: Report from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans about salmon…

  • Jun 28, 2021
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COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Time to grow some common sense

Last Thursday as I was driving south on the Island Highway past…

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Why do we have a Planning Department, if mayor and council do not pay heed to their recommendations?

Have just watched the CR Council meeting of May 31 for the…

  • Jun 21, 2021
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Application of the law is arbitrary in B.C.: letter

Those tasked with administering the law in B.C. have a different standard…

  • Jun 17, 2021
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The ‘missing middle’

Filed for publication with the Mirror To Mayor & Council, Deborah Sargent,…

  • Jun 16, 2021
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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

Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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I am extremely grateful to everyone at Campbell River Hospital: letter

On the 20th of May I woke at 04:00 extremely ill. In…

  • Jun 10, 2021
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