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LETTER: Renovation work can help rebuild economy

Re: Home renovations fueling Sooke’s building permit revenue boom. Redevelopment and renovation…

  • Jan 2, 2022
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LETTER: Short-term rentals hold key to affordable housing

If the elected officials in Victoria, Sidney, Langford and elsewhere on the…

  • Jan 2, 2022
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LETTER: COVID reminder carries contradictions

In your Dec. 23 issue you present an editorial reminding us that…

  • Jan 2, 2022
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LETTER: Support for rail line driven by nostalgia

In 2011, due to the disrepair of the railway, Via Rail and…

  • Jan 1, 2022
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LETTER: RBCM exhibit’s removal alienates member

I bought my first membership to the RBC Museum over 30 years…

  • Jan 1, 2022
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LETTER: Dog leash bylaw can’t have partial enforcement

Re: the letter Saanich goes overboard with animal control. Two days ago…

  • Jan 1, 2022
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LETTER: Refusing vaccination should carry cost

We should all approve of a person’s right to refuse the covid…

  • Dec 31, 2021
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Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins proudly lists the accomplishments in developments and community amenities the municipality saw in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mayor takes a look back, a look ahead in Esquimalt

Barbara Desjardins voices pride in community’s accomplishments through difficult times in 2021

  • Dec 31, 2021
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins proudly lists the accomplishments in developments and community amenities the municipality saw in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
MLA Mitzi Dean looks back at a year filled with health care crises and accomplishments, housing victories and challenges and other key themes for her Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. (Photo Don Craig/BC government communications)

MLA takes a look back at 2021 in Esquimalt-Metchosin

Mitzi Dean applauds the way people have supported each other in a challenging year

  • Dec 30, 2021
MLA Mitzi Dean looks back at a year filled with health care crises and accomplishments, housing victories and challenges and other key themes for her Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. (Photo Don Craig/BC government communications)
Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming read stories to kids at the James Bay Library in Victoria on July 3. (Greater Victoria Public Library photo)

COLUMN: Province improved the ways people get around this year

MLA Rob Fleming looks back at 2021

  • Dec 30, 2021
Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming read stories to kids at the James Bay Library in Victoria on July 3. (Greater Victoria Public Library photo)
Al Smith, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, encourages residents to shop local to help merchants through the next wave of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce)

Saanich Peninsula business association looks ahead to 2022

Executive director Al Smith proud of how businesses adapted to changing realities through pandemic

  • Dec 30, 2021
Al Smith, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, encourages residents to shop local to help merchants through the next wave of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce)
Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore is parliamentary secretary for gender equity in the BC NDP government. (Courtesy of Grace Lore)

Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA reflects on 2021

Grace Lore looks back at the accomplishments and challenges of the past year

  • Dec 30, 2021
Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore is parliamentary secretary for gender equity in the BC NDP government. (Courtesy of Grace Lore)
Saanich South MLA Lana Popham at the B.C. legislature. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: The word resiliency best sums up 2021, says agriculture minister

MLA grateful to be part of the Saanich community

  • Dec 30, 2021
Saanich South MLA Lana Popham at the B.C. legislature. (Black Press Media file photo)
It’s important for all parties in the legislature to work together on shared objectives for the province, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen says. (Photo courtesy of Adam Olsen)

Saanich North/Islands MLA column: Good public policy, not optics, should be government’s goal

NDP have a great opportunity to work collaboratively on shared goals, Green MLA Adam Olsen says

  • Dec 30, 2021
It’s important for all parties in the legislature to work together on shared objectives for the province, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen says. (Photo courtesy of Adam Olsen)
Randall Garrison is MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy Randall Garrison)

COLUMN: MP set to fight for federal investments in housing in 2022

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, takes a look back at 2021

  • Dec 30, 2021
Randall Garrison is MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy Randall Garrison)
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LETTER: Faith in Bonnie Henry has been shaken

Like most, I’m exhausted by the pandemic: the endless variants, the stream…

  • Dec 26, 2021
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LETTER: Communities enjoyed free ride for police dispatch

Sooke and seven other South Island municipalities are complaining about operating costs…

  • Dec 26, 2021
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LETTER: There’s no place like home

Langford council has OK’d the building of four condominium buildings in neighbourhoods…

  • Dec 26, 2021
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LETTER: Stormwater management should be a priority

In its push to promote a challenged official community plan process and…

  • Dec 25, 2021
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LETTER: Saanich goes overboard with animal control

Two days ago I went to the eastern end of Cadboro Bay…

  • Dec 25, 2021
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