Opinion

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We must pay respectful attention to nature

Filed for publication with the Mirror… Dear Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette…

  • Jan 26, 2021
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Food Bank inspires poetry

The Campbell River Food Bank You don’t have to kill a deer,…

  • Jan 26, 2021
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Fisheries minister’s Discovery Islands decision wrong on a number of points

Re: Closure of Salmon Farms around Discovery Island The decision by the…

  • Jan 26, 2021
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There have been many polluting industries that have had to change

The recent story in the Mirror regarding the removal of the fish…

  • Jan 25, 2021
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Put the farms where the migratory routes are not

Please accept this email as adamant support for the planned removal of…

  • Jan 21, 2021
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Closures are long in the making and provide the only sensible longer-term stability to natural salmon stocks

I was shocked to see the unanimous local distress over the coming…

  • Jan 21, 2021
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Necessary and important speech will often, perhaps almost always, offend someone

In this time of cancel culture, mainstream media bias, and the extraordinary…

  • Jan 16, 2021
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Salmon farm decision did not come out of the blue

Dear North Vancouver Island Mayors, I am writing to you after reading…

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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BC Hydro crew worked under crazy conditions

A Symphony of Fireworks of thanks to the heroes of the BC…

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Aquaculture companies to blame for job loss, not DFO

I have seen lots of stories lately in the Campbell River Mirror…

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Aquaculture industry is under seige and needs our support

I was alarmed to learn recently that our federal government had unilaterally…

  • Jan 12, 2021
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Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER – Reader upset with ‘one-sided’ article regarding mayors’ reactions to fish farming developments

Dear editor, Re: Vancouver Island mayors say they weren’t consulted on B.C.…

  • Jan 6, 2021
North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Dec 30, 2020
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)
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Discovery Islands fish farm decision not based on science

I don’t think I have ever written a letter to a newspaper…

  • Dec 28, 2020
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FOR THE RECORD

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

  • Dec 23, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
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Neighbourhood angst has not been alleviated

To City Council: Shame! Shame! Shame! on the mayor and city council…

  • Dec 18, 2020
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