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EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The high cost of war must never be forgotten

  • Nov 9, 2021

 

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

 

Jim Pine with a cabbage grown on his farm. With the current trajectory, logging companies will have logged all the old growth within three to five years, he says. (Contributed - Jim Pine)

GUEST COLUMNIST: Former logger fights for remaining old-growth forests

‘I care so much about this that I am willing to get arrested’

  • Jul 29, 2021

 

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EDITORIAL: High job numbers seem overly rosy

Hard to believe there’s so much more employment in hardest hit sectors

  • Apr 19, 2021
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Community gratitude as vaccine distribution begins

Mayor grateful for those who stepped up during pandemic

  • Apr 1, 2021
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New development is adding to Sooke’s already burgeoning greenhouse gas emissions. Pictured above are developments on Melrick Place and Winfield Road. (Stephen Hindrichs photo)

OPINION – Bert’s Dilemma: Growth, housing and the climate emergency

New official community plan not addressing climate problem, says writer

  • Mar 29, 2021
New development is adding to Sooke’s already burgeoning greenhouse gas emissions. Pictured above are developments on Melrick Place and Winfield Road. (Stephen Hindrichs photo)
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COLUMN: Rediscovering our place in nature

Consumerism has taken the place of citizenship, writes David Suzuki

  • Jan 8, 2021
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE: There are a lot of great things ahead

As we turn the page on our calendars, an exciting year awaits

  • Jan 7, 2021
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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)
I shake my head at those who won’t listen to medical advice and are openly willing to take the risk of contracting COVID-19, writes Kevin Laird. File - Pixabay)

COLUMN: Thoughts of coronavirus flood my mind

Seven months have gone by since I contracted COVID-19. I still have symptoms.

I shake my head at those who won’t listen to medical advice and are openly willing to take the risk of contracting COVID-19, writes Kevin Laird. File - Pixabay)
The 1946 building in Sooke known as the ‘Tin Grotto’, located at 2076 Otter Point Rd, is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

The Tin Grotto and me

A date with wrecking ball brings back memories

  • Nov 6, 2020
The 1946 building in Sooke known as the ‘Tin Grotto’, located at 2076 Otter Point Rd, is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
MAYOR’S REPORT: Sooke moves smoothly through B.C. Restart Plan

MAYOR’S REPORT: Sooke moves smoothly through B.C. Restart Plan

Many projects moving forward in district

  • Sep 15, 2020
MAYOR’S REPORT: Sooke moves smoothly through B.C. Restart Plan
SUZUKI: True recovery means looking to the future, not the past

SUZUKI: True recovery means looking to the future, not the past

The longer we delay phasing out fossil fuels, the tougher it will become, writes David Suzuki

  • Aug 27, 2020
SUZUKI: True recovery means looking to the future, not the past
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: District steps up to help during pandemic

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: District steps up to help during pandemic

Mayor Maja Tait says local government offers 0% tax increase and other programs during COVID crisis

  • May 4, 2020
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: District steps up to help during pandemic
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

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: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

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

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.