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Hearing from all sides helps communities heal

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

 

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

 

FILE — In this March 15, 2021 file photo boxes of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative arrive at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. Africa is “watching with total disbelief” as India struggles with a devastating resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the continent’s top public health official said Thursday, April 29, 2021, as African officials worry about delays in vaccine deliveries caused by India’s crisis. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh/File)

OPINION: Are we still ‘all in this together?’

Rich countries lining up first for vaccine doses shows scale of global inequality

 

Environmentalists had a good day against oil companies last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Big oil was put on notice last week, gives me some hope

Every once in a while, there’s a day where things don’t seem…

Environmentalists had a good day against oil companies last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Did we miss our shot?

I booked my COVID shot today. I’m excited to be not facing…

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

OPINION: British Columbians need the Right to Roam

Right to Roam gives people the right to explore unhindered

A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
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)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks after touring Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center on September 18 in Hermantown, Minnesota. The first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is tonight. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

OPINION: Celebrate Biden’s win, then keep up the struggle

I woke up on Saturday and checked my phone, like I had…

President-elect Joe Biden speaks after touring Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center on September 18 in Hermantown, Minnesota. The first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is tonight. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Oil too risky to be base for economy

Negative prices, low demand show we do not need oil to survive

The COVID-19 silver lining: a new deal for everyone

We should take the chance to rethink our world

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody