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LETTER: Passing comment at restaurant leads to a lesson on history

To the two Indigenous people at Salty’s on Goldstream on June 5:…

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Community shut out of decisions on Oak Bay marina

Concerns are growing about the process council is using to determine the…

  • Jun 11, 2021
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LETTER: Politicians mysteriously quiet on Fairy Creek

Regina vs. Ancient Rainforest Preservationists: Silence pervades our locally elected councillors, CRD…

  • Jun 11, 2021
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LETTER: Herbicide use on school grounds questioned

According to the June 3 letter from Rosemarie Townsend about seeing a…

  • Jun 10, 2021
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A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

EDITORIAL: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

  • Jun 7, 2021
A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins
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LETTER: Protesters’ moral compass goes askew

So out at Fairy Creek, people old enough to know better show…

  • Jun 7, 2021
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LETTER: Coming clean on public washrooms

What does one think of when one thinks of Oak Bay? Character…

  • Jun 6, 2021
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LETTER: Blown away by lawn-care noise

When is Oak Bay going to smarten up. I get up this…

  • Jun 6, 2021
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LETTER: Royal Oak development draws heightened opposition

Myself and many other concerned residents of the immediate neighbourhood in Royal…

  • Jun 6, 2021
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LETTER: Sounding off over noisy vehicles

A recent article in Saanich News pointed out that the District of…

  • Jun 6, 2021
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LETTER: Pull the plug on gas-powered leaf blower ban

After reading the article in the May 26 Saanich News, it is…

  • Jun 5, 2021
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LETTER: Keep Sidney clean

Walking my grand dog recently past the very busy skateboard park on…

  • Jun 5, 2021
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LETTER: Dog walkers mean business

Mount Douglas is a destination off-leash dog walking site for the region.…

  • Jun 5, 2021
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Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean was appalled by the homophobic graffiti that defaced the newly completed rainbow crosswalk at Royal Bay Secondary recently. She calls on everyone to stand up to hate in all its forms. (Photo Don Craig/BC government communications)

MLA column: Let’s stand up against hate

Mitzi Dean is NDP MLA for Esquimalt Metchosin

  • Jun 4, 2021
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean was appalled by the homophobic graffiti that defaced the newly completed rainbow crosswalk at Royal Bay Secondary recently. She calls on everyone to stand up to hate in all its forms. (Photo Don Craig/BC government communications)
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LETTER: Premier not so green after all

Reader says John Horgan not a leader on old-growth tree issue

  • Jun 4, 2021
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LETTER: Rumble strips could make road safer

One of the challenges while driving to Sooke from Victoria until the…

  • Jun 4, 2021
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LETTER: Seniors deserve a place to call home

Amy White, in her letter on age-restricted buildings, expressed viewpoints that are…

  • Jun 4, 2021
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LETTER: Affordable, supportive housing a critical piece of society

Safe, affordable housing is at the base of so much of what…

  • Jun 3, 2021
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LETTER: World desperately needs more love

‘The future of humanity is held in our hearts,’ says reader

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck