Opinion

Perils of gardening with chemicals

Reader writes there are many non-toxic alternatives to pesticides and herbicides

  • Mar 29, 2019

It’s all about the money

Reader questions heavy-handed approach to curling rink closure

  • Mar 27, 2019

COLUMN: Making the call to cut the cord

Cost of a keeping a landline makes little sense in 2019

  • Mar 27, 2019
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EDITORIAL: West Shore ferry service would allow commuters to leave gridlock in their wake

A new study promises new hope for those stranded each morning on…

  • Mar 26, 2019

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

  • Mar 25, 2019

Dying of embarrassment: Asking for a Naloxone kit in a small B.C. town

Naloxone is free for everyone, amid an opioid overdose epidemic killing thousands

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

CRD land ideal for alternate route

Reader says old pipeline route best option

  • Mar 21, 2019

Talking about bullying is helpful

Reader says calling out bullies is helpful to victim

  • Mar 21, 2019

Seals cause of fishery demise

Reader asks why did it take so long to identify fisheries’ biggest menace

  • Mar 21, 2019

4,000 days to curb carbon emissions

Reader says we need a plan to avoid climate disaster

  • Mar 21, 2019

EDITORIAL: Time to take aim at regional police force

With discussions on the amalgamation of the 13 Capital Region communities seemingly…

  • Mar 19, 2019

Reporter lauded for cyberbulling story

Reader says Sooke needs to end cyberbully plague

  • Mar 19, 2019

LETTER: Questions around vaccinations deserve responsible data

On International Women’s Day, in an issue focused on women, next to…

  • Mar 18, 2019

EDITORIAL: The quest to assign blame

Instead of sympathy, some have worked to distance themselves from these attacks or to assign blame.

  • Mar 18, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

Council watchers are not prattlers

Readers take exception to ‘demeaning comments’

  • Mar 14, 2019

Cyberbully response ‘utterly inadequate’

Readers weigh in on harassment at EMCS

  • Mar 14, 2019

Hire more police officers to curb bullies

A reader says schools do not teach respect for the honest individual

  • Mar 14, 2019