Opinion

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

 

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Pumpkin Spice for your mental health

Not worth not enjoying things

 

City of Campbell River workers start to remove the glass at Spirit Square. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

What if care for the least fortunate among us was the main priority?

Social Services bylaw scrapped after two years of work

 

For Rent. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Rent increase cap misses the mark

More needed than just limiting amount landlords can increase rent

For Rent. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River City Hall. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

More people should head into mayoral race

Younger voice could bring bold changes to city council

Campbell River City Hall. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Fall is coming, but can I still have fun? File Photo

Does the end of summer mean the end of fun?

Learning to love the shoulder seasons

Fall is coming, but can I still have fun? File Photo
The Island Corridor Foundation’s business case for the return of rail on Vancouver Island shows this photo of trains on tracks in Vic West. (Courtesy of Island Corridor Foundation)

I really want to take the train

The Island Corridor project would give non-car people another option and help reduce our emissions

The Island Corridor Foundation’s business case for the return of rail on Vancouver Island shows this photo of trains on tracks in Vic West. (Courtesy of Island Corridor Foundation)
Cross on the Rock is one of the Island’s many bicycle racing events. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Bike racing is more than just the Tour de France

From women’s racing, to gravel, to alternative programs, bike racing has something for everyone

Cross on the Rock is one of the Island’s many bicycle racing events. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Drying laundry outside can be much better on the environment than using conventional machines, but some buildings do not allow it. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Clothesline act help B.C. meet climate goals

Anti-Clothesline rule one of many outdated rules that inadvertently dissuade eco-friendly activity

Drying laundry outside can be much better on the environment than using conventional machines, but some buildings do not allow it. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The parking lot near Spirit Square shows that downtown Campbell River gets a lot of use, but there could be a way to use the space more efficiently. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Let’s use climate action funds to help build a better downtown

Walkable cities reduce vehicle emissions, and just happen to have other benefits too

The parking lot near Spirit Square shows that downtown Campbell River gets a lot of use, but there could be a way to use the space more efficiently. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Just giving people money could solve a lot of our problems. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

How to solve most of our problems

Giving everyone $1,000 a month would solve a lot of our problems, so why don’t we try it?

Just giving people money could solve a lot of our problems. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The lifespan of a story extends when written down.

Keeping stories alive

Get a second or third pint of Guinness into my father and…

The lifespan of a story extends when written down.
Gas prices have jumped after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. How much are people willing to pay before they look to alternatives? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gas prices: how much is too much?

Moving away from fossil fuels protects us against future volatility

Gas prices have jumped after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. How much are people willing to pay before they look to alternatives? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada scored 8.87 on the EIU Democracy Index for 2021, but we’ve slipped since last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MARC’S SPIN: Democracy versus Individualism: it’s time to think about others

Canada is slipping down the Democracy Index, but we can turn it around

Canada scored 8.87 on the EIU Democracy Index for 2021, but we’ve slipped since last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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A challenge gang to battle the seasonal blues

Columnist writes about teaming up with your friends to motivate wellness

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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)
A lumber truck tipped and spilled its load onto the highway in Mill Bay. (Laurence Riggs photo)

Unsafe driving habits all too common

Regardless of road conditions, the recklessness never stops

A lumber truck tipped and spilled its load onto the highway in Mill Bay. (Laurence Riggs photo)
‘Creepy’ is a program that harvests geolocation information from social media posts. Black Press Media.

Who’s following our digital footsteps?

Our online signatures are out there for anyone to use

‘Creepy’ is a program that harvests geolocation information from social media posts. Black Press Media.
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
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