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MLA REPORT: Rebuilding trust in the B.C. government

Andrew Weaver is MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and leader of the B.C. Green Party

  • Mar 4, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

COLUMN: MLA Adam Olsen responds to budget 2019

Adam Olsen is the BC Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands

  • Feb 27, 2019
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COLUMN: The Saanich Snarl, just another gridlock

Travis Paterson is a multimedia journalist with the Saanich News

LOCAL FLAVOUR: Farmers tackle growing in a changing climate

Linda Geggie is with the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

  • Feb 27, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

It’s time to stop being nice to anti-vaxxers

Mandatory vaccinations provide a simple solution to preventable illness

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

Valentine’s Day deserves contemptuous ridicule

Writer can’t resist marking the day with sarcasm and derision

FINANCIAL SAVVY: Buyer’s market looming?

A retired corporate executive, enjoying post-retirement as an independent Financial Consultant (www.dolezalconsultants.ca), Peter Dolezal is the author of three books, including his recent Third Edition of The Smart Canadian Wealth-Builder.

  • Feb 11, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

SCIENCE MATTERS: Winter weather doesn’t disprove global warming

Weather and climate aren’t the same thing

  • Feb 8, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

Student Voice: B.C. should lower voting age to 16 years

Mira Blakely is a Grade 9 student at Reynolds secondary school

  • Jan 26, 2019

LOCAL FLAVOUR: Farms bustle with activity even in the winter months

Linda Geggie is the executive director with the CR-FAIR

  • Jan 24, 2019

RICKTER SCALE: The silencing of the crickets

Rick Stiebel is a semi-retired local journalist

  • Jan 23, 2019

COLUMN: A Mirror is not to blame for what it reflects

Mirrors are interesting instruments. Their reflected images can be the source of…

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jan 20, 2019