Opinion

Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full last Friday, and…

  • Apr 29, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)
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Bring this pandemic to an end with vaccination

To the Editor; “By the people, for the people.” While these words,…

  • Apr 22, 2021
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The Editor’s Desk: Big Brother is watching

Worried that the COVID vaccine is a covert tracking device? Don’t be; that ship has already sailed

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Opinion: Stuck in a dangerous information echo chamber

Everyone likes positive affirmation. It’s nice knowing that while the rest of…

  • Apr 16, 2021
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Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

Quinn: Take two minutes and give the gift of life

April has always been Organ and Tissue Donation Month in B.C.

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COLUMN: Hold up, who was Ma Murray?

Adam Louis explores the spirit behind the award

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It’s not all the government’s fault

Nick Kossovan, a self-described connoisseur of human psychology, writes what’s on his mind from Toronto.

  • Apr 10, 2021
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FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
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Becoming accustomed to the easier Western way of work

To the Editor; I’ve observed over the last few decades that the…

  • Mar 27, 2021
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A huge amount of food is wasted each year in Canadian households. (Citizen file)

Editorial: UN report on food waste a lot to chew on

The average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food each year

  • Mar 26, 2021
A huge amount of food is wasted each year in Canadian households. (Citizen file)
David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. (Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation)

SCIENCE MATTERS: Easy way out for wildlife conservation isn’t what it appears

By David Suzuki H.L. Mencken once wrote that “there is always a…

  • Mar 21, 2021
David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. (Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation)
Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. (Photo courtesy of Nature Conservancy of Canada)

COLUMN: Pandemic helped Canadians rediscover nature

By Dan Kraus Nature Conservancy of Canada A year ago, there was…

  • Mar 20, 2021
Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. (Photo courtesy of Nature Conservancy of Canada)
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Federal election jostling begins

It didn’t take long for contenders to throw their hats in the…

  • Mar 15, 2021
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A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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OP-ED: 1 year into pandemic, B.C.’s tourism sector hopes for a light at the end of the tunnel

Only about 17 per cent of businesses have been operating as usual in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021
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Drivesmart column: Be prepared for trouble!

Do I really need to make this trip?

  • Feb 26, 2021
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The North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in the community of Barriere in the Thompson-Okanagan is a major economic driver for the region and especially for area businesses. The facility has cancelled almost 300 events, both large and small, since March of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions in regards to holding gatherings and events. (Firefox photo)

At one-year mark of pandemic, tourism sector hoping for light at the end of the tunnel

Hopefully businesses can survive long enough to get past this difficult period, regroup and move forward

  • Feb 25, 2021
The North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in the community of Barriere in the Thompson-Okanagan is a major economic driver for the region and especially for area businesses. The facility has cancelled almost 300 events, both large and small, since March of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions in regards to holding gatherings and events. (Firefox photo)
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)