Opinion

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Campbell River should consider floating homes as an option

We were heartened to see the thoughtful answers put forward by the…

  • Feb 22, 2021
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You don’t have to cut down the last old growth

To the Premier of BC, and Ministers, Quote: “Since Adam and Eve…

  • Feb 19, 2021
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Trees more valuable when they’re standing

The government campaigned on a promise to implement all 14 of the…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Why is wood burning frowned upon as a source of heat for the home?

I heat my house with wood still, like I have ever since…

  • Feb 17, 2021
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David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.

What are the Top 3 Issues facing the City of Campbell River?

We invite our readers to send us your list of the most important issues

  • Feb 12, 2021
Campbell Riverites head to the polls on Feb. 27 to fill the empty seat on city council.
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
OPINION SIG

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
letter to the editor

LETTER – North Island College Students’ Union calls for the elimination of student loan interest

Dear editor, During this pandemic, it is important to remember that people,…

  • Feb 7, 2021
letter to the editor
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Canada has wasted so much time

This is a copy of a letter that I sent to Rachel…

  • Feb 4, 2021
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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
LETTERS

Local communities asking to be heard is not racism

Referring to Binny Paul’s article “First Nation says it will intervene in…

  • Feb 3, 2021
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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)
FEEDBACK

The writing has been on the wall for years

For over 15 years, many groups and individuals including many B.C. First…

  • Feb 3, 2021
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Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times and returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album full of material that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr

OUT ON A LIMB: The long and winding road to a song

Taking a break from wanna-be dictators, pandemics and social media squabbling, I…

Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times and returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album full of material that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr
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No reason to use such language

I found the remarks of “racism” by Homalco First Nation Chief Darren…

  • Feb 1, 2021
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Don’t expect salmon stocks to revive after removing fish farms

The opponents of fish farms in the Discovery Islands that expect the…

  • Jan 28, 2021
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Dreadful global record of environmental destruction

Salmon Farm closures: I support the closure of an industry that has…

  • Jan 27, 2021
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